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.


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.
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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