Your Star Wars Dreams are Getting Closer to (Augmented) Reality

After this week’s unveiling of Lenovo’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, fans of everyone's favorite film franchise have a whole new way of playing out their nerdy Jedi fantasies.

In case you missed it, we worked with Disney to create a smartphone-powered augmented reality game experience that helps you feel like you're part of classic Star Wars storylines.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Lightsaber Controller and Tracking Beacon that helps you fight villains and command armies in the comfort of your own home.

There are several different types of gameplay:

  • In Lightsaber Battles, you can duel legendary villains like Kylo Ren and Darth Vader.
  • In Strategic Combat, you can marshal the forces of the Republic, Rebel Alliance and the Resistance against the mighty Separatists, Empire and First Order. Just be sure to move your furniture out of the way first.
  • In Holochess, you can direct holographic alien pieces first seen in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope across the board.
Jedi Challenges will be available beginning in November (check in your country to confirm) and is available now for pre-order here. It’s compatible with select Android smartphones and iPhones. More info on availability and smartphone compatibility here.

Gavin O'Hara is Lenovo's Global Social Media Publisher.