E3 2011: USA Today reports Microsoft is readying an Xbox Live version of Halfbrick's popular iPhone and iPad game; rumored theme-park-centric title also outed.
In just a few hours, Microsoft's press briefing will kick off the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo. But, as is often the case with E3 press conferences, several details about the event have already leaked, courtesy of a report in USA Today.
According to the national daily, Microsoft will use part of its media event to unveil a version of Fruit Ninja for the Kinect. Already a huge hit on the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, the game from developer Halfbrick has players slice and dice fruit thrown at them via their devices' touchpads. Presumably, these motions would be replicated in the air with the Xbox 360's full-body motion-sensing system.
USA Today also confirmed speculation that surfaced earlier in the day that Microsoft was readying a partnership with the Walt Disney Co. for at least one Kinect game. The article confirmed the previously rumored title Kinect Disneyland Adventures, which lets players "visit a virtual Disneyland." No other details were given.
For more announcements straight from Microsoft's press conference, check back at 9:30 a.m. for GameSpot's livestream and liveblog of the event.
Fruit ninja? LOL!!!!! And people say the wii is a kids console. Wow, these new connect games are just sad.
@brian419 Umm No Kinect Sucks....Nintendo Rulz...But Hey Microsoft Tried I Suppose And DisneyLand Adventures Hows That Supposed To Work!
this is not only ms announcement...people are behaving like this is whole blog page of ms conference. i seriously wish they give sony a tough competition in mature games so that i can get an xbox as well...
Have to give Microsoft credit.They set out to steal Nintendo's thunder and that's just what they did with Kinect.
Very good game a must buy for kinect Excelent the best star wars game ever kinect star wars kinect gears of war exile if you donīt like it get a controler ... but for me kinect is the best a new mode of game must buy
Very good game a must buy for kinect Excelent the best star wars game ever if you donīt like it get a controler ... but for me kinect is the best a new mode of game must buy
Ehhhhh...not so much. I can slice fruit (ninja-style) in my kitchen, and I can ride Disneyland rides at Disneyland. You know what I can't do? Ride a dragon. Please, Microsoft, show us some Project Draco today.
People on here seem to forget that Kinect is not geared towards the "hardcore" gamer. These games seem like they will appeal to the people they are targeted for. Casuals, and the Wii crowd. Sure I'd much rather see more core games, but the way I look at it is more games released are more games to play.
@MrWhaaaat Kinect wasn't geared towards competitive gaming. The workout game plus dance central seems to be keeping my wife happy so I say I got my money's worth.
Fruit Ninja. Fruit .... Ninja? FFS. Come on Microsoft announce something new and original for 360 already! I own a 360 and it's main use is a DVD player. Gaming should be the main focus of a "games console" not all this Kinect drivel.
I feel bad for everyone that has a 360 (including myself). All I wanted from MS was some new core exclusives that we haven't seen before. Instead, we'll be told Kinect is the most awesome thing on the planet. Forza 4 and Gears 3 to a lesser extent have me interested, but would it really kill Microsoft to get some more creative stuff onboard?
I love how Xbox fanboys used to bash Nintendo for being too casual, and when Microsoft starts doing the same thing they don't mind.
Wait your bashing these games without ever looking at them? Need I remined you the fallowing games can and will be shown at E3 do not or will only have Kinect as an augmentation/Option?: Codename Kingdoms from Crytek Splinter Cell 6 Beyond good and Evil 2 Forza 4: Kinect optional/Augmentation for head tracking while you race with your controller/Wheel Gears of War Exile: XBLA game cronicling the hight of the Pendullem Wars and how Marcus got tossed in Jail during the events of E-Day Halo CE remake useing Halo Reaches game engine with 32 player MP, more of the engines power used for DX10 protocalls, and best but not least new game modes, missions, and vehicles/weapons, as well as a heavly backed rumor of Flood in Fire Fight. Fable 4: The Heros Jaurny: Kinect augmented/optional......... You can agian still play with your controller! If thats not enough for you get a life and meet a girl or somthing.......... Not everybody likes blood covered shooters, and fighting games where each time you punch a dude he slpatters blood all over the screen, or has a chick with huge nockers bouncing every 5 seconds. God if that was made into a game you would all claim it was the best game ever.
Fruit Ninja... come on! You spend the whole time swiping your thumb across the screen so I imagine flailing your arms all game on your tv will seem cool at first then it gets tiring and boring. Can you really waste time *announcing* something like this??? Or is this just going to be a time filler to make up for what is lacking elsewhere? I don't even like the 360 but I'm all for great games even if I never get to play them, but I get the feeling they're going to spend 10mins demoing this and other Kinect games, which admittedly there has been nothing since it's release, but please...
Why am I not surprised that the first news for E3 is more garbage motion sensing games aimed at children? "sigh"
this might be nice yet this is far from being hardcore game maybe if the ME3 rumor (plays better with kinect) is right that would be nice other than that dance central and kinect adventures are the only kinect games worth playing until now but again they are not hardcore.... which is a shame... maybe it is time to release the kinect SDK and pc support so we can get some innovation...
well well well looks like Wii ain't only system with kiddy crap, now is its. this is called poetic justice to Wii Bashers lol.
Im so excited that all the exlusives of xbox until now from the E3 leaks are just like average Wii crap. The only proper exclusive, 360 will get in 2011, is GOW3. So fu microsoft fu kinect and above all fu mainstream gamer.
I'm sure Fruit Ninja would be fun on the Kinect, but the reason it has so much success is because its only 59p and you can just wap it out anywhere and have a quick few minute go while your waiting for something, or something similar. The Kinect version will probably go for 15x as much (1200 MS points) and would lack the pick up and play element... I'm not 100% sure how this will go down but I won't be getting it unless there is a LOT of content added.
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