Video Games

January 23, 2012

A Look At Star Wars Kinect


Earlier this month at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas, Microsoft released more information on one of it’s anticipated Kinect exclusive titles Star Wars Kinect. Here is a look at the information taht has been released so far:

“Kinect Star Wars” brings the Star Wars Universe to life like never before. Harnessing the controller-free power of Kinect for Xbox 360 and the beauty of 3-D graphics, “Kinect Star Wars” allows fans to physically experience training as a Jedi, race alongside the surviving racers of the Boonta Eve and become a Rancor monster.  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.

Along with this information Microsoft released a new video and some screenshots as well, which can be seen below. The trailer shows how easy the game can be controlled using the Kinect and honestly in my opinion it does look like it will be a fun game, the drop in and out co-op is an appealing feature and I’m excited to see just what the “Duel Modes” will play like as I’m sure it will be quite chaotic fighting against your friend in front of a television instead of sitting down using a controller. Here is what was released for details on the game’s features:

  • Enter the Galaxy. True to the Star Wars you know and love, stunning visuals transport you into the Star Wars Universe, complete with iconic characters, vehicles, ships, droids and much more.
  • Use the Force. Drawing on iconic moments from the motion pictures, “Kinect Star Wars” allows to you to enter the Star Wars Universe to experience a wide variety of physical play.
  • Customize your training. Experience the breadth of the Star Wars Universe as you wield a lightsaber and train to be a Jedi master, become a champion Pod racer, master the Force, be a Rancor, pilot iconic ships and Speeder Bikes, 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.

Another thing I’m curious about is the story, in the trailer the droids you are fighting seem to be the same from Episodes 1 and 2, so I figure at the latest the time frame in this game is around The Clone Wars. As more information about the game is released it will be posted here at ThoseGamingNerds. In the mean time here are a few screenshots of the game as well as the official box art.



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