Child of Eden added to Kinect bundle

Motion-sensing camera peripheral to be packed in with code to download Tetsuya Mizuguchi's latest music-driven on-rails shooter starting next week.

Child of Eden may have been orphaned upon its retail launch, but the Ubisoft-published on-rails shooter has been adopted by Microsoft for inclusion in a new Kinect hardware bundle. Microsoft has announced that starting next week, a limited number of specially marked Kinect packages would hit stores with Kinect Adventures and a code to download Child of Eden packed into the box. The bundle will be priced the same as the standard Kinect package (suggested price of $150), and it will be available in all Xbox Live markets except Japan, where Child of Eden has not yet seen release.

Kinect: Now with a free Child in every box!

Developed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Q Entertainment, Child of Eden is largely in keeping with the developer's previous work. The game takes its cues in part from Mizuguchi's acclaimed rhythm shooter Rez, and it features the same style of music-enhanced shooter gameplay with psychedelic visuals. It also bears a storyline: Gamers will attempt to rescue the embattled Project Lumi, which is an effort to "reproduce a human personality inside Eden, the archive of all human memories." A virus has invaded the program, however, and players must defeat it, before all hope is lost.

Child of Eden is also set for release on the PlayStation 3 next month, complete with support for 3D displays and Sony's Move controller. For more on the Xbox 360 version, check out GameSpot's review of Child of Eden.

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zaiwen
zaiwen

include CoE on 360 Slim bundles as well please

jhpeter
jhpeter

Kinect = The Lawnmower Man movie in reality, i didnt play yet this game, but for hardcore games I play with my ps3 move, playing with it Heavy rain is just marvelous.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Atheosis Hahaha. At least one of us has the balls to say what most of us are actually thinking :P

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

I still say a better option would be a more tiered selling of Kinect. You know $300 for the bundle of Kinect with Kinect Adventures, and the console$150 Kinect with just Kinect Adventures $75 for just the Kinect and the friendly face setup card (and let you buy your game for it later). As long as you have a decent internet connection you could still download free demos for Kinect. Do they still pack demos in the official xbox magazine? Cause if so there's yet another option as far as trying out games for Kinect for those who don't have a good internet connection.You could even rent a game for Kinect.The bottomline is there are cheaper options available as far as trying out games for Kinect. if you already have a Kinect,

megakick
megakick

thats a better bundle, still don't want it though. Stoner? I bet this game would be awesome on acid.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Ok I'm not a kinect fan. The very thought of playing videogames without a controller. Seems wrong on so many levels. But Microsoft is at least trying to promote its Kinect with an extra throw in. A bonus game in addition to the standard pack-in Kinect Adventures. So 2 games with the MS add-on kinect motion sensor Controller. $150.00 for a controller/camera? But this is a good way to promote the "Children of Eden" game. I'm still not a fan of Kinect but Microsoft is trying.

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

I nearly bought Child of Eden. Then I saw that Ubisoft published it. Oh well.

Atheosis
Atheosis

Dear Kinect and all other motion gaming gadgets, Die in a fire. Thanks.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@koospetoors Wasn't Milo just one big 'Look what it COULD do'? It was all staged anyway :(

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I think the main problem with Child of Eden is it all looks a bit too random. Where as those that have played the game appreciate it others just generally give it a miss. If a kid wants to buy a game it needs to look exciting, Child of Eden just looks more of a mind trip. I'm not hating on the game at all because I've heard great things, I just think it needed a better pitch? Fair play to Microsoft for backing the game, but I doubt it will attract many folks.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I wonder why this game did sell well. Maybe it was overpriced. Maybe because it had little content. Maybe both. Maybe people weren't quite sure if it was a good casual or hardcore game.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Brilliant move. This is a case of Microsoft actually supporting a game that could use some support. Kudos to them.

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

Of all the Kinect games, they chose the one that plays best with a controller!

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@ToTs_00 Maybe to some, but the game is amazing and fun.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

If they were to do this from the start rather then give us the **** that is Kinect Adventures it would have felt more worth the money... shame on Microsoft, this feels like what Nintendo did to its customers by cutting the price of the 3DS so early... people felt cheated of their current purchase

ahpuck
ahpuck

Child of Eden is only 4 hours long and is priced at $50.00? is this true? I was looking forward to this game, but I didn't know it was this bad of a deal.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

Probably a good idea to make this a pack in since the word around the web is the game is extremely light on content.

WithoutGraceXII
WithoutGraceXII

Glad their adding this to the bundle, it's a great game. Just too light on content to warrant the 50$ I paid for it. Kinect can definitely do rail shooters, I need some Resident Evil action please!

TheArcade
TheArcade

@akira2465: A source to this claim would be appreciated.

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

Huh? With this and Rise Of Nightmares on it's way I'm definetely interested in a Kinect now.

akira2465
akira2465

Isn't the Ps3 version supposed to be a longer game. I thought the 360 was only 4 hours to complete

Icehearted
Icehearted

Adding another "Trojan Horse" with Kinect won't make me want one of them any more than I already don't.

koospetoors
koospetoors

That reminds me, what the heck happened to Milo? The supposed milestone of Project Natal, the one game to rule them all. Oh wait, Peter Moleneux was behind it.... that pretty much explains everything.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Child of Eden is one of the best games I've played this year, and Kinect is the best way to play Child of Eden. This is a really good bundle.

Dire_Weasel
Dire_Weasel

Child of Eden is a fine game as long as you don't try to play while flailing around in front of Kinect.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Someone might enjoy this. Someone I don't know.