Channel your inner Jedi with Lenovo’s new augmented reality Star Wars game

Lightsabre battles right in your living room

08 November 2017
by Stuff Staff

Excitement for the release of The Last Jedi has hit fever pitch and with the film only a month out Lenovo is officially jumping on the hype train, giving fans the chance to step into the shoes of a Jedi and battle it out via its new augmented reality headset.

Officially launching in the UAE next week, the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges bundle consists of a Lenovo Mirage AR headset that, similar to Samsung’s Gear VR, uses a compatible smartphone to power its virtual lightsabre-wielding experience.

That’s right, as well as the headset itself the kit includes a lightsabre controller and tracking beacon that, combined with a clever one-way mirror built into the headset, projects the action into your living room rather than boxing you off into a virtual world. That means you can take part in epic duels with Kylo Ren and Darth Vader, whilst simultaneously avoiding treading on the cat.

There’s also a playable version of Holochess from the classic scene in A New Hope for those less inclined to swing their arms around wildly in the dark.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges will be available in the UAE from 15 November for US$325




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