EA Sports Active 2, Dance Central Kinect-ing

E3 2010: Xbox 360 add-on's launch library boasts 15 titles, including EA's workout sim, Harmonix's exclusive rhythm title, Ubisoft's Your Shape.

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LOS ANGELES--Microsoft revealed an Xbox 360 redesign and solidified a Kinect release date this morning at its press briefing, but the news didn't stop there. On top of those information drops, Microsoft announced Kinect's software launch catalog includes 15 titles from big-name studios Harmonix, Electronic Arts, and LucasArts.

Kinect launch library to include Star Wars, dancing, and fitness games.

At the event, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos took the stage and revealed Dance Central for Kinect. The game is promised to include more than 600 moves, 90 routines, and post-launch downloadable content. Dance Central will include a "wide range" of hip-hop, rap, and R&B and is set to arrive this holiday. Gwen Stefani's "Hella Good," and "Poison" from Bell Biv Devoe were two of the songs used to display the dancing game at the briefing.

Also hitting Kinect this November will be EA Sports Active 2. From Electronic Arts, the fitness simulator includes a heart rate monitor, wireless functionality, and an online hub for tracking digital conditioning data. Additionally, using Kinect's technology, users will be able to navigate onscreen menus via voice and gesture recognition.

Other Kinect titles announced during the company's event included a Star Wars title, Kinectanimals, Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Joy Ride, Your Shape Fitness Evolved, a Sonic title, Biggest Loser, and others.

The subject of a trademark dispute, Active 2 has also been confirmed for release on November 16 for the PlayStation 3, Wii, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

All 15 Kinect launch titles:

Kinect Adventures (Microsoft Game Studios)
Kinectimals (Frontier Studio/Microsoft Game Studios)
Kinect Joy Ride (Big Park/Microsoft Game Studios)
Kinect Sports (Rare/Microsoft Game Studios)
Dance Central (MTV Games)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft)
EA Sports Active 2 (EA)
Deca Sports Freedom (Hudson)
Dance Masters (Konami)
Adrenalin Misfits (Konami)
Zumba Fitness (Majesco)
Sonic Free Riders (Sega)
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout (THQ)
Motion Sports (Ubisoft)
Game Party: In Motion (Warner Bros.)

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Discussion

19 comments
causticjones7
causticjones7

Whilst i whole heartly agree with most of the posts below stateing that Kentict/Natel has little to offer me personally. I think thats the point from Microsofts POV this isn't being introduced for hardcore gamers, the type of people that post comments on boards about these things, rather the type of people that don't. We already have x-boxs. The real concern is that Microsoft don't do what Nintendo did and forget about the gamers who just want to use there 360 to shoot aliens/zombies/terrorists/mutants and each other in the face.

Glic2K
Glic2K

So basically about half of the games are some kind of "sports" game or "fitness" game. Wow, good work Microsoft, way to jump on that Wii bandwagon. Whatever happened to that "Milo" game demo from last year, with its vaunted speech recognition, amazing AI and face recognition? Oh wait, that was probably bogus.

Blastalot5
Blastalot5

When I'm playing games I like to relax on my couch....not convulse spastically around the living room.

cashkilla_basic
cashkilla_basic

I figured at $100, I'd probably pick up Kinect, as long as it had some solid launch titles. Now we know it will be $150, and all the launch titles will be crappy knock offs of 5 year old Wii games, so I'm thinking I'll pass.

robjones2112
robjones2112

so far nothing of any real interest to me, just a bunch of party games, its a shame because i was looking forward to seeing what they would do with it. saves me $150 any way

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

The problem with many people who have posted is that people have no ability to relax and have fun anymore. People are always worried about what they look like and how they are perceived. The world is a mess. Seriously get a Wii or get this and have some fun while gaming. I play WOW and various other non motion type games and seriously I have never had as much fun as I have had when playing the Wii games with others. People need to learn to not take themselves or others so seriously all the time. What happened to having fun ?

bennae66
bennae66

as for kinect looking stupid, i thought the unveiling of child of eden was far from stupid. it was beautiful and amazing. absolutley stunning, and i want to be a part of it

bennae66
bennae66

@jeffv547 i have a pseye and it sucks. no games, no real use, its crap. im getting move just so i can get some kind value out of it. you know what? i see legitimate uses for Kinect, and remember i have been burned by pseye already.

jeffv547
jeffv547

The bed sheets are brown microsoft, dripping brown nasty.. This thing is the worst idea since the virtual boy, this is the kind of prank I would expect from sony, this is the highlight of your stupidity, this looks worse than the eyetoy.

Great_Ragnarok
Great_Ragnarok

This is going to be a failure! I can't imagine too many 360 fans buying this thing. at least not until they release a decent fleshed out game specifically for this device.

dancingsmurfs01
dancingsmurfs01

Kinect = more advanced Wii. I already have the Wii why would i need to spend $150.00 for another one.

FoppyOmega
FoppyOmega

For all those who were looking forward to Natal as a hardcore version of the wii....sux 4 u

renigade16
renigade16

Well lets see here....Kinectimals my 4 year old brother wants. Dance Central my teenage sister *and all her friends* wants. Kinect Sports my whole family wants And Deca Sports Freedom I want. So thats 4 out of 15 not bad Kinect is a buy for me. Also Deca Sports has Paintball Yes I said PAINTBALL as one of the games on it. So this may be our 1st chance at seeing how a shooter will work on Kinect. *IDK if its 3rd or 1st person*

nunchuckgun
nunchuckgun

not impressed with this thing at all, its ok to look like a moron when playing the wii or the move, cause your holding a controller and any passer by can tell your playing a video game, when your running in place hopping up and down pretending to jump hurdles you just look stupid

sam4545
sam4545

Basically a bunch of sport/dance/workout games. That and the fact that Kinect is $150 bucks by itself makes Kinect a 100% NON-BUY.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Lots of sports titles and other forms of party games. I've already reserved my Kinect and "Dance Central." Why do I need "Dance Masters"? Give me "Child of Eden" and Forza with Kinect early!

edant79
edant79

MS needs a "Mario" to sell these titles. In which case, I thought they were bringing in Disney...

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Every article ends with : "To get the latest news check out Gamespot's coverage of E3 2010" !!!

Flint247
Flint247

Dancing nerd for the win. :)