Get an R2-D2 Xbox Live avatar with all six Star Wars movies on Xbox Video April 10

All six Star Wars movies will be released via official digital HD download store outlets for the first time on Friday, April 10. That includes Microsoft's Xbox Video and the company is throwing in a couple of freebies, including a free R2-D2 Xbox Live avatar.

In fact, all of the movies are available for pre-purchase right now on Xbox Video for $19.99 each or you can get all six for $99.99. All of the movies have some exclusive behind-the-scenes extras along with deleted scenes. Plus, if you get all six movies you can get that R2-D2 Xbox Live avatar, plus a Star Wars Pinball Pack for Zen Studios's Pinbal FX2 game for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

R2-D2 Xbox Live avatar

Microsoft adds:

"In addition, Disney is offering a Star Wars featurette video exclusively for Xbox customers; only by pre-purchasing the Saga on Xbox Video will you receive an exclusive roughly 60 second sneak peek at the bonus material included in the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. Customers will receive the Xbox-exclusive featurette when they pre-purchase the "Star Wars" saga bundle on Xbox Video, then all six epic films in the Saga will be added to their collection in all their high-definition glory on April 10."

Obviously, you can also purchase these movies to play on your Windows Phone or Windows 8.1 device, or you can play them on the Xbox Video website. Also, we want to get this out of the way; yes, the three movies in the "classic" Star Wars trilogy are of the Special Edition variety, rather than the films in their original form.

Source: Xbox Video{.nofollow}, Xbox Wire

John Callaham