'Star Wars' unveils fan experience in countdown to Force Friday II

The new line of products inspired by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is coming soon.

ByABC News
August 24, 2017, 7:31 AM

— -- "Star Wars" fans are counting down to Force Friday II on Sept. 1, when a new line of products inspired by "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will be unveiled worldwide.

Disney and Lucasfilm announced a new global augmented reality (AR) event called "Find the Force" in which fans can take part in a virtual treasure hunt and participate in the battle against the dark side.

With the app, viewers can scan characters with the Find the Force logo to unlock a special AR experience, which features fan-favorites and surprise characters from the new film.

The experience runs from Sept. 1 through Sept. 3, but a sneak peek of one of the new characters is available now for those who download the app.

PHOTO: "Star Wars" fans can download the Find the Force app to take part in a global augmented reality (AR) event for Force Friday.
"Star Wars" fans can download the Find the Force app to take part in a global augmented reality (AR) event for Force Friday.
Disney/Lucasfilm

How It Works

First, download the Star Wars app.

Visit any one of 20,000 participating retail locations to find a graphic that contains the Find the Force logo.

Scan the logo using the Star Wars app to reveal a character who, through AR, will appear in the room.

PHOTO: "Star Wars" fans can download the Find the Force app to take part in a global augmented reality (AR) event for Force Friday.
"Star Wars" fans can download the Find the Force app to take part in a global augmented reality (AR) event for Force Friday.
Disney/Lucasfilm

Take photos, record videos and share the experience on social media.

PHOTO: "Star Wars" fans can download the Find the Force app to take part in a global augmented reality (AR) event for Force Friday.
"Star Wars" fans can download the Find the Force app to take part in a global augmented reality (AR) event for Force Friday.
Disney/Lucasfilm

To learn more, visit starwars.com/findtheforce.

Disney is the parent company of Lucasfilm and ABC News.

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