December 9, 2017
Become a Jedi this Holiday with Augmented Reality (AR)
This holiday season, Lenovo is bringing Star Wars to our living rooms, and it looks incredible.
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.
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.
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.
Jedi Challenges offers a variety of interactive and entertaining game modes, each with their own unique elements.
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.
Players can put their Jedi skills to the test against enemies like Kylo Ren
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.
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.
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.
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.
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