Kinect Star Wars launches April 3

LucasArts' motion-sensing action game arrives day-and-date with limited edition hardware, will include Galactic Dance Off mode with Star Wars-themed pop songs.

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Adventure, excitement. A Jedi craves not these things. But LucasArts has something that might interest non-Jedi out there, as the publisher today announced that Kinect Star Wars and its special edition Xbox 360 hardware bundle will both launch on April 3.

LucasArts displayed admirable restraint in not scheduling this for May the fourth.

Additionally, LucasArts announced a handful of new game modes that will be included in Kinect Star Wars. The Duels of Fate mode will see players develop Jedi skills in a series of battles against Sith opponents, while the Galactic Dance Off mode lets players "battle Darth Vader on the dance floor" to the beat of Star Wars-themed pop songs.

Previously set for release last year, Kinect Star Wars is set primarily during the time of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, with overlapping bits of the other prequel trilogy films and nods to the original Star Wars trilogy as well. Players will take orders from Yoda, cleave their way through armies of battle droids, and use Kinect-enabled Force powers to battle the Dark Side.

The game's hardware bundle will include a 320GB Xbox 360 console with an R2-D2 theme, a metallic C-3PO controller, a white Kinect sensor, and a copy of the game for $450. For comparison, the current 250GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle with Kinect Adventures sells for $400.

Discussion

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XanderZane
XanderZane

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XanderZane
XanderZane

2habsfan120 Why does Microsoft keep putting so much time and money into Kinect? Kinect sucks, when are they gonna realize that. ******************************************************************* When it stops selling 1-2 million units every holiday season and boosts sales. lol!! They sell more Kinect then Sony sells MOVE, yet Sony has not pulled the plug on the MOVE yet either. It's doing worth then Kinect and they don't seem to be making an MOVE specific titles for it. Sony keeps converting their older games to have MOVE support. lol!! When are going to to see something original again. Only original MOVE game worth getting is still Sport Champions. I'm still waiting for Sorcerer to come out.

XanderZane
XanderZane

The system is limited. Once they are gone, they are gone. I'm going to hold onto it until 2014 and then sell it during the holidays for $1000. lol!! If you didn't pre-order it, it's going to be very tough to get. Star Wars fans are going to buy it not for the game, but for the Star Wars hardware theme and Star Wars sound effects built into the unit. Depending on how many of these they make, it could easily sell 500K in the first 2 weeks. Microsoft will most likely do a price cut at the E3 this year.

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

"May the fourth", ahaha, took me a few seconds to see the joke :)

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

I'm getting it just for the system. The game will very likely be horrible, though.

XeonForce
XeonForce

George Lucas would roll over in his grave if he saw Vader dancing to pop music. What? He's still alive? fml...

Tongy26
Tongy26

...and it's $100 more in the UK than the US. Thanks Lucasarts you greedy little piglets.

Mr__Maniacal
Mr__Maniacal

Now even though i hate X-Pac This Was Funny

paxv1
paxv1

this is not worth buying unless you have money to wast im saving for the next xbox.

buying1999
buying1999

Wow this game is going to be awesome. The Kinect has really changed the world of gaming. I guess the Wii kinda started this whole motion thing but Kinect really took it to the next level and wasn't an wii-mote knockoff like the pitiful Move thing. I can't wait for this one. It's a day one purchase for me. "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." --John Carmack

corrus
corrus

That was very funny video

xld_topsemag
xld_topsemag

The important question is about that game, since this bundle is originally to be launched last year, BUT M$ decide delay it, cause the title has to be improve, and since that time we don't hear any thing about that game. Is that game's all problems are solved?

Hurvl
Hurvl

What I've seen of this looks really lame and like an on-rails experience. It's not coming for PC, so I won't play it, but there are lot of other Star Wars games out there that brings you closer to a real Star Wars experience.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

The console looks sweet, but the game.... well... Still don't know a single game worth getting for the Kinect :?

BoabDreeps
BoabDreeps

So now we can add 'Dancing with Darth' to the long, long list of attrocities committed against Star Wars. Springtime for Hitler comes to mind. Is this a Mel Brooks production?

