Microsoft has released a companion application for Kinect Star Wars that's available now on Windows Phone and will hit both Android and iPhone app stores today (19 April).

The app aggregates a user's Facebook and Twitter social network feeds and turns them into the iconic Star Wars crawl that appears at the start of all of the films (the games, the cartoons, the ride, George Lucas's bank statements, etc).

You can also post to either site, find out more information about the Xbox 360/Kinect game or even order a copy from within the application itself. That's about all there is to it, but it is free, so who's companing?

"We are putting ‘the Force’ directly into people’s phones to help launch Kinect Star Wars," said Stephen McGill, director of Xbox and Entertainment for Microsoft UK.

"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."