Microsoft details Kinect lineup

Microsoft has announced their launch lineup of games for Kinect at the Xbox 360 E3 media briefing. We’ve taken the liberty of listing and describing them for our readers.

  • Kinectimals – allows kids of all ages to interact with their favorite animals. It allows them to play with and train them.
  • Kinect Sports – developed by Rare. Looks like the Xbox 360’s answer to Wii Sports. Games include: running, javelin toss, soccer, volleyball, bowling, ping pong, boxing, and some sort of leap game.
  • Kinect JoyRide – it’s JoyRide, except now with Kinect. You hold your hands like you would hold a wheel and you drive and perform crazy stunts and what not through a vivid environment. Includes five unique gameplay modes.
  • Kinect Adventures – designed to get your group up and off the couch. Players can walk on screen and join in at anytime. The demo show displayed an extra play walk in and the game automatically split to splitscreen. Games in Adventures include: this train track like thing, river-rafting, and more . The game will automaticall take pictures and video of you as you play. It’ll allow you to post these picture to Facebook or anywhere else on the web.

Other than these games from Microsoft, other developers such as Ubisoft have been working on games specifically for Kinect.

  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved – it’s time to workout, courtesy of Ubisoft. This looks like you’re average workout game inspired off the phenomena that Wii fit began. In this game, though, you’re body is scanned.
  • Dance Central – Harmonix’s Kinect dancing game. Guess what you’ll be doing? Dancing, fool, to licensed music.

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