The Empire Strikes Back on Playstation: Darth Vader Gets His Own Console

Step aside, Rebel Alliance: the Empire has taken over PlayStation, and Darth Vader is getting his own console and controller in November of this year. In an announcement made at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this past weekend, Sony revealed that the special limited edition Darth Vader PlayStation 4 console would be available on November 17th of this year as part of two Star Wars bundles.

The Dark Side of the Force Comes to PlayStation

The specially themed PS4 console features a profile image of Darth Vader, accompanied by the Star Wars logo repeatedly etched across the top. The system comes with a Darth Vader themed DualShock 4 controller as well, which is inspired by the Sith Lord’s iconic chest panel. The controller’s body is black, and the directional pad and a few other buttons are red, while other buttons and the dual analog sticks are gray. The Star Wars logo is also repeated across the controller’s touchpad.

Two Darth Vader Bundles to Choose From

The limited edition PS4 console comes with much more than just a similarly themed controller. Along with the console and DualShock 4 controller, Sony has announced that the bundle will include a hard copy of the game Star Wars Battlefront, the well-known multiplayer shooter game. It will also include digital vouchers to give users the ability to download four classic Star Wars games: Super Star Wars, Jedi Starfighter, Star Wars Bounty Hunter, and Star Wars: Racer Revenge. This marks the first time that these titles will be playable on the PlayStation 4, and Sony has stated that these games will feature “enhanced graphics and trophy support” on the console.

Also being released on November 17th is the Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Bundle, which also features the Darth Vader PS4 and DualShock 4 controller. This bundle coincides with Disney Infinity 3.0’s official launch, and includes a hard copy of Disney Infinity 3.0, the Rise Against the Empire Play Set Pack, the Disney Infinity Base, and the Boba Fett figure, which is exclusive to PlayStation. This bundle will also include digital vouchers for the four classic Star Wars games mentioned above. Watch the video announcement here.

Building Up Excitement for The Force Awakens

The announcement of this Darth Vader themed PS4 console and controller comes at a time when fans across the galaxy have been eagerly anticipating the release of the newest Star Wars film, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The film is set to be released in theaters across the nation a month after the Darth Vader PS4 bundles are released, so fans have some time to get reacquainted with the dark side of the Force before making the grand return to the Star Wars universe at large.


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