Remember the Lenovo Mirage AR headset from 2017 and the only videogame available for it, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges? If you didn’t drop £250 GBP on the device then possibly not, as it was a bit of a one-trick pony. However, Lenovo isn’t giving up on augmented reality (AR) launching a new Mirage AR device alongside a new smartphone experience MARVEL Dimension of Heroes.
To be clear the headset isn’t new just the AR videogame and the two 6 degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) Universal Controllers that comes in the kit. Going on sale in the US today for $249.99 USD via Amazon.com and Lenovo.com, the new bundle allows you to step into the shoes of six Marvel superheroes – Doctor Strange, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Star-Lord.
Using those new controllers you’ll be able to punch, slice and blast your way through an original Marvel story in Story Mode, in which the Dread Dormammu, Lord of the Dark Dimension, launches a surprise attack on Earth with his alliance of Super-Villains, including Loki, Ronan the Accuser, Ultron Prime and the Winter Soldier.
As well as Story Mode, MARVEL Dimension of Heroes also features a Survival Mode to fend off waves of enemies and Co-Op Mode, battling evil forces side-by-side with a friend in the same room, competing against each other for high scores.
“Lenovo Mirage AR with MARVEL Dimension of Heroes is another milestone demonstrating Lenovo and Marvel’s shared passion for bringing rich, immersive consumer experiences to life through smarter technology. After years of close collaboration with Disney starting from Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, we’re excited to expand this incredibly fun and interactive experience for more gamers and especially Marvel fans to enjoy,” said Johnson Jia, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Business of Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo in a statement.
The new Lenovo Mirage AR headset bundle is compatible with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, with both titles freely available to download on iOS and Android devices.
And what if you own the previous Lenovo Mirage AR version with the lightsaber? Well, you might have guessed that due to that controller you won’t be able to play MARVEL Dimension of Heroes. Lenovo has said the Universal Controllers will be sold separately but as yet no pricing or availability has been mentioned.
As further details are released regarding the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, VRFocus will let you know.