‘Star Wars: Jedi Challenges’ AR Game Now Lets You Play as Kylo Ren

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Lenovo has added a new Dark Side Expansion for the ‘Star Wars: Jedi Challenges’ augmented reality (AR) game, enabling players to finally be the bad guy. As part of the update that will be rolled out for free from October 1, gamers will be able to play as Kylo Ren and face off against iconic Star Wars characters, such as Yoda, Rey, Luke Skywalker and others.

Lenovo is also introducing a new lightsaber option that fans will be able to buy in real life. The Limited Edition Kylo Ren Lightsaber, which has been priced at $99.99 in the US, is modeled on the weapon wielded by Kylo Ren in recent Star Wars movies, and will be fully compatible with the Jedi Challenges app. It will be available for purchase in the US from this winter, but there’s no word on its Indian availability just yet.

In case you’re unaware of Jedi Challenges, it’s an AR game that allows players to slay their Star Wars enemies using a replica lightsaber controller. The games are compatible with the Lenovo Mirage headset, and requires a smartphone running Disney’s Jedi Challenges app that’s available on Android and iOS.

“Jedi Challenges is one of the most authentic Star Wars experiences that fans can bring into their homes”, said Kyle Laughlin, the Senior Vice President of Games and Interactive Experiences at Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products. According to him, “The Dark Side Expansion offers fans more content and a different perspective to the experience and ultimately extends the story in entirely new ways”.

The aforementioned announcements were made by Lenovo at the IFA 2018 in Berlin, where the company also announced a bunch of other laptops and smart home devices. We’ve got boots on the ground at Berlin, and you can catch our full coverage of the annual tech show by clicking through this link.

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