If you have a favourite game, you might want to hold off on getting a PlayStation 4 until Sony releases a properly-themed edition. They seem to be all about that these days. The latest game, or fictional universe rather, to get the custom console treatment is Star Wars with Sony revealing a Darth Vader-themed console that will let any gamer feel the power of the Dark Side.
And we know why they’ve gone and done it. Gamers are going to want to dive into the majesty that is Star Wars: Battlefront when it arrives with Darth Vader watching over their assault on Tatooine or wherever from the safety of their PlayStation 4. Which is reason enough for Sony to make this special edition hardware.
Sony is not only modding the casing, the 500GB Darth Vader console will be arriving with a specially-coloured controller to fit the rest of the Star Wars theme. The part that the controller is fitting, exactly, is Darth’s suit – specifically that chest outcropping with all the knobs and dials and lights.
The console will be releasing with Star Wars: Battlefront on 17 November this year. We’re still waiting for official confirmation of its launch here but it should be arriving. And it’ll sell out fast too. The Darth Console will arrive in a bundle, either with Star Wars: Battlefront or Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars. Both editions will arrive with Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter – four remastered games from the franchise’s past. As more or less a throwaway after all that, Sony will also be launching a bundle with the main games previously mentioned as well as the four remastered Star Wars outings with the standard black PlayStation 4 console.
If you want to see it in motion, we have Sony’s provisional video promo below:
Otherwise, check out the Hoth footage for Battlefront again ahead of that November release. It’s going to be a good year for Jedi.