Star Wars Kinect Xbox 360 hands on, looks like R2D2

 

By Posted 7 Feb 2012, 18:25

Last month we had the news that the Star Wars Kinect title was tipped to launch sometime in April. At the time we didn’t have a more specific release date. Today we have a Star Wars Kinect Xbox 360 Limited Edition hands on for you as the game gets a release date.

As it was believed before the game is being released in April and on the 3rd to be more precise. The team over at Pocket lint has been lucky enough to have spent some actual time with the special version of the console. This is not the first Xbox 360 limited edition to be released, but this looks a totally different ball game to what’s been seen before.

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This special edition comes with an Xbox 360 packing a 320GB hard drive, and will remind you of R2D2 with its blue and white color scheme. It doesn’t end there as when you press the eject button for the disc tray you are met with the iconic R2D2 sound effects. You will also hear that famous line “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope”.

There is a matching white Kinect that has black panels underneath, and then you have the special gold controller to reflect the polished gold plating found on C-3PO. You may find it covered in your finger marks pretty quick though, and it also features the colored wiring from the famous droid.

Some may find the glossy finish a problem with grip and on the bottom you will find the standard black textured surface. Obviously with the actual game you won’t even need to use the controller anyway. Finally you get a black headset with all the usual cables and connections.

Both the game and the Xbox 360 bundle will be available from the April 3rd with the bundle costing $449.99/£349.99 at various retailers. Will you be getting either the game of the Xbox 360 bundle?