Microsoft introduces a collection of 17 games that will be available on launch day with their highly anticipated controller-free gaming system Kinect for Xbox 360.
Kinect is Microsoft’s answer to Nintendo Wii’s motion controllers. Kinect will be launched on November 04, 2010. Here’s the lineup of Kinect-enabled games that will be available next month.
Dance Central: Brought to you by Harmonix,the creators of the world-wide blockbuster Rock Band, Dance Central is the first immersive dance video game that features and tracks full-body dance moves.
Kinect Adventures: Kinect Adventures will get you off the couch and into the game in a whole new way. This game will allow you and your family or friends to experience the great outdoors in your living room. This is the game that is included with every Kinect device. It helps introduce gamers to the Kinect interface, letting them transverse the rapids, float around in space and challenge their friends to races, among other minigames.
Kinectimals: Think Nintendogs, but with no controller. This game lets you interact with your new pets: teach them commands, play with them and compete in contests. Your new pets or kinectimals will respond not only to your hand gesture but also to your voice and commands.
Game Party: In Motion: This includes a collection of party minigames like Darts. All the games are all based on familiar real-life games virtually everyone has played before.
Child of Eden: This game developed by Q? Entertainment Inc. under the direction of the renowned game creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi. It is a multi-sensory shooter sending players diving into a kaleidoscopic matrix of synchronized music and mind-blowing visuals ushering forth yet another landmark game experience.
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved: A fitness game from Ubisoft that is similar to Wii Fit. You’ll burn calories while having fun, either with a personal trainer, taking classes or through family-friendly mini games.
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout: A game based on the hit television show, The Biggest Loser comes to Kinect offering the ultimate workout experience.
DanceMasters: Konami’s version of getting your groove down.
EA SPORTS Active 2: A fitness game with body tracking, heart rate data and the ability to share workout data. You will be able to track and share your workout data online through automatic uploading from your Xbox 360 to your personalized EA SPORTS Active profile.
Zumba Fitness: This is a dance fitness game set to sexy, high-energy Latin and international music!
Kinect Sports: Microsoft’s version of Wii Sports. Packed with Soccer, Volleyball, Track & Field, Bowling, Table Tennis or Boxing – with Full Body Play.
MotionSports: This game from Ubisoft comes with six exciting sports—football, skiing, soccer, hang gliding, horseback riding, and boxing. It also includes live in-game commentary and 40+ sports challenges.
DECA SPORTS FREEDOM: While this game only has 10 sporting events, there is a focus on making it feel as real as possible. Spin, throw, and smash your way to victory across all of the included events: Tennis, Boxing, Archery, Paintball, Beach Volleyball, Dodge Ball, Kendo, Mogul Skiing, Snowboard Cross, and even Figure Skating!
Kinect Joy Ride: This game combines the fun of classic karting with the controller-free gameplay of Kinect. Enjoy five different game modes as you race through three unique worlds with stunning landscapes.
ADRENALIN MISFITS: This racing/battle game focuses on seven unbelievable fantasy worlds with exciting sideways-stance boarding battles in amazing environments.
Fighters Uncaged: Fulfill your Fight Club fantasy without the bloody concussions and stitches. But you will have to use every muscle in your body to battle your way to the top.
SONIC FREE RIDERS: Sega is bringing Sonic the Hedgehog to Kinect. To compete in adrenaline-fueled races against tough competition, this game make you use full-motion body control to twist and turn your way through a range of stunning courses.