Yes, That's Han Solo Dancing in the New Kinect Star Wars GameDon Kaye |
At first we thought that we were still suffering from the after-effects of April Fool's Day, but no, the video in the following story is real. If you ever wanted to see Han Solo dance to a modern pop song, here's your chance.
'Kinect Star Wars' comes out tomorrow (April 3rd) for Xbox 360 and the Kinect motion-sensing system, two years after the game was first announced at the E3 gaming conference. And while the bundle of mini-games does include promised features like the ability to wield a lightsaber just by swinging your arm or controlling a Rancor, it also contains something called 'Galactic Dance Off.'
A YouTube user named Thox got hold of the game and posted a video of Han Solo and some back-up dancers, which include Lando Calrissian, singing and dancing to 'I'm Han Solo,' a version of some generic Top 40 dance pop creation with newly minted 'Star Wars'-oriented lyrics. Needless to say, the sight of Solo busting out dance pop moves you might usually see from the likes of Rihanna has sent the 'Star Wars' fan universe into a collective meltdown.
While the video does have some supporters, Time reports that most fans have reacted with fury, disappointment and the inevitable "George Lucas has raped/violated/ruined/crushed my childhood" comments. As Time's reviewer pointed out, one can just treat the 'Dance Off' feature as fun and not take all of this so seriously, but on the other hand, it can also be seen as filler where there might have been more substantial aspects of the main game included instead.
Watch the Solo video below, and if you haven't thrown up yet, watch the B-roll footage provided by Time underneath that.