Blockbuster doing midnight Star Wars Kinect launch

UPDATE: GAME giving away huge Starkiller statue.

Update: GAME has just announced a Star Wars Kinect-themed competition to win a life-sized statue of Starkiller, the hero of the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games.

This makes it look very likely that GAME will indeed honour pre-orders and sell the Star Wars Kinect Xbox 360 console and game this Tuesday, 4th April.

There's a video of the Starkiller statue on the GAME YouTube page.

Original story: Blockbuster Clapham will hold a midnight launch event for Star Wars Kinect this Monday evening/Tuesday morning.

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The first five people in line will get a free Limited Edition Star Wars Xbox 360, worth 340 (from Blockbuster).

The next 45 people who buy Kinect Star Wars will be given Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray for free. That costs around 90.

Blockbuster will also offer Kinect Star Wars for 99 pence when you trade Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, FIFA Street, Streetfighter X Tekken, Twisted Metal, Ninja Gaiden 3, Asura's Wrath, Ridge Racer Unbounded or Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.

With GAME and Gamestation teetering on the edge, it's not been clear which companies - if any - would step in to fill the midnight openings void. Blockbuster now appears to have stated its intent.

The newly reinstated GAME and Gamestation websites currently list the Limited Edition Star Wars Xbox 360 and the Kinect Star Wars game. Shop staff, however, told Eurogamer this afternoon they were unsure whether they will or won't be selling the fancypants console. 'Check back on Monday' was the overriding message from those stores contacted.

Eurogamer unboxes the Limited Edition Star Wars Xbox 360 console.

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