I guess it is safe to say that when we first looked upon the AR.Drone 2.0 at CES earlier this year, we were mightily impressed. The thing is, the AR.Drone 2.0 does seem more of a novelty piece of hardware than a necessary purchase, but perhaps with the launch of the AR.Rescue 2 game from Parrot, things might change a wee bit for the AR.Drone 2.0. Basically, the premise of the single player AR.Rescue 2 is this – it will take full advantage of the AR.Drone 2.0’s augmented reality capability, where you will need to “collect” the broken parts of an alien rocket which have come crashing on our planet within a specified time limit.
Thanks to the new “Absolute Control” mode, it is capable of engaging a 3D magnetometer so that it knows the quadricopter’s precise orientation with respect to the smartphone, enabling you to perform safer and easier flights. Before you can give the AR.Rescue 2 game a go though, you will need to pick up the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 for $299 a pop. Along the way, you will need to contend with enemies, and it takes patience as well as skill to come out tops on each level. I cannot wait for a multi-player game that will see two AR.Drone 2.0s go head to head against one another!