The new R2D2 Xbox 360 limited edition Kinect console is the one to own, for Star Wars and non Star Wars fans alike. This R2D2 themed Xbox is due to be released on the 3rd of April 2012.
Star Wars Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Bundle
This console is modelled on the astromech R2D2 droid from the Star Wars films. It has a white and blue casing with the robots detailing for specific parts. The rings of light, which form around the power on touch switch, are now blue, as is the power on light. This console will also play some custom sounds from the lovable little robot. When you power the console on and off, it will play a R2 whistling beeping sound effect, and you will also get a similar sound when you open and close the game disc draw. One thing to look out for when you open the game disc draw is a quote from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. I will put this in brackets below, at the bottom of this post, so as not to spoil it for people who want to find out for themselves what it is, when they buy the R2D2 Xbox Kinect bundle.
The wireless controller is modelled on R2-D2’s counterpart C3PO. This is Gold in color and has the graphic of exposed wires below the controls and buttons.
This all new Xbox 360 comes bundled with the Kinect motion sensor and the Star Wars Kinect game. There is also a wired headset, the Kinect Adventures game that always comes bundled with the Kinect sensor and the biggest Xbox 360 hard drive in existence. This is a whopping 320gb size.
The sensor is white in color and goes well with the consoles new custom look.
Kinect Star Wars Game
The Star Wars Kinect game lets you become a Jedi and use your powers to battle the droid soldiers of the Trade Federation. With one hand you can control the movements of your lightsaber and use the other hand to use your force powers.
There are several different game modes including a Pod racing game. This is based on the fast and exciting race featured in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The Kinect sensor will track your hand movements, for controlling the pod, so this is fun and easy to play, without using the normal controller.
R2D2 Xbox Limited Edition
If you are a Star Wars fan, this must be the best buy Xbox 360 with Kinect. Even if you are not a fan then this is a great bundle deal, especially with the size of the 320gb hard drive. I am sure a lot of kids would love to have an R2D2 Xbox to play their games on and I am also sure a lot of parents who grew up with Star Wars, would love it too.