Are you ready to save the galaxy from the Empire? Do you want to train as a Jedi? Feel up to the challenge of battling the dark side in one on one duels? Are you prepared to inhabit the body of a Rancor and destroy locations such as Naboo and Mos Eisly? How about shuffling for Jabba the Hut? If you have answered yes to any or all of these questions then April 3 is the day to begin your controllerless jaunt through a galaxy far, far away.
As a fan of the Holy Trilogy (episodes IV through VI), and not the Unholy Trilog y (episodes I through III), I am looking forward to playing this game. It is of particular interest to me as well because of the anticipation and enthusiasm my son has about this release. The thought of using the force along side my son elicits feelings of excitement and nostalgia as we have spent countless hours reliving the adventures of Luke, Han, Chewie, C-3P0, and R2D2. I am not expecting a game of the year contender, but hoping for a game that will provide some family fun and get players up and off the couch while transporting players into the world of Star Wars. One can only hope while playing as a Rancor we may get the opportunity to chomp down on Jar Jar Binks!
That being said, here is what we can expect from the Kinect version of Star Wars:
Kinect Star Wars™ brings Star Wars to life like never before. Harnessing the controller-free power of Kinect for Xbox 360, “Kinect Star Wars” allows fans to physically hone their Jedi skills, wield the power of the Force in their hands, pilot iconic ships and vehicles, rampage as a vicious Rancor monster or even dance with iconic Star Wars characters. Using full body motions, players can live out the ultimate Star Wars fantasy to use the Force, battle with a Lightsaber and more — no controller required.
Enter the Galaxy. True to the Star Wars you know and love, “Kinect Star Wars” brings to life the “galaxy far, far away” with stunning visuals, complete with iconic characters, vehicles, ships, Droids and much more.
Use the Force. Drawing on iconic moments from the entire saga, “Kinect Star Wars” invites you to experience a wide variety of physical play, including harnessing the powers of the Jedi Knights with your fingertips.
Customize your training. Experience the breadth of the Star Wars Universe as you wield a Lightsaber, train to be a Jedi Master, soar in command of a speeder bike, become a champion Podracer, wreak havoc as a rampaging Rancor, battle the Dark Side in one-on-one duels, dance for Jabba the Hutt, and much more.
Join forces. Share the Force with friends through co-op, competitive and duel modes. Easy jump-in and out lets a second player join in instantly on the Jedi action.