Kinect Star Wars is easily the most anticipated Kinect game yet. I know my Kinect has been gathering dust waiting for its release. Frustratingly, the release date was pushed from late 2011 to early 2012 with Amazon now listing the official release date as April 3rd. And dammit, if Microsoft and LucasArts know what’s good for them I will have the game in my hands come April. I need to pretend I’m a Jedi and look like a fool while doing it!
We’ve only been able to see bits and pieces of the game thanks to trailers and the E3 presentation, but this video of a game demonstration reveals more of what kind of gameplay will be available. In addition to being able to weild the force players can pod race (1:07 mark), rampage through Mos Eisley as a rancor (2:45) and dance with slave girls in Jabba’s Palace (3:40).
Yup, there is a dancing component a la Just Dance or Dance Central. And you thought the lightsaber fighting would make you look like you’re spasming like the Star Wars kid.
Let’s be honest here, there is one reason and one reason only to include Leia in her metal slave bikini dancing. Fan service. Thanknyou LucasArts, you know what 13 year old boys want more than lightsabers and mind powers.
Me? I’m way more excited to tear shit up as a rancor! I think that’s the most ingenius bit of extra gameplay I’ve seen yet!