Kinect Star Wars Will Make You Say 'Lightsaber ON!'

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We showed you Kinect Star Wars last night. And today we've seen it played on stage.

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A lengthy play-through showed scenes pulled from several eras of Star Wars fiction, predominantly from the Clone Wars and prequel era. A live on-stage demo involved a player swinging their arms to swing a lightsaber, holding their hand out to lift an enemy tank with the Force and then swiping it to the side to discard it.

The game appears to be less tightly controlled than the Kinect-enabled Fable game shown shortly before it. The hero character only jumps after the player jumps, for example. We'll be playing this game later today, hopefully, and will be able to tell you how it feels.

Note: The person demoing the game said "lightsaber on" to turn on his lightsaber.

There's no release date yet for Kinect Star Wars.

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DISCUSSION

koda89
Koda Kazar

The lag was bad like the Kudo demo made it seem like, but at least it wasn't as bad as the lag in Kinect Sports Season 2. My god that took input lag to a whole new level, especially the football demo. I kinda hoped that bit was just those two tools moving in reaction to a video, because if not, *shudder*, I mean I could count the seconds between the guy playing QB mooting his throw and his Avatar actually throwing. It was almost 3 seconds.