BERLIN – August 30, 2018: Lenovo™ (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and Disney today announced Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges – Dark Side Expansion, a new, free content update to the Jedi Challenges augmented reality experience that allows fans to play through new challenges as Kylo Ren. In celebration of the new dark side content, a limited-edition Lightsaber Controller modeled after Kylo Ren’s iconic weapon from the films will be available on jedichallenges.com. The Dark Side Expansion update and the Kylo Ren Lightsaber will be available in select markets starting this November.
“Bringing value to consumers through intuitive, immersive and personalized technology experiences is what drives our innovation,” said Johnson Jia, Senior Vice President and Acting General Manager of Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group’s Consumer PCs and Smart Devices. “Following popular demand for new experiences on Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, we’re excited to continue collaborating with Disney to expand the Lenovo Mirage™ augmented reality platform and deliver two new one-of-a-kind gameplay experiences for fans.”
“Jedi Challenges is one of the most authentic Star Wars experiences that fans can bring into their homes,” said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Experiences at Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products. “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 Dark Side Expansion is the third free update since the smartphone-powered augmented reality experience launched in November 2017. The expansion includes new content for fan-favorite mode Lightsaber Battles, allowing players to duel Yoda, Rey and more in augmented reality with Kylo Ren’s or Rey’s Lightsaber.
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.
About Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges brings iconic Star Wars experiences to life through the power of AR. The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges starter kit (sold separately from the Kylo Ren Lightsaber) includes the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, a Lightsaber Controller modeled after Rey’s Lightsaber as seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Tracking Beacon. Offering more than 30 hours of multi-level immersive content, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges features multiple gameplay experiences:
- Lightsaber Battles: Perfect your Lightsaber skills by taking on some of the most menacing villains the dark side has to offer like Kylo Ren and Darth Vader, or battle new heroes like Rey and Yoda in the new Dark Side Expansion.
- Strategic Combat: Command forces against enemies in large-scale legendary ground wars.
- Holochess: Outwit your opponents in the ultimate game of concentration and strategy in the beloved Star Wars game that first appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope™.
Pricing and Availability
The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges – Dark Side Expansion update will be available this November through the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.
The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges – Kylo Ren Lightsaber will be available in select markets starting this November. In the U.S. availability is $99.99 on www.jedichallenges.com. Local pricing and availability will vary by country. The controller is fully compatible with all content in the Jedi Challenges app.
The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges starter kit is available on www.jedichallenges.com and select local retailers. Local pricing and availability will vary by country.
Discover more at www.lenovo.com/IFA and www.jedichallenges.com.
IFA 2018 press kit with images, videos and full specs are available here.
Watch the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Dark Side Expansion video here.
About Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products
Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings the magic of Disney’s stories, characters and franchises into the daily lives of families and fans around the world to create memories that last a lifetime. The company’s iconic travel and leisure businesses include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe, and Asia; a top-rated cruise line; a luxurious family beach resort in Hawaii; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business; the world’s largest children’s print publisher; Disney Store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform. These experiences are created by Walt Disney Imagineering, the innovative force responsible for overseeing the segment’s world-class products and experiences — from immersive lands to interactive toys, and everything in between.
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