Kinect Star Wars is a Star Wars video game by LucasArts and Terminal Reality and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox 360 that uses the Kinect motion peripheral. The game was released on April 3, 2012 in North America and Europe and April 5, 2012 in Japan and Australia. Although no official date was set for release, some online retailers listed the game/console bundle for a February 7th release. The playable character in Star Wars Kinect is a Padawan and one of several new characters who will be introduced by the game. Using the controller-free Kinect system, the player stands in front of the television and uses hands to lift and throw objects with the Force or wield a lightsaber, uses body movement to control starfighters and podracers, or uses a voice component to make additional commands. It takes places during the prequel trilogy timeline of the Star Wars universe, beginning shortly after Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and concludes during the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The game also includes settings from the original trilogy, such as the planet Bespin featured in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The player will also
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