Unveiled today by The Hollywood Reporter, the first chapter of the upcoming Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, titled Temple of Darkness, will feature a High Republic era story with Yoda and the player as a padawan. This is also the first confirmation that Tales will continue the episodic format previously used by Vader Immortal.
Frank Oz returns
Revealed in the release date announcement trailer, Frank Oz is returning as the voice of Yoda. This is key as Oz did not voice Yoda for The Clone Wars animated series, returning to the character most recently for Yoda’s short appearance in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
“…his perspective on who Yoda was, as a character, fundamentally made us rethink how we are approacing the character in publishing. That kind of reaction wouldn’t happen if there wasn’t that sort of porous intersection between these two media types” said James Waugh, VP of Franchise Content & Strategy at Lucasfilm.
It’s All Connected
Yoda is one of the lead characters in the upcoming The High Republic Adventures comic from IDW, with a focus on him training padawans in the all-ages title. Tying in the comic to the new VR series adds to the depth of the publishing initiative and further ties it to the Disney Parks experience as well.
As we see with Cal Kestis’s lightsaber coming to Galaxy’s Edge next year, video games are no longer an afterthought when it comes to the larger canon story being told. It’s all connected. While that makes it even harder if you’re a completionist collector, the ability to connect with these stories in a variety of different ways is what makes Star Wars so unique. There are other connected universes out there, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but none of them tie together multiple mediums the way Star Wars does. Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge: Temple of Darkness is just the latest step in this grand storytelling experiment.
Read the full story THR here. Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge: Temple of Darkness releases on November 19th, exclusively on the Oculus platform.