Microsoft and Marvel Studios have teamed up to create an amazing looking Black Panther Xbox One X. Only five of the slick black custom consoles were created, and they feature imagery of T’Challa and Killmonger from the recent film. It also comes with two custom Xbox One controllers, one that features the mask of Black Panther, while the other looks like Killmonger's mask.
Released earlier this year, Black Panther follows the story of T'Challa as he deals with the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, and faces off against a rival that doesn't believe he is worthy of leading the African nation. The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, became a huge critical and commercial success for Marvel. It only released on home video this week, which is why Marvel and Microsoft have decided to team up for this new promotion.
Unfortunately, the Black Panther Xbox One X can't be purchased. Since only five of them were made, the two companies are partnering to give them away to a handful of lucky fans. The only way to get one of the five available consoles is by entering a contest Microsoft and Marvel Studios are running. The website for the promotion will be open for entrants until May 29, 2018, and only United States residents are eligible to win. The five lucky winners will also get a 4K Ultra HD copy of Black Panther.
The design for the custom Black Panther Xbox One X comes from award-winning illustrator and designer Robert Generette III. "The movie was a face-off between the two, literally," explained Generette III when talking about how he came up with the design. "So, let's make this a face-off console [with] T'Challa on the left, Killmonger on the right. I [thought] it was neat to put them on the controllers as well. So that way when you play someone on Xbox, you've got player one and player two facing off."
This is certainly one of the coolest custom Xbox One X designs that Microsoft has ever put out. That said, only five consoles were produced for this limited-time promotion. The five winners of the giveaway will probably scream "Wakanda Forever!" when they find out that they've won - and for good reason. The Xbox One X is already the most powerful video game console ever created, and custom consoles are always hot items, especially when they tie into recent blockbuster movies. Perhaps Microsoft will look into doing another promotion when Avengers 4 hits theaters next year.