The Force is with the Xbox 360 Kinect ever since Microsoft Corp. unveiled a limited edition Xbox 360 console at a Comic-Con panel last week. The console will be modeled after the character R2-D2, with a wireless gold-colored controller resembling his droid pal C-3PO. And Star War fans — this is the best selling Xbox 360 Kinect bundle you’ve been looking for all these years and the bundle will also include two games: Kinect Star Wars and Kinect Adventures, and a 320 GB hard drive.
This week, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Star Wars Kinect Bundle ranked as the No. 9 best-selling pre-order product at Bestbuy.com. The bundle will include a R2-D2 blue-and-white themed 320GB console, custom Xbox 360 Wireless Controller inspired by C-3PO, white Kinect sensor, Kinect Star Wars game.
The bundle will retail for USD $449.99 (or AUD $599 & NZD $649 in the antipodes). Kinect Star Wars will include motion control functionality to wield a virtual lightsaber, use The Force, pilot a pod racer vehicle or fire guns from an X-Wing. The title will also recognize standard kick and jump functions.
Xbox Kinect Star Wars developers also confirmed that a pod-racing mode based on Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, would be featured in the game.
The game allows players to use gestures to drive pods across intergalactic landscapes, as well as wield light sabers and other powers of The Force.
The Amazon listing includes 23 images of the bundle and the following product feature descriptions:
– Xbox 360 Console: Bring the Star Wars characters you know and love into your living room with this custom R2-D2-themed Xbox 360 console with custom sounds.
– Kinect Sensor: Includes the first ever custom white sensor. Immerse yourself into the Star Wars universe with full-body gameplay. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller: Includes custom C-3PO-themed Xbox 360 Wireless Controller.
– Kinect Star Wars game: Enter the Star Wars universe like never before. Use the Force like a Jedi, become a champion Pod Racer, pilot iconic ships and much more.
– Kinect Adventures game: Get off the couch and into the game in a whole new way. You and your friends and family will jump, dodge, and kick your way through 20 pulse-pounding adventures set in exotic locations.
– 320GB Hard Drive: The largest hard drive available on Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Wired Headset, and Xbox LIVE Token for exclusive downloadable content
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Though this interactive gaming bundle won’t be available till this fall, pre-orders have already started and you can’t possibly think of a better way to blow $449, especially if you are a Star Wars fan!