Duel with Darth Vader in VR
Vader Immortal coming to PlayStation
Ever dreamed of facing Darth Vader in a light saber duel? Of course you have, and thanks to ILMxLAB that dream is coming true on PlayStation this summer.
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series will include “all three episodes and Lightsaber Dojos”, and tells a brand new story about everyone’s favorite Sith lord as well as bringing the Star Wars universe to life in virtual reality.
Your father’s lightsaber: The developers had always dreamed of making a Star Wars VR game, and obviously they wanted lightsaber duels: “Wielding a lightsaber was right there at the top of that list, but we knew that if we were going to do that, we had to do it right,” said ILMxLAB ‘s Mark Miller.
Face a Dark Lord: “The moment when Darth Vader first approaches you is something that can’t really be explained (but I’ll try). It’s intense when his gaze follows you and he speaks directly to you,” he continued.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which Naughty Dog game accidentally left an easter egg for The Last of Us before its official announcement?
- Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
- Jak and Daxter Collection
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Jak X: Combat Racing
Dragon Ball FighterZ sold like hotcakes even before it was launched in Japan
Arc System Works’ 2018 brawler Dragon Ball FighterZ quickly became the fastest-selling game in the series, shifting no less than 2 million units in its first week – and that was even before the game launched in Japan!
That’s quite a feat for a fighting game based on a decades-old anime. Not long after launch, hackers started playing with the camera in the menu and discovered signs of two game modes that didn’t make it to launch: Z League, represented by a golden Mr. Satan statue, and Raid League, represented by a Saiyan pod. Both menu options had simply been moved off-screen.
Digital Events: EA Play Live Dated
Upcoming online game showcases
Since GDC, E3 and other conferences and trade shows have been cancelled, publishers and studios are reaching their fans and making their announcements via digital showcases instead.
The biggest event is Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, which is starting now and will last until August. Summer Game Fest will feature announcements from a bunch of studios, plus time-limited playable demos. Of course, not every single studio and publisher is participating – some are hosting their own events too:
- EA Play Live
- June 11th at 4.00pm PT / 12.00am GMT
- Nintendo Direct
- June broadcast was delayed, no new date announced
- Devolver Digital
- Sony – PlayStation
- Microsoft – Xbox
- Gamescom 2020
Not for everyone: Bethesda will not be hosting any online events or showcases, but Pete Hines did tease they have “lots of exciting things to share about our games and look forward to telling you more in the coming months.” That could mean that they will appear as part of the events of platform holders, or that they have something completely different in mind.