Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Is Now In The Philippines
POSTED BY Paco Santos ON November 13, 2017
Lenovo and Disney has unveiled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reaility Star Wars game that lets fans experience Star Wars in new ways. The new AR game features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, Lightsaber controller, and many hours of immersive gameplay.
Jedi Challanges was first revealed as part of Force Friday II last September, which was celebrates the worldwide launch of new Star Wars products. The Lenovo Star Wars bundle is compatible with both Android phones and iPhones. The headset pairs with a collectible-quality Lightsaber controller, modeled after the one wielded by Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, and Rey. Designed to be a key part of the experience, the Lightsaber acts as a controller and pointer, allowing players to navigate the user interface, with all controls, actions and commands activated with a simple two-button configuration.
“With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lenovo and Disney are bringing Star Wars to fans in ways they could previously only imagine,” said Jeff Meredith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo Consumer PCs & Smart Devices. “Augmented Reality has always been an important part of Star Wars, and it’s exciting to bring these key moments to life by marrying Lenovo technology with Disney’s storytelling.”
Players will hone their Jedi talents across a variety of augmented reality experiences, each offering multiple levels of deep and immersive gameplay. The game will introduce an all-new Star Wars character, the Archivist to aid the player on his journey. The archivist will train players to perfect their lightsaber skills by taking on some of the most infamous villains of the dark side. Players will also be able to command armies in combat missions to defeat the Galactic Empire, and outwit their opponents in Holochess, all in augmented reality.
Holochess is perhaps one of the most iconic board games brought to film, Holochess first leapt into moviegoer hearts when it was played on the Millennium Falcon in Episode IV: A New Hope. Fans can direct their holographic alien pieces across the board, wrestling for territory and control.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is priced at Php 14,999 and is now available for pre-order at select Toy Kingdom stores. The product will be in stores this December, in time for the Christmas season.