Lenovo launched its Lenovo Mirage headset late last year, bringing with it an app which brought one of the most famous and successful film franchises of all time into augmented reality (AR) with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. The app has seen a few updates since launch, and now players will get a chance to face off against iconic Star Wars characters and take command of a ship and fight in space battles.
The Lenovo Mirage was clearly a device aimed at the hard-core Star Wars fan, bundled as it was alongside Star Wars: Jedi Challenges alongside a lightsaber peripheral. Since then new content has been introduced, including an update that brought with it a host of material from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The latest free update will allow players to test their skills against the likes Rey and Jedi Master Yoda while taking on the role of the black-cloaked antagonist, Kylo Ren. The new updates also includes a new real-time strategy-style game which allows players to take part in ship battles, taking control either a Rebel or Empire fleet to do battle against other players in the multiplayer section of the app.
For fans who are interested in going the extra mile, Lenovo are also releasing a limited edition Kylo Ren lightsaber peripheral, replicating the distinctive cross-hilted weapon wielded by Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Lenovo say the new lightsaber will be available at some point ‘This winter’ and is said to cost $100 (USD), though no price has been confirmed for other regions. This does suggest that it might make a great Christmas gift for a loved one who already owns a Lenovo Mirage.
The Lenovo Mirage AR headset is compatible with a range of smartphone devices, including 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. The device can be found for around £199.99 (GBP).
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