Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges, A New Smartphone-Powered Augmented Reality Experience

Thursday, August 31, 2017 — Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and Disney today unveiled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality Star Wars product that allows fans to experience Star Wars in ways never before possible. Jedi Challenges features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Lightsaber Controller, Tracking Beacon, and hours of Star Wars gameplay. It is not known yet if and when Jedi Challenges will be available in Belgium. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is compatible with Android phones and iPhones.

“With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lenovo and Disney are bringing Star Wars to fans in ways they could previously only imagine,“ says Jeff Meredith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Business Segment, Lenovo PCs and Smart Devices. “Augmented reality has always been an important part of Star Wars, and it’s exciting to bring these key moments to life with this product.”

Players of all ages will hone their Jedi talents across a variety of augmented reality-based experiences, each offering multiple levels of deep and immersive gameplay. To guide the player on this journey, Jedi Challenges introduces an all-new Star Wars character, the Archivist. Through the use of the Jedi Holocrons, the Archivist instructs players in the ways of the Force™ and the knowledge of the Jedi. Users can perfect their lightsaber skills by taking on some of the most menacing villains the dark side has to offer, command armies in combat missions to defeat the Empire, and outwit their opponents in Holochess.

“We believe augmented reality will usher in a new era of storytelling and play an important role in the experiences we create for our fans,” said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Experiences, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges we’re bringing together the latest technology and one of the most recognized franchises in the galaxy to fulfill the wishes of anyone who’s ever wanted to wield a lightsaber or take on empire forces on the battlefield.”

Availability and pricing

It is not known yet if and when Jedi Challenges will be available in Belgium.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges spec sheet and images at http://news.lenovo.com/IFA2017.

For list of compatible smartphones, please visit www.jedichallenges.com.