Ever since limited-edition gaming consoles became a thing, I’ve looked at each one with envy. But perhaps none more than the Shazam-inspired console Microsoft is giving away to celebrate the upcoming release of Shazam! on April 5. The console itself looks super cool with the textured red skinning and the night lightning bolt. The yellow accents on the controller and console are nice, too.
How do you (or I, for that matter) get one? Microsoft is taking a cue from the movie itself. Don’t worry, no spoilers here. Early in the film, Billy Batson ends up rooming with a kid named Freddy at the foster home he finds himself in. Like us, Freddy is a total nerd for superheroes and knows everything about them. When Billy gets his magical powers, Freddy takes him through a bunch of experiments to find out what superhero powers he has. And so to get a pair of Shazam Xbox consoles – for you and your Billy or Freddy – Microsoft wants you to hit them up on social media and tell them what superpowers your best friend would have.
If you win, along with the Xbox One X itself, Microsoft is dropping a year-long subscription to Xbox, which gives you access to a library of downloadable, playable games. Batman: Return to Arkham is up there, so if you somehow haven’t played it – what are you waiting for? If you already have an Xbox, there are also Shazam avatars available up through July 31.
The contest is open through April 9, and Microsoft has the full details over on its official Xbox Wire news page. And just a quick disclaimer: We have no association with Microsoft and we’re not advertising this. I just think it looks really cool.
Shazam! hits theaters on April 5.