Microsoft delays the launch of the Star Wars Xbox 360 bundle

Posted on Aug 31 2011 - 11:04pm by Thomas Sharp

Microsoft has confirmed that the release of the limited edition Xbox 360 Kinect Star Wars bundle has been delayed, a news that will certainly disappoint fans of the celebrated Star Wars film franchise. The release, which was originally scheduled this holiday season, has been moved and will now be launched next year.

Speaking to gaming site OXM, a Microsoft spokesperson revealed that the bundle’s release will be delayed in order to make some additions to the game. So, along with the Star Wars Kinect game, the release of the package, which includes an R2-D2 320 GB Xbox 360 gaming console, a gold C-3PO wireless controller, a white Kinect sensor and a copy of Kinect adventures will also be delayed.

“Microsoft and LucasArts have elected to move the launch of Kinect Star Wars beyond holiday 2011 to ensure the full potential of this title is realized,” said the Microsoft spokesperson. “This move applies to both the Kinect Star Wars stand-alone game and the Kinect Star Wars Limited Edition Console. We will communicate additional timing information at a later date.”

The Kinect Star Wars game makes use of the Kinect motion sensing accessory for the Xbox 360 console. It takes players on an interactive adventure through the three prequels of the original Star Wars series, from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Players will also have the chance to do battle with Darth Vader in the game, which is pretty cool.

It must have been tough for Microsoft to delay the game’s release, but judging by what we’ve seen of the Star Wars Kinect, delaying its release is the right thing to do.


via: The Inquirer

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