Lenovo has announced the latest expansion of Star Wars: Jedi Challenges – Dark Side’s AR experience since it was launched in last winter. In a statement, the company claimed that energized by fans’ excitement and requests, Lenovo has worked with Disney on new gameplay experiences and in the latest expansion from Jedi Challenges, players can now wield Kylo Ren’s iconic Lightsaber against formidable light side opponents such as Rey and Yoda in AR Lightsaber duels.
With the newest Ship Battles mode, Lenovo said, 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.
For all of those who would wish to immerse themselves with this experience they need 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.