ILMxLAB announced today that Frank Oz will reprise the role of Jedi Master Yoda in the upcoming virtual reality adventure Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. You can check out the trailer and Frank Oz’s appearance in the player below.
The new experience, created in collaboration with Oculus Studios, will be released on the Quest platform on November 19th, priced at $24.99.
“Yoda is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy, thanks in large part to the incredible performance of Frank Oz,” said director Jose Perez III. “Working with Frank to weave Yoda into the fabric of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge was an unforgettable experience and a dream come true. I can’t wait for players to meet the Jedi Master face to face in our first exciting tale.”
Along with Jedi Master Yoda, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge also puts you alongside iconic Star Wars characters like C-3PO (voiced by Anthony Daniels), R2-D2, and the owner of Black Spire Outpost’s Droid Depot, Mubo (Star Wars stalwart Matthew Wood).
This rich world also introduces new characters into Star Wars lore, like boisterous bartender Seezeslak (Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan) and Guavian Death Gang leader Tara Rashin (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order‘s Debra Wilson).
The experience takes place on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu, as depicted in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive epic lands at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
You’ll take on the role of a droid repair technician operating near Batuu, and when a group of Guavian Death Gang pirates attack they’ll be forced to jettison the ship’s mysterious cargo and head for the escape pods. After crashing on the planet, you’ll discover never-before-revealed areas of Batuu, and prove that anyone in the galaxy can become a hero.
In addition to the main storyline, you will also be able to step into a never-before-told short tale about a mysterious Jedi temple on Batuu, where they will encounter Yoda and a new Padawan, Ady Sun’Zee. And you’ll be able to take your adventures even further in Part II of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, scheduled for release in 2021.
“Stepping onto Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a genuinely magical experience,” said Alyssa Finley, producer. “With Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, we’re expanding the story beyond Black Spire Outpost, giving players the chance to discover never-before-seen characters and locations. It’s an immersive adventure that can only exist in VR.”
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