When the Lenovo Mirage augmented reality (AR) headset launched last year with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges it did seem a bit of an expensive gimmick for £249.99 GBP. Certainly aimed more towards the Star Wars fan than casual players, Lenovo then announced just before Christmas that an update would greatly expand the content on offer. Today that has gone live, with a new planet and characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
This is the first content expansion for the headset available for free by downloading the update for the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges mobile app. The content includes:
- New Lightsaber Duel – Players can duel two elite Praetorian Guards featured in The Last Jedi. This is the first time Jedi Challenges players will duel two characters at the same time.
- New Planet for Strategic Combat – Three thrilling new levels of Strategic Combat set on Crait, a brand new planet that debuts in the film, will come with the update. Battle new enemies and vehicles including the formidable First Order AT-M6 walker.
- New Content in Assault mode – All-new enemies and levels will be introduced, including the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner and Riot Control Stormtrooper.
- Introduction of Porgs – Players will be rewarded with fan-favorite porgs in augmented reality.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges and the Lenovo Mirage AR headset comes supplied with a Lightsaber controller and Tracking Beacon that players use to hone their Jedi talents. Players are guided on this AR journey by the Archivist, who instructs players in the ways of the Force.
Currently Lenovo Mirage AR headset is compatible with a range of Android and iOS devices: iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel and Moto Z, with Lenovo stating more will be added.
While the kit originally retailed for £249.99, most stockists are now selling the kit for around £199.99, making that idea of a purchase that little bit easier. For the latest AR updates from around the world, keep reading VRFocus.