December 14, 2017

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, the mobile VR/AR game from Lenovo that lets players become Jedi Knights and battle virtual enemies with a lightsaber, will add a free update in January 2018. It will include content from the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, which opens in theaters today.

The update will add a way for players to fight against two Praetorian Guards, the red armored First Order soldiers, from The Last Jedi. It will also add a way to battle vehicles in a new planet from the movie, Crait, including the huge First Order AT-M6 walker, along with enemies such as the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner and the Riot Control Stormtrooper.

Finally, the Jedi Challenges update will throw in porgs, the lovable bird creatures from The Last Jedi that are becoming hugely popular long before the release of the movie itself. There’s no word on exactly how porgs will be included in the VR game update.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges includes a custom AR headset that can accommodate iOS and Android smartphones, along with a Lightsaber Controller, which is designed to look like Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Finally, there’s a tracking beacon, which is placed on the floor and tracks the AR headset’s movements with its cameras. Players can learn to become Jedi Knights through a series of battle challenges and other features.

Lenovo is selling Star Wars: Jedi Challenges for $199,99 on its website, and you can download the app that goes with it on the Google Play Store.

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