Console News Round-Up: Kinect Bundle Announced and Plants vs Zombies for Xbox 360

Tue, Jul 20, 2010

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The ramp-up begins for the holiday season ahead with more news about Kinect a new bundle as well as news from our casual friends at PopCap for a release date on Plants vs Zombies for Xbox Live Arcade.

New Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle Announced

On top of announcing the official price for Xbox Kinect, Microsoft has also announced a new Xbox 360 Bundle for the new motion controller. For just $300, you can grab an Xbox 360 with a 4GB hard drive, Kinect camera and Kinect Adventures available November 4th.  Outside of the Kinect bundle, the console will be sold without all the extras for just $200. Aaron Greenberg of Microsoft spoke about the barebones bundle: “It will go on sale August 3rd in North America and later in the month of August around the world.”

Greenberg spoke on the bundles: “We think this is really a tremendous value. We believe the launch of this product is going to be driving a whole new series of new consumers into the Xbox 360 family.”

Unfortunately however, Kinect Adventures will be the only title available in the bundle, as Greenberg points out: “We feel like that’s really the perfect title to include. It’s got the great jump-in, jump-out multiplayer gameplay as well.” This all sounds like a great time to jump in if you don’t have an Xbox 360 already.

Plants vs Zombies Headed For Xbox Live Arcade In September

Remember that vague rumor last week about Plants vs Zombies 2? That was not about a sequel at all, as PopCap has announced that Plants vs Zombies will indeed be hitting the virtual shelves on Xbox Live Arcade this September. Over this past weekend, the full achievement list leaked implying that the title would likely be released ‘soon’. Yesterday however, PopCap released the full details with the release window of early September, the price at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) and the two new multiplayer modes. The multiplayer modes will be both versus and co-op.

Along with these new modes, the new version will feature leaderboards and friend score tracking to add a bit more social spice to the mix. Along with being released digitally, you can also pick up a physical copy in a new PopCap bundle along with Zuma and Peggle for $19.99 later this fall.

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    Really, the price is somewhat expensive but reasonable enough if you are going to buy the bundle. I think price will not matter at all for as long as kinect gets positive feedback from those you have purchased it already and had a good time playing it.

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