We’ve got a cool new trailer to share with you for the upcoming VR experience titled Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge which is coming to the Oculus Quest. The game is set in the world of Batuu, which is the location of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction at the Disney theme parks.
In Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, “fans play a droid repair technician who crash lands on Batuu after a pirate attack. In typical Star Wars fashion, they’ll quickly get swept up into a grand adventure on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost. Players can converse with Seezelslak in his cantina and be transported to other places and times in the Star Wars galaxy through his legendary tales. They can also receive important missions to complete in the wilds of Batuu, encountering new and iconic characters along the way, like the pirate Tara Rashin.”
As it says above, players can be transported to other places and times. Well, it turns out that one of these times will be set during the time of The High Republic, which is the main setting for a series of new stories for Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars publishing initiative that takes place 200 years before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
This new trailer focuses on that High Republic story. It’s titled Temple of Darkness, and it’s a 15-minute story in which players will step into the role of Jedi Padawan Ady Sun’Zee (Ellie Araiza) to work alongside Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz) to confront the darkness that now lurks within the temple walls — and within herself.
It actually looks like an interesting story that includes some creepy creatures lurking around. James Waugh, Vice President, Franchise Content and Strategy at Lucasfilm, said in a statement:
“Temple of Darkness in Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will give Star Wars fans an opportunity to step into a story set during The High Republic era on an incredibly transportive platform. It will be one of the first tales released taking place in this bold, adventurous new era for Star Wars storytelling which we intend to see traverse multiple mediums over many years. We’re so proud of what so many incredibly talented authors, developers, licensing partners, and Lucasfilm colleagues, have crafted together — it has been a labor of love.”
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge arrives on Oculus Quest platforms on November 19, 2020, and there’s a sequel that’s already in the works that will be released sometime in 2021. Check out the trailer below!