'Pokémon GO' Style 'Star Wars' Experience Announced For Force Friday II

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

Star Wars Force Friday II occurs from September 1 through 3, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters December 15, 2017.

Disney is tapping into the trend of augmented reality, or AR, which first gained mass adoption in July 2016 with the release of Niantic Inc's Pokemon Go game.

The app is already available for download, but the newest feature won't be implemented to its fullest until Force Friday hits on September 1. The establishments will hawk merchandise from "The Last Jedi," the follow-up to 2015's "The Force Awakens", which inspired the initial Force Friday, so expect some wonderful finds, along with the chance to fraternize, at least technologically, with the characters.

The pop-up AR treasure hunt aims to unite fans around the world in the battle against the dark side in a unique three-day event at over 20,000 retail locations across 30 countries. Fifteen characters will be seen over the course of the three days, with Lucasfilm noting one of them will be a new character from the film.

Fans will find special "Find the Force" logos scattered around. You can then take photos, record videos, and share the experience on social media.

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It's shaping up to be the biggest one yet, as the Mouse House prepares to launch a suite of new toy products inspired by Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi - perhaps it'll include the newly-unveiled Dreadnought warship and AT-M6s?

Force Friday II puts fans right at the center of the action using augmented reality to bring our characters to life like never before.

Check out the latest episode of The Star Wars Show below for all the details.

The experience runs from September 1 through September 3, but a sneak peek of one of the new characters is already available if you download the app now.

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