Star Wars and Xbox 360, together at last. Soon.

Xbox 360 Star Wars Kinect bundleWhat we have here is the limited-edition Xbox 360 Star Wars bundle. It was to have gone on sale before Christmas, and was to have been sold for $599 RRP.

Alas, the game for which this bundle has been compiled, Star Wars Kinect, is not quite ready, so you’ll not be able to buy the game nor the console bundle, until early 2012.

Xbox 360 Star Wars, the R2-D2 console

Is this the Xbox 360 you’re looking for?

In the box of the limited-edition Xbox 360 Star Wars bundle will be:

  • Kinect Star Wars game
  • Xbox 360 Console: R2-D2-themed, with custom Str Wars sounds for system events
  • Kinect Sensor: Yes, the same ‘ol Kinect Sensor, but in white
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller: C-3PO-themed for some golden gameplay
  • 320GB hard disk drive
  • Xbox 360 Wired Headset
  • Kinect Adventures game: Kind of an introduction to the possibilities of Kinect – “Float in outer space. Experience the thrill of roaring rapids. Tackle mountaintop obstacle courses. And dive into the deep to explore a leaky underwater observatory—all from your living room. With Kinect Adventures, you are the controller as you jump, dodge, and kick your way through exciting adventures set in a variety of exotic locations.
Xbox 360 Star Wars C-3PO controller

Microsoft and Lucasfilm worked very closely on this, not just to get the look, feel and sound right, but also I expect to make sure both brands were protected. Other than the look, the console inspired by R2-D2 and the controller by C-3PO, and the system sounding like R2-D2 when you switch it on, or open the tray, there are other hidden nods to Star Wars. Such as the famous phrase, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”, that has been printed on the inside of the tray.

Xbox 360 Star Wars – the video

For a closer look at the Xbox 360 Star Wars console, here’s a video from the Xbox channel on YouTube:

Comments?

My home AV / gaming set-up is missing an Xbox 360, and this bundle makes me think it’s hight time to fill that void. How about you – does the limited edition Xbox 360 Star Wars bundle entice you, or is it an ill-fit for your lounge room? Comment on the Xbox 360 Star Wars console in the ‘Leave A Reply’ section, located a little further down this page.