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Use the Force Luke: Lenovo and Disney reveal Star Wars AR experience

Lenovo and Disney unveiled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality Star Wars product that allows fans to experience Star Wars like never before.

Jedi Challenges features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, Lightsaber controller, and hours of Star Wars gameplay.

Jedi Challenges uses a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, Lightsaber controller, and promises hours of Star Wars gameplay.

Jedi Challenges is being unveiled as part of Force Friday II, which celebrates the worldwide launch of new Star Wars products.

The product is compatible with both Android phones and iPhones, will be available this holiday season.

Jeff Meredith, Lenovo SVP says, “With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lenovo and Disney are bringing Star Wars to fans in ways they could previously only imagine.

“Augmented reality has always been an important part of Star Wars, and it’s exciting to bring these key moments to life by marrying Lenovo technology with Disney’s storytelling.”

Players will hone their Jedi talents across a variety of augmented reality-based experiences, each offering multiple levels of deep and immersive gameplay.

To guide the player on this journey, Jedi Challenges will introduce an all-new Star Wars character, the Archivist.

The Archivist instructs players in the ways of the Force and the knowledge of the Jedi.

Throughout these challenges, users will train to perfect their lightsaber skills by taking on some of the most menacing villains the dark side has to offer, command armies in combat missions to defeat the Empire, and outwit their opponents in Holochess, all in augmented reality.

Key game features

  • Lightsaber Battles

With their very own lightsaber, fans can train against legendary dark side villains like Kylo Ren and Darth Vader.

  • Strategic Combat

Players can marshal the forces of the Republic, Rebel Alliance, and Resistance against the might of the Separatists, Empire, and First Order in epic battles across their living room floors.

  • Holochess

Fans can direct their holographic alien pieces across the board, wrestling for territory and control.

Kyle Laughlin, Disney consumer products SVP says, “We believe augmented reality will usher in a new era of storytelling and play an important role in the experiences we create for our fans.

“With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, we’re bringing together the latest technology and one of the most recognised franchises in the galaxy to fulfil the wishes of anyone who’s ever wanted to wield a lightsaber or take on Imperial forces on the battlefield.”

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges will be available from November in Australia and New Zealand.

You can watch the trailer here:

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