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Discover the secrets of the Empire

Sep 11. 2018
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By The Nation

Asia’s first new hyper-reality Star Wars VR experience “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” is coming to Asia soon courtesy of ILMxLAB and The Void.

It will be hosted by Resorts World Genting and visitors will step inside the Star Wars universe in a fully immersive experience unlike any other.

This is The Void’s first venture outside of North America and the UK, making this experience at Resorts World Genting the first in Asia. It will be one of the key attractions at the resort, which received almost 25 million visitors last year, and will exist alongside dining and retail outlets as well as entertainment attractions that include the upcoming indoor and outdoor theme parks.

“Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” will take guests through a breathtaking journey into the Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered on an interactive stage. Reality and imagination mix to deliver fully immersive experiences that evoke all the senses, where guests will feel the impact of blaster bolts, smell the smoke from the surrounding environment, push buttons to solve an interactive puzzle to escape enemies, all the while coordinating directly with their unit in real time through the blended virtual and physical world.

Under the orders of the rebellion, teams of four travel to the molten planet of Mustafar and sneak onto an Imperial Base. During the mission, visitors will encounter familiar Star Wars characters as they navigate dangers at every turn.

“The Void’s hyper-reality experiences are taking people to worlds that, until now, only existed in their imaginations. By making the impossible real and allowing guests to step into completely new and alternate realities. In “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” visitors can hear, feel, touch and even smell bringing them closer to the story, characters and places,” says The Void’s chairman Craig Watson.

Vicki Dobbs Beck of ILMxLAB, adds that the company’s goal is for people to “Step Inside Our Stories”. “And now Malaysian and Asian audiences will have the opportunity to do just that as they experience the excitement and adventure of Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,” she says.

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