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Put Down That Lightsaber — Kinect Star Wars Is Delayed Until 2012

by Killian Bell | August 26, 2011August 26, 2011 4:00 am PDT

Okay, so Sony has delayed the PlayStation Vita until 2012, meaning Santa Claus won’t be leaving one under our tree this Christmas. But that’s not so bad — at least we’ll still have Kinect Star Wars to save us from Scrabble with grandma, right? Right?! Wrong!

Just like the PS Vita, Kinect Star Wars won’t be in our hands until 2012. In a statement to the Official Xbox 360 Magazine, a spokesperson for Microsoft said:

“Microsoft and LucasArts have elected to move the launch of Kinect Star Wars beyond holiday 2011 to ensure the full potential of this title is realized.”

So what about that limited edition Star Wars Xbox that looks like R2-D2 and comes with a C-3PO controller?

“This move applies to both the Kinect Star Wars stand-alone game and the Kinect Star Wars Limited Edition Console. We will communicate additional timing information at a later date.”

In a nutshell, Kinect Star Wars just isn’t going to be ready for a launch this holiday season. It seems the gaming industry’s big guns are hellbent on ruining this year’s Christmas for us gamers. Has the Nintendo 3DS made its way onto your wish-list yet?

If you haven’t already seen the Kinect Star Wars trailer from this year’s E3, check it out above.

[via OXM]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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