Jedi Master of Programming for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Larry Hryb – better known as Major Nelson – has transmitted a message from the company blog to provide a Force load of updates on the soon to be released Kinect Star Wars bundle coming from a Galaxy Far, Far Away – right into our living rooms from April 3rd and set to cost around £350 in the UK.
Just like the mysterious origins of Darth Vader, which were demystified in the prequel episodes which are soon to enjoy a re-release, Major Nelson pulls back the cloak surrounding the Star Wars themed console and its bounty of motion active Kinect goodness.
The hardware itself, as we’ve seen in publicity shots circulating since last year’s E3 conference, features the Xbox 360 320GB console in white with blue detailing, resembling the gadgetry of diminutive droid companion R2D2 – the base unit complimented by a controller decorated in a C3PO gold finish. The Kinect sensor completes the package and is in the polished white of a Stormtrooper’s armour.
As for the generously bundled content: The Major details five “dynamic” gaming modes for gamers to enjoy with their rebel friends. These include Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage and Duels of Fate – and game play will range from piloting ships as seen in the popular Saga, as well as land speeders and speeder bikes to engaging in saber-to-saber duels with fearsome foes the likes of the Dark Lords Vader and Count Dooku.
Thrown in for a bit of fun is the Galactic Dance-off, which will test players dexterity on the dance floor of Jabba’s palace in a multiplayer party mode. Just make sure your lady guests come properly attired – You know what we’re talking about!
Read Major Nelson’s transmission in full – Here.
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