Disney has expanded their brand in recent years, boasting subsidiaries such as Marvel, The Muppets Studio, and Lucasfilm. Along with this, the company also has a host of partnerships and collaborations, which now includes Lenovo. The companies announced their partnership and launch of the upcoming Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality Star Wars product which allows fans to experience the franchise like never before.
Behind the new augmented reality game is the smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, along with accessories in the form of a Tracking Beacon and Lightsaber controller. Unveiled as part of the Force Friday II announcements, Jedi Challenges was unveiled for both Android and iPhone smartphones.
Players will hone their Jedi skills with a number of various augmented reality-based experiences, each offering multiple levels of immersive gameplay. The game introduces a new Star Wars character, the Archivist, who instructs players and guides them on their journey and ways of The Force. The augmented reality games features various games, including lightsaber battles, strategic combat and holochess.
With a sleek, portable and lightweight design, the Lenovo Mirage AR headset provides players with fully-immersive gaming by providing optimal levels of comfort during gameplay. The Tracking Beacon, which is placed on the floor, acts as a stable base for the headset’s sensors and detects player movement throughout the gameplay. In addition to the base tracking, the headset also includes two built-in fisheye sensors to provide inside-out positional tracking, providing free and natural motion to move around as they dual their opponents across the galaxy. The headset also pairs with the Lightsaber controller, which also doubles as a collectable item and is modeled after Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker and Rey. The lightsaber was designed as an integral part of the overall authentic experience.
The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges are available for pre-order for $199.99.