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E3 10: Project Natal called Kinect, games revealed

7:45 PM on 06.13.2010 // Matthew Razak

I literally have no idea what is going on here, but it seems that USA Today is writing from the future. The Project Natal event hasn't even occurred yet, but they have all the information written up in a nice story like it already has. We trust them, so let's run with it.

Its' called Kinect. Part of that rumor I posted ten seconds ago (gotta love E3) seems to be true. The post reveals little more information on the subject, possibly because their time machine didn't let them hear sound or something. According to them there is still no price set and all the other information that they have on Natal Kinect itself was known before the event (the one that hasn't occurred yet).

They also list a few games landing for the system. You can check them out after the break.

Update: Here's a closer look at the new hardware.

Kinectimals lets you train and play with 20 different virtual cats, including a lion, cheetah and tiger.

Joyride, a racing game, lets players use their hands to hold an imaginary steering wheel — pull your hands toward you and push back out for an acceleration boost — and their bodies to execute jumps and tricks.

Kinect Sports has six activities including boxing, bowling, beach volleyball, track and field, soccer and table tennis. To serve a volleyball, you mimic the real motion; in soccer, you can kick the ball or do a header.

Kinect Adventures includes a river-raft time trial and obstacle course, playable by up to four players. On the raft, playing as a duo, you and a partner must lean one way or another to steer. Jumping helps the raft reach special areas for extra points.

Dance Central, in development by MTV Games, brings a So You Think You Can Dance experience home.

Star Wars characters and iconic Disney favorites will be featured in separate new games being developed at Microsoft in conjunction with LucasArts and Disney.



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