Skip to main content

Become an Avenger with Lenovo and Marvel’s Dimension of Heroes AR game

You’ve probably watched the Avengers saga by now, so why not relive the action by becoming your favorite superhero? Lenovo’s latest experience with its Mirage AR headset will place you into the shoes of some of your favorite heroes, using new controllers specifically made for this alternative augmented reality experience that is powered by your smartphone. This comes after the success of its lightsaber-wielding experience with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges released last year. The timing for Lenovo’s Marvel Dimension of Heroes couldn’t be any more perfect given the huge popularity of several Marvel movies released this year.

Those already familiar with Lenovo’s Mirage AR headset will instantly know what to expect with this newest experience. Swapping out lightsabers and the Jedi in favor of Marvel’s heroes and the superpowers that come with each character, Dimension of Heroes has gamers wielding not just one controller, but two for some interesting hand movement gestures to cast special powers and attacks. With a controller in each hand, Dimension of Heroes already amps up the action over Jedi Challenges because it’s going to be more involved.

John Velasco/Digital Trends

We spent a little bit of time checking out the new controllers, which are grasped with our fists sort of closed. Two buttons sit right next to our middle and index fingers, while our thumbs rest on the analog stick. The controllers themselves feel relatively lightweight, so they don’t become too burdensome during long gameplay sessions. There are also brightly colored LEDs that light up the controllers and they work in conjunction with the tracking beacon to deliver spatial and movement tracking with the AR headset.

There will be a total of six superheroes to choose from in Dimension of Heroes: Captain America, Thor, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Star-Lord. While that’s a solid cast, we didn’t get the chance to see the AR experience in action for ourselves. From what we were told, it doesn’t deviate from the footprint established by Jedi Challenges — so you can expect an original story where you’re battling against super villains like Dormammu, Loki, Ronan the Accuser, Ultron Prime, and the Winter Soldier. In addition to the Story Mode, there will also be a Survival Mode that will have you battling against an endless wave of enemies. And finally, you can partner up with a friend in co-op Mode, but they’ll need to have their own set of controllers, headset, and tracking beacon.

Fans of the Avengers have a promising new experience to check out when Dimension of Heroes goes on sale for $250 starting on September 6. For those who already own the Lenovo Mirage AR headset with last year’s release of Jedi Challenges, they can simply download Dimension of Heroes through the App Store and Google Play at no cost. However, they will be required to purchase the Dual Universal Controllers through Lenovo’s web site.

Editors' Recommendations

John Velasco
John is the Smart Home editor at Digital Trends covering all of the latest tech in this emerging market. From uncovering some…
Meta teases new wearable that lets you control AR with your brain
Meta prototype of wearable using motor neuron signals to control AR on glasses by viewing messages

Meta announced some big things during its Meta Connect presentation, including the Quest Pro and other technologies revolving around the metaverse. Toward the end of the presentation, Meta showed off an early prototype of a new wearable that seems to work in conjunction with future augmented reality (AR) glasses — allowing you to control AR with your brain and motor neuron signals.

What was shown was very brief and clearly a super early prototype, so it probably won’t look the same whenever this does come out. From what we were able to see, the wearable appears to go around your wrist, similar to a smartwatch like the Apple Watch or Google Pixel Watch. It features a very large square display, and it looks like some bits of information may show up on the display, though it could have also been glare.

Read more
Nreal’s Air AR glasses head to the U.S., ready to rock with iPhones
Nreal Air AR glasses

Nreal is bringing its augmented reality (AR) glasses to the U.S., and this time the company is porting over all that immersive fun to the iOS ecosystem. The Nreal Air, which have been available in the U.K. since May, carry a price tag of $379 and will be available via Amazon and authorized retail outlets starting today.

The Nreal Air is a watered-down version of the Light AR glasses, but the package is still quite compelling for the asking price. Rocking a more consumer-friendly wayfarer design similar to Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories, the Nreal Air feature an OLED display offering an effective resolution of 3840 x 1080, the same as the pricier Light version.

Read more
Marvel World of Heroes is the next AR game from Pokémon Go studio
marvel world of heroes announcement niantic

A new augmented reality game from Niantic is on the way, and this time it's being created in partnership with Marvel and will feature plenty of iconic faces from the comics. The game was announced today during Disney & Marvel's games showcase and has a 2023 release window.

MARVEL World of Heroes | Announcement Teaser

Read more