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Lenovo launches Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR with Lightsaber controller




Lenovo has brought Starwars into the Augmented Reality (AR) scene with lightsaber battles alongside it.

The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is an interactive AR game that has 3 main features. Lightsaber battles will include battling out different foes like Kylo Ren and Darth Vader from the Star Wars franchise. Strategic Combat in which the user will lead the Rebel forces against the Empire in a ground battle. Holochess is a chess game mode but replaced with Star Wars models (game concept and strategy may vary upon release.)

There are 4 main components for the game to work: Lenovo Mirage AR HeadsetLightsaber ControllerTracking BeaconUser’s Smartphone.

The Lenovo Mirage AR Headset is responsible for the AR environment that a user will be experiencing. The Lightsaber Controller will be the user’s controller for the game. Tracking Beacon allows tracking of user’s movements when inside the game. Lastly, the user’s smartphone will be the one running the game which can be downloaded in the Google Play store and Apple Store.

Lenovo Mirage AR Headset specs:

3 Buttons (Select, Cancel, Menu)
Micro USB port
2200 mAh, Li-Po battery
209.2mm x 83.4mm x 154.8mm
470g

Lightsaber Controller specs:

3 Buttons (Power, Blade, Force)
Micro USB
550mAh, Li-Po battery
315.5mm x 47.2mm
275g

Tracking Beacon specs:

Power/Color Switch button
2 x AA batteries needed
94.1mm x 76.7mm
113.5g

In order to play this AR game, the user must download the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges application on this link here. To know if the user’s smartphone is compatible with the app, click here.

The StarWars: Jedi Challenges box contains:

  • Lenovo Mirage AR Headset
  • Lightsaber Controller
  • Phone Tray
  • Lightning to Micro USB Cable
  • USB-C to Micro USB Cable
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • 5V/1A Wall-Charger
  • Power Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Price is set at EUR249 with pre-order starting tomorrow and shipments in November.



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