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Force Friday II AR game to reveal new Last Jedi character

by Sean P. Aune | August 24, 2017August 24, 2017 2:00 pm PDT

Force Friday II kicks off around the world at 12:01am local time on Sept. 1. As you’re out in the stores through Sept. 3 looking at all of the new products, make sure to keep an eye out for special signs so the entire world can meet a new character from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Disney announced on Thursday that an AR treasure hunt game has been added to the Force Friday II festivities. Over the three days of Sept. 1 through Sept. 3, 20,000 retail stores across 30 countries will feature signage that will interact with the official Star Wars mobile app. You will need to update your app to ver 2.3 – which went live on Aug. 24 – to participate in the game. Once you’re installed the game you can begin playing immediately by scanning this image which will unlock the new alien race, the Porgs.

We just tried it out and got the little creature frolicking on a rock in front of our computers.

By sharing photos or videos featuring the in-store AR characters on Twitter or Instagram using #FindtheForce and #Sweepstakes throughout Force Friday II weekend, fans in select global markets can participate in a sweepstake for the chance to win the ultimate fan experience: tickets to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere in December.

There are 15 characters in total to collect, so get out to the stores starting Sept. 1. You can see the full list of stores by country below.

United States

In-Store:

  • AAFES/Navy
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Books-A-Million
  • Brookstone
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Disney Store
  • Fantasy Flight Games
  • Fred Meyer
  • FYE
  • Gamestop
  • Hallmark
  • Hot Topic
  • Hudson Bay Company
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl’s
  • LEGO
  • Meijer
  • Pendleton
  • Petco
  • Rooms To Go
  • Staples
  • Target
  • ThinkGeek
  • Toys“R”Us
  • Walmart

Online:

  • AAFES
  • Bed, Bath, and Beyond
  • Boxlunch
  • Brookstone
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Cufflinks
  • Fanatics
  • Fantasy Flight Games
  • Fathead
  • Fifth Sun
  • Fred Meyer
  • FYE
  • Gamestop
  • Hallmark
  • Hasbro
  • Her Universe
  • Hot Topic
  • JCPenney
  • Mattel/Hot Wheels
  • Party City
  • Petco
  • Pottery Barn Kids/Teen
  • Selk’Bag
  • Staples
  • Tee Turtle
  • ThinkGeek
  • Walmart
  • Wildcat Retro Brands

Australia

  • Big W
  • Harvey Norman
  • Myer
  • Toys“R”Us
  • Zing
  • Target (Online)

Benelux

  • Bol.com

Brazil

  • Ri Happy

Canada

  • Best Buy
    Hudson Bay Company
    Toys“R”Us
    Walmart

Chile

  • Walmart

Colombia

  • MOVIES

Costa Rica

  • La Universal

France

  • Disney Store
  • Toys“R”Us
  • La Grande Récré
  • Village JouéClub de Paris
  • Boutique Jouets Leclerc
  • CDiscount (Online)

Germany

  • Toys“R”Us
  • Geleria Kaufhof

Guatemala

  • Jugueton

Indonesia

  • Kidz Station

Ireland

  • Disney Store

Italy

  • Disney Store
  • Mondadore (Rome)
  • Mondadore (Bologna)
  • Lego (Milan)
  • Amazon (Online)

Japan

  • Kiddy Land
  • Loft
  • Toys“R”Us
  • Tsutaya
  • Yodobashi Electronic
  • Yurindo

Hong Kong

  • Toys“R”Us

Malaysia

  • Toys“R”Us

Mexico

  • Liverpool

Nordics

  • Disney Store
  • CDON (Online)
  • Toys“R”Us
  • Verkkokappa (Online)
  • Webhallen (Online)

Panama

  • Stevens

Peru

  • Ripley

Philippines

  • Toy Kingdom

Portugal

  • Disney Store

Singapore

  • Toys“R”Us

South Korea

  • Crocs
  • R.Robot
  • LEGO
  • LF
  • G-market

Spain

  • Disney Store
  • Movistar
  • Amazon (Online)

Thailand

  • Central

U.K.

  • Disney Store
  • Toys“R”Us
  • Smyths
  • John Lewis
  • Hamleys
  • GameStop
  • Arnotts
  • Easons
  • LEGO
  • HMV
  • Amazon (Online)

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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