Kinect Star Wars launched in UAE

By on April 3, 2012

With a very special guest appearance.

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Today Microsoft kicked off with much fanfare the long awaited release of Kinect Star Wars for the Xbox 360. The game was first debuted at E3 and also saw a demo at last years GAMES 11 show, but it is now finally available at all retail outlets across the UAE.

Kinect Star Wars combines the controller-free gaming of the Kinect with the excitement of the Star Wars universe. Players assume the role of a young Jedi who must master the use of the force against the evil Sith empire. The game has a variety of challenges and tests to put even the strongest Jedi to the test, and recognizable characters from Star Wars make their appearances in the game to help guide the player on their journey. The game features traditional battles with lightsabers as well as modes such as Podracing, Rancor Rampage, and even includes a special dance challenge where you have to strut your dance moves for Jabba the Hutt.

Also formally announced today was the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars console bundle. This console has been styled with the unique features of the iconic and much loved Star Wars droids C-3PO and R2-D2. The console is finished in white with R2′s markings and sound effects, while the controller has been given a golden overhaul to pay homage to C-3PO. The console even makes the familiar droid sounds when it is switched on and in use.

To celebrate the launch of the game and the console bundle, Microsoft invited Darth Vader himself to this evening’s launch, who proceeded to unveil several photos shot around Dubai. These photos will be used in a caption contest on the Xbox 360 Gulf Facebook page and would certainly make for some truly awesome posters.

The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars console bundle retails in the UAE for AED 1,849 and is available at all major retailers. Check out photos of the launch at our Facebook page by clicking here and enter the caption contest by clicking here.


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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