I didn’t realize that “May the Fourth Be With You” had become a pop culture fixture in celebration of all things Star Wars until after May the 4th was over, or I would’ve posted this sooner.
GPS guru TomTom released the following video via YouTube (appropriately on May the Fourth) to announce their line of downloadable Star Wars media for TomTom navigational devices, with Darth Vader in the recording studio:
And here’s a video demo of TomTom’s Darth Vader GPS in action:
You can download Darth Vader as your TomTom navigational guide for 8 pounds British (that’s about $13 US) at TomTom.com/StarWars. And according to TomTom’s site, they will release voices for C-3PO in June, Yoda in July, and Han Solo in August.
I’ll add that Vader is not voiced by James Earl Jones. It’s probably Chad Vader — aka Matt Sloan — who has voiced Vader in the LucasArts games Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: Forces of Corruption.
I would not expect Frank Oz and Harrison Ford to be reprising their roles for TomTom (as Yoda and Han Solo, respectively), but I think there’s a chance you might hear Anthony Daniels reprising his signature role as C-3PO.
Update: 6.30.2010 — Tom Kane (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Powerpuff Girls) is the voice of Yoda.
Update: 8.04.2010 — Anthony Daniels does indeed reprise his role as the voice of C-3PO. Here’s a video demo of the C-3PO GPS in action:
Thanks to Jeffrey Kafer for posting this video to the VO-BB.