Game Party: In Motion slated for Kinect launch

E3 2010: Warner Bros. Interactive's party game series expands to Microsoft's new motion-control tech in November.

LOS ANGELES--Branching out from Game Party for the Wii, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment set its sights on the Xbox 360's newest piece of technology and today revealed Game Party: In Motion for Kinect. Arriving November 4 as a launch title, In Motion for Microsoft's full-body motion-sensing technology brings sports and arcade games to the newly renamed hardware.

In Motion connects with Facebook. Prepare for wall spam.

Packed inside the wrapping will be a total of 16 minigames, including sports games Hoop Shoot and Darts, as well as arcade classics Rootbeer Tapper, table hockey, and others. To play the titles, players will use their bodies as the controller to manipulate onscreen events. What's more, users can use their customized avatars to play the aforesaid games.

In addition to local multiplayer, In Motion connects with Xbox Live to allow users to challenge friends over the Internet and also connects with Facebook, giving users the ability to pose their in-game achievements to their Facebook walls.

Game Party: In Motion is currently in development at FarSight Studios and will be released November 4, when Microsoft unleashes Kinect. Warner Bros. bought Midway in 2009, and acquired the rights to the Game Party series. In Motion is the first Game Party title published by WBIE.

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15 comments
tbs76
tbs76

Its funny how the industry PROS are loving Kinect and can see all sorts of potential for this device but NOVICE gamers are constantly complaining about it. Maybe you are jealous you just don't own an Xbox 360. Maybe you are just jealous that the best Sony could do was make a direct copy of the Wiimote. All I know is that come this fall I will be one of the HAPPY gamers who gets to play all the hardcore games with my controller, but can have some FRIENDS over for a uniquely fun time with Kinect.

awarriorg
awarriorg

I feel bad for the PS Move, it seems redundant...too predictable as far as what you can do with it, because we've already seen it with the Wii remotes. At least Kinect seems fresh and yes, different from the Eyetoy. Simple words, simply understandable.

leeko_link
leeko_link

The shovelwares are coming to a Kinect and PS Move near you.

craiganders
craiganders

I like the doomsayers claiming that this will be the demise of Xbox.... really? It's like @AncientDozer said, you're getting your same Xbox AND more. Complaining about the Kinect is like throwing a GPS in your car and then complaining that it won't drive properly - its optional, and doesn't affect the original.

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

WOW! Kinect is getting killed by stupid party & mini games before it even can be bought

monson21502
monson21502

so it begans... move and wii cant do what kinect can do. so 360 users get their own game. if ms was smart they would drop the price of the new slim to 199 before november 2nd

monson21502
monson21502

could be fun. i was gonna buy rootbeer tapper beore it was removed from xboxlive. now i can play it again :)

willyfoureyes
willyfoureyes

I think everyone's missing the most pressing problem here: they're still making Game Party games. A travesty like this must not be allowed to continue.

drytal
drytal

listen for all you people making wii and ps3 move comparisons to kinect this is not the same this is a noncontroller base tech the ps3 copied the wii and 360 went beyond both

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@azureblade89 You do realize that, even if Kinect is NOTHING BUT Shovelware (and I highly doubt this, by the way), there are still regular 360 games from 1st and third parties and like hell they are going to go away. It's not as if Microsoft suddenly decided it's going to abandon Call of Duty or Halo or Gears of War or any RPG or whatever game. It's sad and I wish I could express my feelings without getting banned regarding my peers her. . but you guys are either intentionally or unintentionally ignoring the fact that Natal is not replacing anything but complementing. It's like. . you have the regular 360 but you also threw in a Wii for the same price.

bennae66
bennae66

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mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

didnt itell u game party 4 was on360 months ago bet it will cost 59.99 to

azureblade89
azureblade89

Oh god, I can see it now..just like the Wii; filled with nothing but shuffleware. Please M$ have some standards!

Flint247
Flint247

Uh oh, you shouldn't have used the words "mini games" here... o.o