April 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM ET
Last week we brought to light the one feature of "Kinect Star Wars" that its publisher has curiously failed to emphasize, for whatever reason: Dancing. The player gets to strut his or her stuff as one of several characters from the Star Wars universe, with the highlight being Slave Princess Leia. Turns out, you can also dance as Han Solo.
Official footage has yet to be produced, but unofficial footage can be found on YouTube:
It was bad enough seeing Princess Leia, who had just been caught trying to liberate her frozen-in-carbonite boyfriend from Jabba's palace, not only wearing skimpy attire but also dancing to a pop song that's been re-envisioned for the Star Wars Universe. Now we must witness Han Solo endure the same humiliation of performing silly dance moves before he is turned into a popsicle and handed over to Jabba the Hutt by Boba Fett.
Though the most disappointing part is the complete lack of the bounty hunter himself. At least you get to also boogie down as Solo's best friend (and the guy who sold him out to the Empire). It's also nice how the various dance moves mimic key scenes from the other movies, like Solo riding a speeder bike from "Jedi" and being almost crushed to death by a trash compactor in "New Hope."
The clip above was highlighted by Kotaku, which also found another that transforms "Hollaback Girl" Gwen Stefani into "Hologram Girl":
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