E3 2011: Use the Force with KINECT STAR WARS
E3 2011: Use the Force: KINECT STAR WARS
Earlier today, we took you on your first trip to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Old Republic. Now we take a break from the complex and go to a simpler version of these worlds, one where you are the Jedi, and your body is the controller.
Teased during Microsoft's massive presentation last year at E3 2010, this time LucasArts and Microsoft brought Kinect Star Wars to E3 2011 with a playable demo.
The premise is simple. You control a young Jedi Knight and get thrown into battles from throughout the times and places of all six films. While there will be other gameplay like pod-racing and space battles in the final game, we only got to have hands-on time in a ground-based lightsaber fight.
Overall, Kinect Star Wars has some work to be done before its release in Holiday 2011. But with the basics in place, a little clean-up will go a long way to allowing players to truly live out their Jedi fantasies. Just don't try to use the force on random people and objects right after playing. When you're not in front of the screen, it makes people look at you funny.Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!