'Star Wars: Force Friday II - Find the Force'

This Star Wars AR game is like a bad take on 'Pokémon Go'

This Star Wars AR game is like a bad take on 'Pokémon Go'

The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday that its three-day event, dubbed Force Friday II, starts September 1 and will feature an augmented reality treasure hunt called Find the Force.

The original "Star Wars", of course, birthed the entire modern era of movie tie-in merchandise four decades ago, so it's only apt that this franchise is aiming to push the AR promotional game to a new level.

It's a departure from the Force Friday blitz in 2015, which featured an 18-hour live-streamed unboxing of the products in promotion of "The Force Awakens".

"Force Friday II is a major milestone in the countdown to Star Wars: The Last Jedi", Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement.

To make sure you come back again, scanning the same display on a different day will show a different character.

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Mark your calendars, Star Wars fans. "'Star Wars" has always championed new technology, and we are excited that augmented reality will allow fans to experience the universe in a whole new way". In the style of Pokémon GO, the new mobile feature will let aspiring Jedis locate characters from The Last Jedi IRL, including a "new" character.

The hunt for "Star Wars" characters is scheduled to last three days and will coincide with "Force Friday II", the day retailers start selling toys and other products tied to "The Last Jedi" with midnight openings around the world. People can then scan the graphic with the app and a character will appear in the room via augmented reality.

You can download the app now.

If you can't wait till next week, you can see the augmented reality characters in action now by downloading the latest version of app now and unlocking those Penguin-like inhabitants of Ahch-To, Porgs.

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