We’re just over a week away from the premiere of Star Wars Resistance, and this morning we got an all-new sneak peek at what’s to come including high-flying adventure, heart-pumping action, the throwing and the falling, and a first look at appearances by some of our favorite characters and locations from The Force Awakens, including Captain Phasma and Starkiller Base.
A larger version of the standard combat AT-AT, the AT-ACT walker features a dedicated cargo bed for the transportation of heavy building materials or combat munitions. It was deployed at major Imperial construction projects, such as shipyards and sprawling research installations.
Incendiary weapons have a long history in the galaxy, and are used to flush enemies from cover and destroy objects and structures that could be used as shelter. The D-93 incinerator combines three fuel tanks worn as a backpack with a flame-projector gun, connected to the backpack rig by a reinforced hose. Two of the tanks contain a volatile, flammable gel known as conflagrine-14, while the third is filled with propellant gas that launches the gel through the hoses. This combination is mixed and ignited at the barrelhead of the weapon, which has an effective range of 75 meters.
Also called an Electro Magnetic Pulse grenade, or EMP grenade, these were used by Jedi and clones in the Clone Wars. When detonated close to a droid, it would disable it. Effectiveness depended on distance and placement relative to the target.
Tobias Beckett is a capable fighter who often draws blasters in both hands. His chosen weapon for his dominant left hand is a DG-29 sideloader heavy blaster pistol, manufactured by BlasTech and sporting an image-intensifying macroscope for long-range shots.
With all of its Star Wars-related projects, ILMxLAB has changed the way we experience a galaxy far, far away. And that’s the key word, really: experience. Because what ILMxLAB — Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division, formed in 2015 — has done is to bring us inside Star Wars. ILMxLAB has broken the wall between passive viewer and character, between spectator and participant. The evolution of their work has been amazing to witness. In the early virtual reality experiment Trials on Tatooine, we got to wield a lightsaber and deflect stormtrooper blasts. In Secrets of the Empire, a collaboration with The VOID first released at the end of last year, we took on the role of rebel-turned-undercover stormtrooper, blaster in actual hand, literally making our way through an Imperial complex on Mustafar. (Complete with heat from its burning lava.) This has all led here — to today’s reveal at Oculus Connect 5 in San Jose, California, of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I, an experience coming in 2019 to the newly-announced Oculus Quest.
Enfys Nest prefers melee weapons to blasters, and no weapon is more fearsome than the raider’s electroripper staff. This weighted polearm is tipped with a glowing ribbon of energy powerful enough to rip through metal or incapacitate an opponent.