Star Wars VR attraction takes you on 'Rogue One'-style undercover mission

Film‘Star Wars Secrets of the Empire’ VR experience to launch in December For the Rebellion!disney  by: John Stewart

ILMxLab partnered with The Void, a virtual-reality company, for Secrets of the Empire. But we now have a clearer idea of the virtual reality experience one Disney resort plans to offer this December.

Secrets of the Empire will allow guests to "walk freely and untethered throughout the multi-sensory experience" wearing VR headgear, according to the press release.

As members of the rebellion, the team's mission is to recover intelligence from Imperial forces.

The so-called "hyper-reality experience" is a collaboration between Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and VR start-up The Void. And we all got a first peek at the experience as well, thanks to a new trailer (embedded above).

Secrets of the Empire, a team of players will wear VR headsets and grab blasters as they're transported to the molten planet of Mustafar.

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The experience debuts in two months in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. You're accompanied by the droid K-2S0, made popular in the Star Wars anthology film Rogue One, and must navigate enemy territory in a Stormtrooper disguise.

Tickets are now on sale for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, an immersive experience that will debut at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando on December 16 and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on January 5.

The 30-minute attraction, originally announced in early August, will include groups of four participants taking on the roles of undercover rebels on an Imperial base.

Disney is just the latest major Hollywood studio to explore location-based virtual reality.

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