Microsoft Announces Limited Edition R2D2 Xbox 360
Posted by James Newton
Told you so
We exclusively revealed the limited edition Star Wars Xbox 360 with white Kinect two weeks ago, and now Microsoft has made the bundle official.
The white R2-D2 Xbox 360 S, C-3PO-inspired control pad and white Kinect sensor will launch with Kinect Star Wars later this year, with exclusive downloadable content in the console box too.
Microsoft and LucasArts also showed off the new podracing mode, screenshots of which you can see in our gallery below.
No pricing for this package yet, but considering the £299.99/$399.99 RRP for a 250GB with Kinect we'd expect this to land just north of that mark.
Xbox and LucasArts Reveal Limited Edition Star Wars Console and Unveil Brand New Podracing Mode for Kinect Star Wars
LONDON — 21 June, 2011 — Today, during a panel presentation at the 41st annual Comic-Con International, Xbox and LucasArts unveiled the first custom Xbox 360 console with Kinect featuring a limited edition Star Wars theme inspired by the beloved duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, as well as the brand-new Podracing mode featured in the upcoming title Kinect Star Wars.
Kinect Star Wars brings the Star Wars universe to life like never before. Harnessing the controller-free power of Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect Star Wars allows fans to physically experience training as a Jedi, using the Force and battling with a Lightsaber. Using full body motions, players can live out the ultimate Star Wars fantasy, no controller required.
Previously shown content for the title includes the Jedi mode unveiled at E3; complete with Lightsaber combat and Force movement, the mode optimises the ideal mix of gameplay feel and heroic animation through epic Jedi duels with an array of fan favourites from the Star Wars universe. The Kinect Star Wars’ Podracing game mode allows fans a chance to compete alongside the surviving racers of the Boonta Eve in recognisable pods and other unlockable vehicles native to the Star Wars universe.
Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle
This first ever custom Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle includes an R2-D2 blue-and-white themed console, a custom Xbox 360 Wireless Controller inspired by C-3PO and the first ever white Kinect sensor. The bundle is set to debut alongside Kinect Star Wars, but is available now for pre-order through participating retailers. The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle will include:
· Kinect Star Wars game
· Custom R2-D2-themed Xbox 360 Console with custom sounds
· White Kinect Sensor
· Custom C-3PO-themed Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
· 320 GB Hard Drive
· Xbox 360 Wired Headset
· Kinect Adventures game
· Exclusive downloadable content