Star Wars Xbox 360 console announced

Star Wars fans, you've had some tough times in recent years. There were the prequels, then that cartoon movie. And the zombie trooper book? We understand. But R2-D2 and C-3PO are still undeniably iconic, which may be why Microsoft chose to model an Xbox 360 after the famous droid-buddies, to be released this November alongside Kinect Star Wars. Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) shows off the slick new hardware.

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The system itself is styled after R2-D2, complete with his coloring and blue paneling. The controller is inspired by his counterpart, C-3PO, and is fluent in six million forms of communication. The included Kinect device is a special edition white version to imply Stormtroopers.

It all makes for a pretty impressive package, but it comes at a premium. The package will cost you $449.99--a good deal more than you have to shell out for a standard Xbox 360 these days. However, there's quite a bit included in the box, in addition to the special edition console and controller:

  • Kinect Star Wars game
  • 320 GB Hard Drive
  • Xbox 360 Wired Headset
  • Kinect Adventures game
  • Exclusive downloadable content

If you're a Star Wars fan with almost five hundred bucks sitting around, you can pre-order it now from participating retailers.