E3 News: Kinect Star Wars: Update

June 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Posted in Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Microsoft’s presentation of Kinect Star Wars at E3 showed off cab racing on Coruscant, velker racing through the skies of Bespin, flying ARC-170 starfighters in large space battles, and smashing battle droids with the Force and your lightsaber. The demo made the game seem scripted. It was hard to tell how much movement can be initiated by character and how much freedom (if any) there will be in the levels, but the graphics looked descent. Plus from the gameplay shown, the demo ended with a scene showing two Sith shrouded in shadow challenging the Jedi character and his Nautolan side kick. The level had a carbon freezing chamber ala Empire Strikes Back feel. Could it mean that the story for Kinect Star Wars is non-canon?

We will keep you updated as more news becomes available, but for now, how about some pics…

You can also check out the  official Kinect Star Wars site for the trailer and some game shots.

Update 06/07/2011:

StarWars.com posted possible cover art and additional game details that might might explain the two Sith we saw in the E3 demo yesterday:

  • 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 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, 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.

Visit StarWars.com for more information, including a comment from Phil Spencer, vice president of Microsoft studios.

Posted By: Skuldren and Dancelittleewok for Roqoo Depot.
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