Kinect Star Wars detailed, coming in April

We played Kinect Star Wars back at E3 in 2011 and now LucasArts and Microsoft have given us a launch date and lined up what you can expect from the latest Star Wars game.

Launching on 3 April 2012, Kinect Star Wars will cost you £39.99 and give you five gaming modes - Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate.

Jedi Destiny gives you the storyline to follow, pitching you against enemies, racing Speeder Bikes and battling iconic opponents like Darth Vadar on your quest to become a Jedi.

Podracing and Rancor Rampage sound pretty much cut and dry, and judging by the screens we have from Microsoft, it all looks like good, wholesome Kinect fun. Rancor Rampage sees you in the streets of Mos Eisley (or some other wretched hive of scum and villainy) and Podracing recreates those scenes from Phantom Menace.

We don't know too much about Duels of Fate, but it appears to be lightsaber battle action, which claims to "sharpen your Jedi skills".

Finally, you have the Galactic Dance Off. Sure, we know Dance Central has been a great hit for Kinect - but with a Star Wars theme? Oh go on then. Hopefully you can bust a groove to that catchy tune performed by Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes in the Mos Eisley Cantina. 

However, if you are lucky enough to have the Star Wars Special Edition Xbox 360 console, you'll get an exclusive C-3PO unlockable for the Dance Off, pictured above. Be sure to check-out our hands-on with the ultimate customised Star Wars console. 

No word on whether you'll get the chance to don Leia's gold bikini and dance for Jabba, but here's hoping...

Of course, we'll bring you a full review of Kinect Star Wars once we have our hands on it.