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.
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.

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