Lenovo has announced the latest expansion to their Jedi Challenges AR game, which brings an all new game mode and swanky new Lightsaber controller. Come inside to learn more!
The last update Jedi Challenges received added in some The Last Jedi content, but the game's next (free) expansion will take players to the dark side for some villainous gameplay action. Launching today, the Dark Side expansion sees you take up Kylo Ren's saber to battle it out with Rey and Yoda in duels. On top of that, however, it comes with an all new game mode that allows you to control starships for epic space battles:
Since its global launch last winter, Jedi Challenges has enthralled fans with the first-of-its-kind Star Wars AR gameplay, becoming one of the most popular and sought-after Star Wars tech devices of the season. Energized by fans’ excitement and requests, Lenovo™ worked with Disney on new gameplay experiences. In the Dark Side Expansion, the third free content expansion from Jedi Challenges, players can wield Kylo Ren’s iconic Lightsaber against formidable light side opponents such as Rey and Yoda in AR Lightsaber duels.
New Ship Battles Game Experience
And with the newest Ship Battles mode, we’re giving players the experience to command capital ships in space battles against opponents in real-time, local multiplayer matches. Ship Battles lets players take command of an Imperial Star Destroyer or Rebel Mon Calamari Cruiser, managing offensive and defensive maneuvers in space combat. Each ship contains four sections which players must manage and continually recalibrate, including turbolaser fire, defensive shields, deployment of ‘Power Up’ ships, and bomber runs.
About Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges brings iconic Star Wars experiences to life through the power of AR. Offering more than 30 hours of multi-level immersive content, Jedi Challenges features multiple gameplay experiences:
Lightsaber Battles: Perfect your Lightsaber skills by taking on some of the most menacing villains the dark side has to offer like Kylo Ren and Darth Vader, or battle new heroes like Rey and Yoda in the new Dark Side Expansion.
Strategic Combat: Command forces against enemies in large-scale legendary ground wars.
Holochess: Outwit your opponents in the ultimate game of concentration and strategy in the beloved Star Wars game that first appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope.
The coolest thing, however, for fans/collectors, is they're also releasing a new Lightsaber controller hilt to play the game with. Aside from playing the game, the replica saber in the initial release was my favorite part. It's sleek and excellent for display options. Based off the look of this Kylo Ren hilt, fans are in for a similarly awesome replica.
To use the Kylo Ren Lightsaber Controller or play the Dark Side Expansion update, the full Star Wars: Jedi Challenges starter kit is required (sold separately), which includes the Lenovo Mirage™ AR headset, Lightsaber controller, and Tracking Beacon. A compatible smartphone and the latest Jedi Challenges app, free to download on the App Store® and Google Play™, are also required.
Will you be picking up the new controller, or downloading the expansion?