Luke Skywalker. Han Solo. Princess Leia. Padme Amidala. Anakin Skywalker. Master Yoda. Darth Vader. Does these names means anything to you? They are famous characters from the sci-fi franchise; the Star Wars. I grew up watching these characters on silverscreen and revered them like gods. I have soft spot for antagonists and I remember having a huge crush on Anakin Skywalker a.k.a Darth Vader and spent quite a portion of my my growing up years fantasizing fighting side by side with Anakin Skywalker using lightsabers and blasters and rule by his side as the Empress of The Galaxy. Funny how other Star Wars fans picked the bright side of the Force and be Jedis but all I fantasized about is to be at the Dark Side and be a Darth.
I wanted to be the most feared female Darth ever. I guess I’m really a bad girl deep inside. It’s all but whimsical fantasy, but little did I know that imaginations takes us everywhere. It’s especially true where Star Wars is concerned at least, as fans from all over the world can now play Star Wars’ characters through a virtual reality experience at The VOID, Resorts World Genting.
Opening on 6th December 2018 at the Skytropolis Funland, Resorts World Genting and The VOID is bringing the first-of-its-kind hyper-reality experience, Star WarsTM: Secrets of the Empire created in collaboration with ILMxLAB.
I won’t be able to really show you how it’s like playing Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire as during my visit, no forms of photography or videography is allowed in The VOID facility and players are required to store all of their belongings in the locker provided, but I can tell you that the experience is definitely out of this world. Players are required to suit up with a special kind of backpack and helmet that will enable us to enter the virtual world.
The virtual reality game; Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire brings virtual reality players directly into the Star Wars universe on the lava planet Mustafar. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire game at The VOID requires you to take on the game mission in team for best experience. A team of 3 or 4 is considered ideal. Under the orders of the budding rebellion, your team will travel to the molten planet of Mustafar. The mission is to recover Imperial intelligence that’s vital to the rebellion’s survival. Basically, you’re going to be on the bright side of the Force. You’ll be playing a Rebel. Alongside the Droid K-2S0, your team must navigate through an enemy facility disguised as stormtroopers.
Once you put on the virtual reality helmet, you and your will be ‘transformed’ into a Stormtrooper. The helmet functions as a communication device with your team as well. Once inside the enemy’s facility, you’ll need to grab a blaster, solve puzzles, and fight giant lava monsters in an effort to accomplish the mission.
Using cutting-edge technology, players will be able to hear, feel, touch and even smell throughout the enture game. The game is actually a perfect blend of virtual and physical world. It feels so vividly real, if you ask me. I actually felt heat of my enemy’s blaster heat when it hit me. It’s shockingly real.
Ticket sales for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire are now available for pre-order starting from November 30th 2018 at RM130 each.
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire game by The VOID is definitely something you would like to try if you are an avid gamer or a virtual reality player. Great for family but I will advice against allowing children below 10 years old to participate in the game as the equipments are quite heavy and it requires swift hand-eye-body coordination and quite a lot of physical movements that young children might not be able to follow.
The VOID at Resorts World Genting will be its first location in Asia. It is set to be one of the must-visit attractions at the resort.
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