Star Wars Battle Pod Gets A Special Home Release

arcadehero May 29, 2015 6

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip)

I meant to get to this yesterday but was occupied with working on the latest podcast(which we also forgot to mention on the podcast…whoops). Here’s the headline:

Star Wars Battle Pod Home Version Confirmed for US/EU/JP

I had heard about its development a few months ago but at the time it was sounding like they were looking to go in the direction of price reduction. As this¬†link above mentions, the home price for a standard pod is on par with where you find the commercial edition but they have gone to town with a “Premium Edition” of the game, which adds a special art skin (for Rebel or Darth Vader), exclusive carpeting, special serial plaque with the owners name engraved into it an that name added to the end credits. One of these beauties will set you back $100,000 (plus shipping/taxes), making it one of the more expensive, and certainly going to be rare, Star Wars collectibles. We could also safely say that it will take the cake as the most costly Star Wars video game out there.

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What are your thoughts on this release?


6 Comments »

  1. Enz0 May 29, 2015 at 10:35 am - Reply

    OK, well I guess I won’t be buying one… buy how do I find out where I can try one out!!!

    • Seth Eldridge May 31, 2015 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      My local Dave and Buster’s has it. Really immersive. Only downside is you have to pay approx 3$ for one level.

  2. Jonathan UK arcades May 29, 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply

    0_o blimey that aint cheap :L cool idea but needs a true home port to pc with OCULUS RIFT XD booyeah !

    • voltz May 30, 2015 at 6:05 am - Reply

      Arcade operators certainly won’t have that!

  3. arcades4ever June 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Why do they bother with something like this when it’s clearly out of reach for many people to buy. The only people I can think of that would buy one are millionaires like Seth macfalene who are big Star Wars fans that made family guy, American dad and Ted.

    • arcadehero June 1, 2015 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      Yep, that is pretty much it. Kind of like millionaire Trekkies that will spend a pretty penny on memorabilia and other collectibles, there are many of those in the Star Wars aisle as well.

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