Microsoft Announces Star Wars-Themed Xbox 360

bp9801 - July 21, 2011 03:16PM in Gaming

Let's face it. Star Wars is perhaps one of the largest and most successful franchises to ever launch. There are the movies, the games, the action figures, posters, glassware, and just about everything you can think of. Now, there is another addition to that in the form of the game console. At Comic-Con today, Microsoft announced a Star Wars-themed Xbox 360 that will launch later this year. The Xbox 360 has the colors of everyones favorite droid, R2-D2, and the controller resembles C-3P0. The 360 looks a bit weird at first, since it is a slim model but painted to look like R2. Included in the bundle is a white Kinect sensor and Kinect: Star Wars. The console includes a 320GB hard drive and even some custom sounds, perhaps some of R2's beeps and whistles for different actions you perform. The whole thing will cost $449, and pre-orders start today with it shipping in the fall.