Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Kinect

Dance Central 2 ready to make you shake it, shake it

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Harmonix’s Dance Central 2 is now available for Kinect. The follow-up to the million-seller Dance Central features voice commands, new multiplayer modes, including the versus Dance Battle mode, and over 40 new songs from such artists as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Montell Jordan. Break It Down has also been enhanced, with voice support and a customizable practice session.

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Kinect brawler PowerUp Heroes now available for 360

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Ubisoft’s Kinect-only superhero title PowerUp Heroes is now available for the 360. The $49.99 fighter, developed by Ubisoft Quebec, turns players’ Live Avatars into mighty heroes with the ability to harness over 40 powers by wearing the super suits of defeated foes.

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Kinect Sports: Season Two demo now on Live

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Another Kinect demo has launched on Live today. Joining Dance Central 2’s is the latest demo for Kinect Sports: Season Two. Set to hit store shelves on October 25, the Kinect-only mini-game collection features events from six sports, complete with in-game voice control and full-body motion tracking. The demo includes two sports: Golf and Tennis.

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Dance Central 2 demo released, new tracks announced

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Dance Central 2 is still a week out, but Live Gold members can try shaking a rug a little early with the newly launched demo. The demo is available for a limited time, from today until the game’s release on October 25, and includes the simultaneous multiplayer Dance Battle with Free 4 All mini-game, voice command support, and revamped Break It Down mode for two tracks: Club Can’t Handle Me by Flo Rida ft. David Guetta and Bulletproof by La Roux.

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Forza Motorsport 4 makes a sharp turn onto store shelves

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Forza Motorsport 4 is now available for the 360. The Turn 10 Studios racer comes in two varieties, the standard $59.99 game-only release and the Limited Collector’s Edition for $79.99. The premium version contains three cars packs (American Muscle Car Pack, Launch Bonus Car Pack, and VIP Car Pack), VIP membership status, and additional DLC. The car packs have also launched as day-one DLC for those who grab the regular version, with the five-car Launch Bonus pack being a free download and the ten-car American Muscle pack going for 560 MS Points—both are detailed below. Forza 4 sports a new engine, new Car Clubs with Rival Mode, Kinect support, Top Gear (BBC) integration, and cars from over 80 manufacturers.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Just Dance 3 now available for 360, Wii

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Just Dance 3 is now ready for your boogying pleasure. The motion-control dancer is now available for the 360 and Wii for $39.99. The Kinect-enabled title features 40-plus tracks spanning a vast array of genres, from pop to country, four-player simultaneous play for Kinect, Just Create mode for custom routines, and four-player concurrent play for the Wii. A full track list can be found below.

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Wii News, Xbox 360 News

(Xbox 360 Review) Rise of Nightmares

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“Needless to say, another European countryside is stained with the blood of tortured tourists.”

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Rise of Nightmares is ready to freak out your 360

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Sega’s Kinect-only hack-and-slash horror title, Rise of Nightmares, is now available for the 360. The $49.99 release is said to offer “an over-the-top horror experience unlike anything you’ve played before.”

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Fruit Ninja Kinect now available on Live Arcade

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Halfbrick’s Kinect-only fruit-basher Fruit Ninja Kinect is now available on Live Arcade for 800 MS Points. Based on the popular iOS title, the 360 version adds full-body motion controls so that players can punch, kick, and jump their way through three modes of flying fruit and—of course—bombs. Up to two players will be able to compete in Classic Mode, Zen Mode, and Arcade Mode for high scores as well as new blades, backgrounds, and avatar shadows.

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Rise of Nightmares – Amazon preorder Dashboard pet announced

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Rise of Nightmares, Sega’s upcoming Kinect-only action-horror title, recently found itself the recipient of a GameStop preorder bonus program, and now it looks like Amazon is following suit. Gamers who opt to go through Amazon will receive the Jester Avatar pet. The Jester will dance around and interact with on-screen Avatars and generally just be a really creepy digital jester.

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