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Kinect SW Game, R2 Console Release Date

Posted By Eric on February 7, 2012

Larry Hryb, who works on Microsoft's Xbox team and goes by the pseudonym "Major Nelson," confirmed on his blog today that the Kinect Star Wars game and the R2-D2 Xbox 360 console will both be released on April 3rd, 2012. The LucasArts Twitter account offered a second confirmation on this date, just in case there were any doubts:



In case you need a refresher on what the Kinect Star Wars game has in store for you, here's the description from MajorNelson.com:

With five dynamic modes – Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate – “Kinect Star Wars” makes it possible for Star Wars fans of all ages to delve into immersive Star Wars experiences. In addition to the previously announced Jedi, Podracing and Rancor modes, Xbox 360 and LucasArts have today unveiled new additions to the game, including:

New experiences within Jedi Destiny Mode, including:
  • Space battles: As you travel the Galaxy to face an evil that threatens to undermine the fabric of the Republic, you’ll engage with forces of the Empire in intense space battles
  • Speeder Bikes and Landspeeders: Pilot iconic Speeder Bikes and Landspeeders on your epic journey
  • New duels: Battle opponents like Count Dooku and Darth Vader on your journey to become a Jedi
    • New Duels of Fate mode, a battle-by-battle experience to sharpen your Jedi skills against the Dark Side.
    • New Galactic Dance Off mode loaded with Star Wars-themed pop tunes where those still honing their Jedi skills can take a break to battle Darth Vader on the dance floor or bust a move “Solo style.”
Additionally, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundle will feature an exclusive C-3PO unlockable for Dance Mode. With these new reveals and the ability to play in 3D, “Kinect Star Wars” adds to the growing popularity of the family-friendly gaming portfolio for Kinect for Xbox 360.

Fans of the game can get a sneak preview on Saturday, February 11th at select AMC Theatre locations across the United States. In celebration of the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D on February 10th, select theatres will feature a day full of Star Wars activities, including hands-on time with “Kinect Star Wars.” For participating theater locations, please visit http://www.starwars.com/news/episode_1_amc_screenings.html.


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