Will gamers get off the couch and get fit? That’s certainly the hope with the upcoming release of Microsoft’s Kinect for the Xbox 360. The motion-control system – which sort of makes the hype about “controller-free” seem not quite accurate – is already sold-out in pre-orders.
Despite that fact, Microsoft has now announced the launch of a multiyear advertising campaign, and more importantly revealed the lineup of 17 controller-free games. Of those, the ones that are most notable for the fitness crowd include:
- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft)
- Dance Central (MTV Games/Harmonix)
- The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout (THQ)
- DanceMasters (Konami)
- EA Sports Active 2 (EA Sports), which comes with Total Body Tracking that includes heart rate data
- Zumba Fitness (Majesco)
Kinect for Xbox 360 will be available worldwide starting on November 4. It will be released as part of a new Xbox 360 4GB console bundle for $299.99, as well as a standalone unit for $149.99.
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