Hasbro Reinvents Lazer Tag For The Smartphone Generation

Hasbro just announced that its 2012 Nerf Lazer Tag blasters can be combined with an iPhone or iPod touch to provide a heads-up display, an increased firing distance of 250 feet, and augmented reality for a “single player” experience.

The guns themselves now include a slot for you to drop your iOS device in, and once you’ve downloaded the free app, you can use it to keep track of your gear, power levels, and use it to start and host multiplayer games with up to 23 other players.

The app also includes a leaderboard, keeps track of your user profile and stats, and features unlockable rewards like a more powerful virtual blaster.

Nerf’s new Lazer Tag blasters will be available on August 1st, and sell for $40 individually, or $70 for a set of two.

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