It’s safe to say that Lenovo’s Jedi Challenges AR headset got me excited when it was announced. It’s getting more interesting with the AR kit getting a price drop, and new content after the release of The Last Jedi.
The AR Kit includes the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, a lovingly recreated replica of Luke Skywalkers Lightsaber as a controller and a Tracking Beacon. The kit initially let you engage in Strategic Combat, Lightsaber Battles and a modified form of Dejarik seen in A New Hope and Force Awakens. It’s getting a bit more function in the latest update.
According to Lenovo, this new content will be available in the Jedi Challenges app in January:
- 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.
So, now your appetite for Star Wars AR is whet, you can also grab it while it’s discounted too.
The Jedi Challenges Kit launched through Lenovo’s website, Harvey Norman and JB Hifi earlier this month for $399. It’s currently on-sale through Lenovo’s website, as well as at both retailers with JB Hifi offering it for $299, while Harvey Norman goes a little bit further and lists it for $294.
If you want to find out more, we’re sourcing a review unit and hope to have a review up asap, but in the meantime at $294, it may be too good of a deal to pass up.