Here's the 17 Games Available for US Kinect Users in November
Posted by James Newton
Not all available at launch
How do you define a launch game? Our definition would be something like "a game available to purchase on the same day new hardware is released", but Microsoft's playing fast-and-loose with the definition with the new phrase "launch portfolio". Major Nelson revealed the 17 titles that will launch for Kinect in November, but didn't provide specific dates for each game.
Microsoft will launch four titles alongside Kinect: family-friendly pack-in Kinect Adventures, cutesy pet trainer Kinectimals, sports compilation Kinect Sports and Kinect Joyride, a racing game originally headed to Xbox Live Arcade.
Third-party support comes from THQ, Ubisoft, Sega, Warner Bros., Electronic Arts and more, with almost every major publisher represented in the initial line-up.
The roster is dominated by the sports, fitness and dance genres: four sporting compilations, four exercise titles and a pair of dedicated dance games make up more than half the entire line-up.
The full list is below, complete with prices so you can start to plan your purchases immediately.
Kinect Adventures (Good Science Studio/Microsoft Game Studios) included with every Kinect sensor
Kinectimals (Frontier Developments Ltd./Microsoft Game Studios) $49.99 ERP (U.S.)/$59.99 ERP (U.S.) limited collector’s edition. Limited collector’s editions of the “Kinectimals” game packaged with a 7” plush toy that unlocks a new animal and toy in the game will be available at select retailers.
Game Party: In Motion (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) $39.99 ERP (U.S.)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 The Videogame (Electronic Arts/EA Bright Light), 49.99 ERP (U.S.)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
Dance Central (MTV Games/Harmonix), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout (THQ), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
DanceMasters (Konami), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
EA SPORTS Active 2 (EA SPORTS), $99.95 ERP (U.S.) (Includes Heart Rate Monitor)
Zumba Fitness (Majesco), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
Kinect Sports (Rare/Microsoft Game Studios) $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
MotionSports (Ubisoft), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
DECA SPORTS FREEDOM (Hudson Entertainment)
Kinect Joy Ride (Big Park/Microsoft Game Studios), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
ADRENALIN MISFITS (Konami), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
Fighters Uncaged (Ubisoft), $49.99 ERP (U.S.)
SONIC FREE RIDERS (SEGA) $49.95 ERP (U.S.)