Just in case you don’t already get text notifications about every single The Last Jedi update in this galaxy, Disney is getting Star Wars fans even more hyped for Episode VIII with its upcoming virtual reality experience that opens the day after the movie—and you can get tickets right now.
The Void joined forces with ILMxLab earlier this year in a collaboration that would bring the world of Star Wars to life in what the company calls a “hyper-reality experience.” Meaning, you put on a VR headset and maneuver your way out of a maze while experiencing alien planets through touch feedback and props so real you could swear they were smuggled in on the Millennium Falcon. Even without a headset, the new mind-blowing trailer takes you there as the voice of Mon Mothma echoes in the darkness:
“I have an assignment for you. The rebellion needs you, and we don’t have much time. You must work together. You must not fail. In disguise, your team’s mission is to recover Imperial intelligence critical to our survival.”
So you team up with three other Rebels who go undercover as agents of the Dark Side to infiltrate an Imperial base and gather intel. The orders sound straightforward enough. That is, if you can survive potential spaceship crashes, droids with ulterior motives, and getting pelted with laser fire by legions of Stormtroopers.
This isn’t the first fandom VR project that The Void has turned into hyper-reality. If you’ve ever adventured with Indiana Jones in The Curse of the Serpent’s Eye or armed yourself with a proton pack in Ghostbusters: Dimensions (which was appropriately located in New York City’s infamous Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum), you have descended into The Void.
Go on the out-of-this-world mission at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on December 16 and Downtown Disney in Disneyland on January 8, but remember Mothma’s reason why you don’t want to get caught by Imperial guards:
“This could be a threat to our entire existence.”