E3 2010: First Kinect Games Announced

Mon, Jun 14, 2010

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At the Cirque de Soleil event in LA before E3, Microsoft has announced the first game lineup for Kinect. The games were also announced in the USA Today article that revealed the name change.

The first games announced are:

Kinectimals - lets you train and play with 20 different virtual cats, including a lion, cheetah and tiger.

Joyride - a racing game, lets players use their hands to hold an imaginary steering wheel — pull your hands toward you and push back out for an acceleration boost — and their bodies to execute jumps and tricks.

Kinect Sports - has six activities including boxing, bowling, beach volleyball, track and field, soccer and table tennis. To serve a volleyball, you mimic the real motion; in soccer, you can kick the ball or do a header.

Kinect Adventures - includes a river-raft time trial and obstacle course, playable by up to four players. On the raft, playing as a duo, you and a partner must lean one way or another to steer. Jumping helps the raft reach special areas for extra points.

Dance Central - in development by MTV Games, incorporates immersive, full-body dancing without the need for a controller.

Star Wars - characters and iconic Disney favorites will be featured in separate new games being developed at Microsoft in conjunction with LucasArts and Disney.

Looks to be a solid lineup of initial games. What do you think of this announcement? Let us know below.

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