May the fourth be with you as Xbox takes to the road by hosting hands-on trial with “Kinect Star Wars” at Star Wars fan events at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire and the National Space Centre in Leicester.
The Elstree Empire Day on Saturday 5th May from 9:00am-6:00pm is the first time film fans can visit the iconic Elstree Studios, where the Star Wars films were filmed. The once-in-a-lifetime event will be hosted by Gary Kurtz (producer of Empire Strikes Back), and feature appearances by Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), John Morton (Boba Fett) and more. In addition to talks by the guests, there will be props from the Star Wars films on display, autograph sessions and a special auction of rare Star Wars memorabilia. All profits from the event will go to help the continuing film preservation and restoration efforts at the Kurtz/Joiner Archive.
The National Space Centre’s event on Saturday-Sunday 5-6th May from 10:00am-5:00pm will feature Star Wars costume character appearances by the impressive 501st UK Garrison that supports local communities through charity and volunteer work. Other activities include appearances by Kenny Baker (R2-D2; Sunday only) and other Star Wars cast members, prop displays and hands-on with “Kinect Star Wars”, out now exclusively on Xbox 360.
“Kinect Star Wars” is available now and offers fans of all ages the ability to train to be a Jedi with a lightsaber and feel the Force, only made possible with Kinect for Xbox 360. The game retails for £39.99, while the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundle is available for £349.99 (ERP), featuring an R2-D2 branded console, C-3PO controller, white Kinect Sensor and more.
Star Wars fans can now also take their social networking on smartphones into a new stratosphere, with the “Kinect Star Wars” app. Free to download on Windows Phone, iOS and Android mobile operating systems, the app allows fans of the world’s most iconic film franchise to view their Facebook and Twitter feeds in the style of ‘the crawl’, the iconic opening Star Wars title sequence.