The cries of many Star Wars
fans definitely called out in unison back in August when it was revealed that Kinect Star Wars
and its associated Limited Edition console bundle
had been delayed
. Now, those cries will hopefully be silenced with some good news. Kinect Star Wars
and the console bundle have now been given an official release date - April 3rd, 2012.
In addition to the news about the release date, several details were also given about the title. Kinect Star Wars
will include five distinct game modes - Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate. Here are some further details as to what the game will include from the press release:
New experiences within Jedi Destiny Mode, including
o Space battles: As you travel the Galaxy to face an evil that threatens to undermine the fabric of the Republic, you’ll engage with forces of the Empire in intense space battles
o Speeder Bikes and Landspeeders: Pilot iconic Speeder Bikes and Landspeeders on your epic journey
o New duels: Battle opponents like Count Dooku and Darth Vader on your journey to become a Jedi
· New Duels of Fate mode, a battle-by-battle experience to sharpen your Jedi skills against the Dark Side.
· New Galactic Dance Off mode loaded with Star Wars-themed pop tunes where those still honing their Jedi skills can take a break to battle Darth Vader on the dance floor or bust a move “Solo style.”
Also, people who purchase the console bundle will receive an exclusive C-3PO unlockable for Dance Mode.
Finally, if April 3rd seems like a long way away and you're fortunate enough to live in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, or San Francisco, you can try to check out one of the theaters that will be hosting a "day full of Star Wars activities, including hands-on time with Kinect Star Wars
" on Saturday, February 11th. A full list of these theaters can be found here