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The Force Is Now In An App

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The app, available on both iOS and Android, is basically a nerd’s fantasy. It has the latest Star Wars new, your favorite GIFs (Yoda in episode II, we know), and a surprisingly cool augmented reality lightsaber game. 

Really, this month has been so good to sci-fi movie geeks. So good. And the good times just keep rolling for us fan girls.

For those wondering just how fabulous you would look in Princess Leia buns or Jedi gear, your answer is here. Disney’s new Star Wars app has tons of ridiculous (ly cool) features that lets the force awaken with the touchscreen on your handset; no Obi-Wan required.

The app, available on both iOS and Android, is basically a nerd’s fantasy. It has the latest Star Wars new, your favorite GIFs (Yoda in episode II, we know), and a surprisingly cool augmented reality lightsaber game.

For those not satisfied and needing to get their geek on, you can also take selfies with different characters and backgrounds from all across the Star Wars space.

For those needing at least something remotely practical to justify this download, the app will give you the local weather in a Star Wars content: if it’s hot out, it will let you know it’s feeling like Tatooine.

Last and actually least (no, really, it’s the least cool thing), there is a countdown to the December debut of the new movie in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

After downloading your app, users must choose the light side of the force, the dark side or droid. Never worry, though, because just like Anakin, you can change your mind and get swayed from your side (or droid bod). All the features are the same for every user, but depending on which side you choose, your app will be themed differently.

Despite the brand-new-ness of app, it’s clearly made for the older 4-inch smartphones, because it looked decidedly stretched out on the iPhone 6 screen.

Obviously a marketing strategy for all obsessed fans, the app serves to remind everyone about the newest upcoming films. After being bought by Disney in 2012, Lucasfilm has maintained its creative direction with George Lucas, who is overseeing The Force Awakens, and a sequel, thus far called Star Wars VIII, which will be released sometime in 2017.

 

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