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December 9, 2017

Become a Jedi this Holiday with Augmented Reality (AR)

Nathan Twyman Content Creator VR AR VU Dream Writer

Nathan Twyman, VR & AR Content Creator

This holiday season, Lenovo is bringing Star Wars to our living rooms, and it looks incredible.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, it was a distant dream to engage in a true Star Wars interactive experience. Lenovo and Disney are now bringing us one step closer to that dream.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is a new augmented reality (AR) experience for true Star Wars fans. Using only a few hardware components and a smartphone, you can completely change the world around you and begin training as a Jedi Knight.

What you’ll need:

The game is a free app on both Google Play and the App Store and utilizes smart AR technology to create a one of a kind experience. The system itself comes with following:

Lenovo Mirage AR Headset

Weighs in at 477g (about one pound) and can fit any major smartphone on the market. Dual motion tracking cameras create a visually appealing and realistic look at the game.

Lightsaber Controller

Used to interact with elements of the game. Not only is it lightweight and responsive, it’s modeled after Rey’s own lightsaber in the upcoming film: The Last Jedi.

Tracking Beacon

Used to keep your movements precise and accurate when interacting with the AR world. It will keep track of where you look and how you move, and help keep your experience immersive.

Game Modes

Jedi Challenges offers a variety of interactive and entertaining game modes, each with their own unique elements.

Lightsaber Battles

Go up against some of the biggest villains in the galaxy, as you train and perfect your Jedi skills. Use your lightsaber and the Force to defend yourself against enemy troops. Stay alive, and you might find yourself against iconic characters like Kylo Ren and even Darth Vader himself.

Star Wars Augmented Reality Kylo Ren Lightsaber Battles

Players can put their Jedi skills to the test against enemies like Kylo Ren

Holochess

Remember Holochess from Episode IV? Now you can finally give it a go! Put your mind to the test with this holographic spin on Chess. Collect and battle alien creatures and outsmart your opponent in a battle of wits.

Holochess - Augmented Reality Star Wars Chess

Strategic Combat

Put yourself in the role of a military commander and lead your troops to victory in this interesting twist on a battle. Like a real general, you must plan and plan to defeat your opponent. Control heroes like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi and even recreate classic battles from the saga.

Augmented Reality AR Lenovo Star Wars Battles

How much does Headset cost?

There’s some super cool stuff going on here. But the cost is definitely a big factor for many people. Currently, Jedi Challenges is available for $199.99.

While somewhat on the expensive side, it’s cheaper than most experiences out there. And based on what we’ve seen from Lenovo, you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth.

Conclusion

The holiday season is fast approaching and there’s never been a better time to revisit the Star Wars universe. With AR technology getting better and better, there’s never been a greater time to immerse yourself in this technology.

With a fair price point matched with a great quality system, the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges experience is one you won’t soon forget.

Remember your training, and as always, may the Force be with you. Learn more about Star Wars: Jedi challenges here.

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