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Han Solo meets Jason Derulo in Kinect Star Wars

April 2, 2012 |  6:03 pm

Kinect Star Wars
"Star Wars" character Han Solo, apparently, is a rather big Jason Derulo fan. In fact, the smuggler captain of the Millennium Falcon is a master of such dance moves as the "trash compactor" and the "double blaster," as revealed today in a heavily circulated clip of new Xbox 360 game Kinect Star Wars. In the scene, a pixelated version of Solo gets down in a Cloud City club to a remix of Derulo's 2010 hit "Ridin' Solo."

Solo, made famous by Harrison Ford in the films, is seen in the game in a neutral venue. Others on the dance floor include off-duty Stormtroopers, and Solo even gets into a dance-off with traitor Lando Calrissian. Derulo's lyrics have been replaced with "Star Wars"-specific verses (Kottke.org transcribed them), and instead of championing newfound singledom, the Kinect Star Wars take on "Ridin' Solo" is all about celebrating the freedom of no longer being frozen. A sample: "I'm so happy the carbonite is gone."

This isn't the first clip to circulate from the Kinect Star Wars mini-game dubbed "Galactic Danceoff." A game trailer earlier revealed a "Star Wars" makeover of "Y.M.C.A.," which featured this especially choice lyric: "It's conscription, but I'm sure you will find many ways to have a good time."

The game's official website promises a total of 15 songs. Derulo's opinion of the song is not yet known. We asked. Kinect Star Wars is in stores Tuesday. 


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Image: A screen shot of Princess Leia dancing for Jabba the Hut in Kinect Star Wars, taken from the official LucasArts website for the game.