Parrot set to bring Augmented Reality game to AR.Drone [Video]

Parrot’s mighty cool AR.Drone, a quadricopter that can only be controlled via an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, will soon be getting its very first Augmented Reality game – AR. Pursuit:

The new game, AR.Pursuit, is a two-player game where AR.Drones can shoot at each other in a virtual world on their iPhone screen. When they are hit by opponent fire, the AR.Drone will physically react to the hit. AR.Pursuit will be available in the App Store at the end of November.

The upcoming game actually won’t be the first app released for the AR.Drone. That honor goes to Free Flight, which is the piloting application for the copter. If you’ve got money to burn and think flying a quadricopter with your iPhone will impress the ladies, Amazon is selling it for a mere $299. Check out the video demo of AR.Pursuit in action after the gap.

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Parrot AR.Drone – The dream-toy for the Jesus phone, international launch dates and pricing now available!

I first came upon the news about the Parrot AR.Drone Quadricoptor about half-a-year ago. This dream toy immediately caught my attention as  an amazing showcase of what the future may hold for both our children and kidults in terms of gadgets and entertainment. The one thing that plagued my mind though ever since I laid eyes on the AR.Drone was when will it be available and how much will it cost. I even got an exclusive interview with Michael Pastor of Parrot for some juicy details and the info I sought for. Unfortunately I found only half of the answers at the time – with neither the dates nor pricing defined.

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Parrot AR.Drone Qudricopter madness will get an official release date and pricing at E3

When I first saw the news about the Parrot AR.Drone Quadricoptor, I was indeed whet with excitement. This futuristic remote-controlled helicopter is THE thing the kid in me always wanted to have. It seemed to have everything: 2 videocameras, an open API for 3d party apps and even the ability to be controlled from my favourite device – the iPhone. I immediately got into contact with Parrot and was lucky enough to secure an exclusive interview with Michael Pastor, the International Marketing Coordinator for this amazing project.  He shared a lot of information with me about the AR.Drone, but one thing remained unknown – the final pricing and release date.

Well, it seems we won’t have much longer to wait. Parrot has just informed me that they will announce the US pricing and date on E3 along with a few other surprises. One of them is sure to be the iPad support, which seems to be the absolutely perfect control device for the AR.Drone. Regarding the international release, they promised to make the information available right after E3 – so hopefully the rest of the World won’t have to wait long for it.

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iTête à iTête – Interview with Parrot’s Michael Pastor – AR.Drone – future of augmented reality gaming

Hey there folks! I know it’s been a while since my last interview. The holiday rush caught up not only to me, but to my prospective victims as well. But holidays have come and gone, the dust has settled and we have quite lineup of interviews for the coming weeks. If you’re interested in learning the ins and outs of development of your favourite apps, games and accessories – make sure to stay tuned to and subscribe to our RSS feed.

The iDevice controlled, quad-propeller Parrot AR.Drone helicopter debuted at this year’s CES. And we got some mouth time with the kind folks behind this dream toy! Joining me today is Michael Pastor – the Marketing coordinator for the AR.Drone project.

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Parrot AR.Drone Quadricoptor – Taking augmented reality to a whole new level

Ever since I was a kid I always wanted a remote controlled helicopter. It always seemed like one of the most cool things on the planet. Well, seems I’m not the only one. CES 2010 has come and gone and while the Apple fan communtiy is awaiting the rumored launch of the iTablet at the end of January, a small company called Parrot has showcased their latest marvel – a quadrotor helicopter controlled via Wi-Fi from your iPhone or iPod Touch!

And while this is enough to wet anyone’s appetite, there’s more. The Parrot AR.Drone Quadricoptor features 2 cameras with live feeds right to your iPhone. Taking advantage of this the iPhone app will have 2 augmented reality games built in right of the bat with multiplayer! Juicy videos after the gap.

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