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Wipeout: In the Zone is Out Now in North America

Posted by James Newton

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Any time a press release starts with "THE BIG BALLS ARE BACK" you know it's going to lead to great things, and such is the case today. Activision wants you to know that Wipeout: In the Zone is now available on Xbox 360 in North America, and it's sent over a trailer to illustrate the fact.

The sensor makes it possible to avoid the iconic big red balls and take on all manner of other physical obstacles, without the associated mud and physical injury normally associated with such activities.

We're putting the game through its paces and will have a full review for you shortly.


No Controller Necessary For This Crazy Fun Family Game

SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 16, 2011 — Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and ABC Entertainment Group today announced that Wipeout: In The Zone is now available on Kinect™ for Xbox 360®. Just in time for the summer season of ABC’s hit show, Wipeout: In The Zone brings the same hard-hitting fun into living rooms across America as only Kinect for Xbox 360 can.

Wipeout: In The Zone offers brand new courses that are even more extreme than before. Tons of new obstacles including the Kinect-optimized punching copycat pose boards and power pumps, plus old favorites like Big Balls and Sucker Punch, will test player’s limits in crazy and zany ways. Sure, the goal may be to complete the course but the best part will always be the over-the-top, mind blowing wipe outs!

Up to four players can participate in the fun-for-the-whole-family party mode, complete with instant replays and close-ups of the best wipe outs. When not running the course, players can wreak havoc on the participating contestant by hurling paintballs from the sideline. Players have the ability to import and play as their own Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network avatars or as one of the predesigned ones. Hilarious commentary throughout the game is provided by the always entertaining Wipeout hosts John Anderson, John Henson and Jill Wagner.

“After the success of the first Wipeout title, we are more than thrilled to be bringing another Wipeout video game to the interactive world, and this time exclusively for Kinect,” said Nicole Armstrong, Activision Publishing. “Wipeout: In The Zone utilizes technological advances in gaming to break down the living room walls and put gamers into a truly authentic recreation of thrilling television.”

Matt Kunitz, Creator and Executive Producer of Wipeout, added, "When we created Wipeout, we always felt it would make a great video game. It's exciting that the latest advances in technology allow players to physically run the Wipeout course."

“We are thrilled to be continuing our successful relationship with ABC and Activision,” said David Goldberg, Chairman of Endemol North America. “Not only is this new ‘Wipeout’ game filled with even more humor, spills and thrills, but now the entire family can play interactively with the new full motion capabilities. This game introduces a new level of excitement for ‘Wipeout’ fans of all ages to play.”

Wipeout: In The Zone on Kinect for Xbox 360 is available now for MSRP of $49.99. This game is rated “E10+” for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB. Wipeout returns for a new summer season this summer on ABC, Thursdays 8/7c. For more information, please visit

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User Comments (4)



mastodona said:

The reviews I've read gave it 1 or 2 out of 10. Apparently its by far the worst kinect game so far! Opportunity missed!



hellraiser3gr said:

The IGN review gave it a nice and big 7. I do not know what to believe! Kinectaku review this game please you are the one we trust.

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