Today is the day that Star Wars fans from all over the galaxy come together and celebrate May the Fourth, a.k.a. Star Wars Day and you can now bring your own Star Wars stories to life at home with the brand new Droid Depot mobile app that Disney has just launched.
The new app is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play and is sure to bring your BB-series or R-series astromech droid unit from Droid Depot at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life for a galactic experience at home. Once the Disney theme parks reopen, these droids will be able to interact with elements inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Until then, your droids can interact with you at home. If you haven’t had the opportunity to build your own astromech droid unit yet, you’ll surely want to check it out. There is also an all-new virtual experience where you can build a digital droid and create a new virtual collection of droids.
Droid builders will be able to join the Resistance when they sync up their Droid Depot astromech unit. They will be able to program their droids, customize them by name, see their profiles, and pilot them on a virtual path around their homes while activating sounds and maneuvers within the app.
Additionally, you’ll be able to choose some of DJ R3X’s tunes from Oga’s Cantina and choreograph your droid to dance its way through your home. Check out the video below for a sample:
The app is suitable for the youngest Padawan to the most knowledgeable Jedi. In strategy mode, you can play a game of tic-tac-toe with your droid in both easy and difficult modes.
The Droid Depot app is available in the U.S. and Canada and can be downloaded for free on the App Store or Google Play. For the first time, pre-built versions of BB-8 and R2-D2 interactive remote control droids from Droid Depot at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are available for a limited time, while supplies last, on shopDisney.com – they’ll arrive at your home, ready to play as soon as you sync them with the app.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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