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MS to launch R2-D2 Xbox 360 and Kinect

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Microsoft knows that avid fans will buy anything with the beloved Star Wars branding, which is probably why it plans to launch a limited-edition R2-D2 themed Xbox 360 console and Kinect sensor, to coincide with the launch of Kinect Star Wars this November.

According to Kinectaku, the R2-D2 Xbox 360 will be white and blue to match the loveable bot. But if the console starts making R2-D2 noises, you'll probably want to take it in for repair.

I had a play on Kinect Star Wars at a Microsoft event this week and although the demo was short, I was totally blown away and can't wait for the release. It was the same demo on show at E3 this year, but seemed much more responsive in the flesh.

It'll be interesting to give the full game a run-through, but as it stands I'm told there is much development work to be completed and in order to satisfy the Star Wars community, the game has to really be up to scratch. Early signs look good, though.

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While I twiddle my thumbs in anticipation, I'm gonna see how R2-D2 would say "limited edition Xbox 360" on the R2-D2 translation tool.

Kinect Star Wars should be out in time for Christmas. ®

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