Today sees the launch of a new mobile app from Microsoft Studios that allows fans of one of the world’s most celebrated film franchises to view their Facebook and Twitter feeds in the style of ‘the crawl’, the iconic Star Wars opening title sequence. Free to download on Windows Phones, iOS and Android mobile operating systems from today, the new app helps mark the recent release of Kinect Star Wars on Xbox 360.
Synching seamlessly with Facebook and Twitter accounts, the app transforms smartphones into social media dashboards by aggregating social media streams into one place, in a similar fashion to the Windows Phone 7’s built-in People Hub. Fans can discover more about the full Kinect Star Wars videogame and even purchase a copy direct from the app.
Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox and Entertainment for Microsoft UK, comments, “We are literally putting ‘the Force’ directly into people’s phones to help launch Kinect Star Wars. Fans will be able to carry a piece of the Star Wars universe in their pockets and, like the new game for Xbox 360, immerse themselves in the incredible world of one of the most enduring entertainment franchises like never before.”
The Kinect Star Wars app is available now as a free download for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. The Kinect Star Wars videogame is available now, exclusively for Xbox 360, and offers fans of all ages the ability to experience the Star Wars franchise like never before. Five dynamic modes include Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the Kinect Star Wars app and videogame.