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Kylo Ren enters STAR WARS: Jedi Challenges game

Lenovo and Disney today announced the Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges - Dark Side Expansion. This is a free update to the Jedi Challenges augmented reality set. It offers players new challenges to face as Kylo Ren. The release of the Dark Side Expansion will be accompanied by a limited-edition lightsaber controller modeled after Kylo Ren's signature cross-handled weapon known from the films.

"Our innovation is aimed at offering customers intuitive-to-use features and technologies that deliver compelling, personalized experiences," - said Johnson Jia, Senior Vice President and Acting General Manager of Consumer PCs and Smart Devices at Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group. "Our customers have been anticipating new adventures in Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, so we are pleased to continue working with Disney to expand the Lenovo Mirage™ augmented reality platform and offer fans three new, unique in-game challenges. "

Since the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans have been asking us for more content, especially adventures with characters representing the dark side of the Force," said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Experiences, Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products. Given the popularity of the films featuring Kylo Ren, he was an interesting candidate for a starring role in the Dark Side Expansion. I think fans will enjoy both this update and the Kylo Ren limited edition lightsaber.

The Dark Side Expansion is the third free update since the release of the set, which entered the market in November 2017. Fans will find new lightsaber duels with Yoda, Rey and other characters using Kylo Ren or Rey's weapons in this expansion.

The local multiplayer mode has been expanded with new Ship Combat, in which players compete against each other in real-time player-versus-player (PvP) mode, commanding a fleet of Empire and Rebel ships in a spectacular space battle.

To use Kylo Ren's lightsaber controller and Dark Side Expansion upgrade, you'll need the full Star Wars: Jedi Challenges starter kit (sold separately), which includes Lenovo Mirage AR goggles, lightsaber controller and locator. Also required is a compatible smartphone and the latest version of the Jedi Challenges app, available for free download in the App Store® and Google Play™ stores.

About Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges lets you experience the famous Star Wars adventures through augmented reality. The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges starter kit (sold separately, not with Kylo Ren's lightsaber) includes Lenovo Mirage AR goggles, a lightsaber controller modeled after Rey's weapon from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and a locator. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges offers over 30 hours of realistic gameplay across multiple levels:

  • Lightsaber Dueling: the player hones lightsaber combat skills as they duel with the greatest villains from the dark side of the Force, such as Kylo Ren and Darth Vader, or new heroes, such as Rey and Yoda, from the Dark Side Expansion.
  • Strategic combat: the player commands armed forces in large-scale land battles.
  • Holosuites: the player can defeat opponents with exceptional focus and strategy in the beloved game of the Star Wars series, which first appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope™.

Pricing and Availability

The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges - Dark Side Expansion update is available through the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app as a free download in the App Store and Google Play stores.

The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges - Kylo Ren Lightsaber will be available starting this winter in select markets. Pricing and availability will vary by country. The new controller is fully compatible with all Jedi Challenges app content.

The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Starter Kit can be purchased at www.jedichallenges.com and select local retailers. Prices and availability vary by country.

For more information, please visit www.lenovo.com/IFA and www.jedichallenges.com. The press kit for IFA 2018 with photos, video and full specs is available here.