Kinect Star Wars on sale in UAE now

Xbox Kinect Star Wars game goes on sale, Microsoft holds caption competition to celebrate

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By  Mark Sutton Published  April 3, 2012

Microsoft has officially launched Kinect Star Wars for the Xbox 360 in the UAE today.

The game, the first Star Wars game for the motion-sensing Kinect, is available now from retailers in the country.

Kinect Star Wars is an immersive game that puts players into the Star Wars universe, and features motion sensing light saber combat and more.

The game features a number of different modes, including Duels of Fate duelling mode, Podracing racing game, Galactic Dance Off dance competition, the narrative Jedi Destiny campaign and Rancor Rampage.

To celebrate the launch, Microsoft is hosting a caption competition, featuring the iconic Darth Vader visiting some iconic locations in Dubai. For more information, please visit the Xbox 360 Gulf Facebook fan page at

Along with the game, Microsoft has released a limited edition console bundle which includes a 320GB Xbox 360 custom console with theme based on R2-D2 from the film series, a C-3PO themed Xbox controller and a white Kinect Sensor unit. The console comes bundled with the game, and a bonus C-3PO unlockable avatar for Dance Mode.

Kinect Star Wars retails for AED 199, while the console bundle is priced at AED 1,849.

Aman Sangar, Interactive Entertainment Business Category Lead MEA, Microsoft said: "The much-anticipated-KinectTM Star WarsTM makes it possible for Star Wars fans of all ages to delve into the Star Wars universe and become part of the iconic films like never before."

"This is one of our biggest and most exciting titles and elevates what Kinect for Xbox 360 can provide to family entertainment, by mixing a timeless classic with modern technology and innovation to bring the generations of parents and children together," he continued.

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his story mode reminds me of Time Crisis series on PlayStation consoles. When finished battling one section, the story automatically "fast forward" and take you to the next area, even though that next area is few foot steps away. There is no full directional movement options with your body or use of a physical controller. The story mode is good to go through once or twice. But after that, I think most people will just go to battle in the Duels of Fate mode, race and bump in the Podracing mode, or go be a Rancor to level buildings and throw things around. The Rancor Rampage is really fun if you are in a destructive mood, and you can actually do a full 360-degree directional movement which couldn't be done in story mode. As for the Galactic Dance Off mode in front of Jabba? Well, it's a mini dance game with Star Wars characters in front of Jabba (first location). It's definitely intriguing! If I have a party and use one of the Kinect Dance off games, I would love to see the expressions of the party guests when I pop this in unexpectedly!

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