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Star Wars: Battle Pod Could Be Coming To A Living Room Near You

by Jeff Cork on May 26, 2015 at 01:31 PM

Bandai Namco's arcade game Star Wars: Battle Pod caught our attention when it was unveiled earlier this year. At the time, we weren't able to direct would-be pilots to where they needed to go to play it themselves. Today, we've learned that it could be as simple as looking in your house – provided you have the cash.

The company is making the game available to consumers. Starting June 18, you can preorder your own 1,200-pound unit for the cool cost of $35,000. If that's not enough, Bandai Namco is also releasing special Premium Editions (below), which are themed to either the Rebel Alliance of Mr. Vader himself. For $100,000, you also get special carpeting (ooh!), a specially bound owner's manual (ooh!!), special leather seats (ooh!!!), and your special name on an engraved plate and in the game's credits (OOH!). Shipping and handling, unfortunately, are not included in the price.

The game features five stages based on moments from the classic trilogy, including the Hoth escape, assault on the first Death Star, Battle of Yavin, and more. Additional stages will be coming at some point in the future, in what could be the most expensive DLC of all time.