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

dancing? in a star wars game? ive seen it all

ZOD777
ZOD777

You know a game is bad when no gameplay is shown in a trailer. Nuff said.

souther_hill
souther_hill

Star Wars has been dead since 2006. At least to me...

neotheinstein
neotheinstein

Galactic Dance Off mode with Star Wars-themed pop songs! if a game includes something for the kids it doesn't mean adults couldn't enjoy it. kinect is much better anyway as it is not just another type of controller.

neotheinstein
neotheinstein

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godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@Alucard_Prime Exactly. It would be nice if they sold the hardware by itself.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

I don't care much for the game, but the machine and the controller looks great.

FatmanAB
FatmanAB

gentilmen ..... behold the true spirital successor to E.T this crap preorders 400k+ .. + Kinect sovelware + No used games next gen seems like microsoft wants another crash in video games industry

Rod90
Rod90

"galactic dance-off mode with Star Wars themed pop songs" That's what Kinect do to gaming.

starfox15
starfox15

"...'battle Darth Vader on the dance floor' to the beat of Star Wars-themed pop songs." My guess for the rating when the game finally launches? 5.0.

climhazzard5
climhazzard5

I would only buy it if the eject or power button made an R2D2 "Weeeoooooooooow!!" sound ...and then shocked me.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

Lol. "Darth Vader on the dance floor.." Hilarious. Keep these games coming and keep the evolution of gaming moving forward. The success or failure of this game is insignificant compared to the power of the Force, ahem, I mean the future of gaming. I still think dancing, workout, or maybe golf games will make the best use motion capture technology. Or maybe a strategy game that uses a very fancy interface. Touch screen is better for that but it's easy to get a 50" screen TV, not so easy to get a touch-screen of that size. Kinect can be place holder until true holographic interfacing becomes commercial.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Not interested in the game, just that awesome looking console! I think it's about time to upgrade my 08 model anyways and this will be the best one to do it!! Can't wait!

Llama345
Llama345

And does everyone remember the freakin gawd awful performance this game had at E3? geez

Llama345
Llama345

@ceresar BAZINGAAAAA! .... I wish I didn't upgrade xbox's a little over a year ago because I would choke people to get this one. The system and the controller are awesome, I'd use the game as a coaster.

ceresar
ceresar

that game should launch april first, cause it's gonna be a joke

Arranik
Arranik

I hope that console doesn't have a bad motivator...

Superzone
Superzone

Ugh, I just want Battlefront III already. Please Lucasarts? Do I really have to beg?

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

@MuddVader I think it means the same date as the Kinect bundle.

xhawk27
xhawk27

Too bad I already have an Xbox 360 and Kinect because I totally would have bought that awsome looking droid, I mean console. :)

MuddVader
MuddVader

"LucasArts' motion-sensing action game arrives day-and-date" What..

xhawk27
xhawk27

It looks pretty good from the clips I've seen on the Kinect Show. The space combat looks great. All you haters I find your lack of Faith disturbing! *use force choke on haters*

habsfan120
habsfan120

Why does Microsoft keep putting so much time and money into Kinect? Kinect sucks, when are they gonna realize that.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

wow... I don't have enough hands to face palm as much as I want to right now.

Draconous79
Draconous79

Galactic dance off..... GALACTIC DANCE OFF... (0_o) The rest of it might be ok but I'm sorry but that just sounds retarded....

Fizzman
Fizzman

This game is going to be so horrible.

TheZeroPercent
TheZeroPercent

this is the greatest xbox ever made IMO and the controller is the greatest icing on the cake ever IMO this game is the dumbest thing since kinnect (this is not an opinion)

Xz310
Xz310

the only way id ever buy this game is if the pod racing mode ive seen a few videos about is completely kick ass. need a sequel to episode 1 racer!

DoctorTanaka
DoctorTanaka

Does this mean we're going to be hearing Meco's disco cover of the Star Wars theme again?

superbuuman
superbuuman

This is worth it (unlike that pathetic Final Fantasy skin effort) do want but not sure about the games :p