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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Kinect
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.
Sega’s upcoming Kinect-only horror-themed action title Rise of Nightmares has received the preorder treatment, courtesy of GameStop. Gamers who preorder before the game’s launch date, September 6, will receive a Mini Zombie game that will interact with the Avatar on the dashboard, an exclusive Premium dashboard theme, and an exclusive 10-picture Gamer Picture pack.
Q? Entertainment’s Kinect-enabled shooter Child of Eden has hit store shelves. The Ubisoft-published release has players attempting to fend off an unknown virus from infecting Eden, “a futuristic world with an amazing mix of psychedelic visuals and vibrant sounds.” For gamers who haven’t gone the motion-controller route, the standard controller is also supported. Directed by Rez creator and producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi, fans of (surreal) shooters can pick Child of Eden up for $49.99.
The Kinect is getting a new fighter soon, courtesy of Ubisoft. PowerUp Heroes, described as “a full-body combat game,” is currently in development at Longtail Studios and scheduled to launch this June. Players will get to use their avatar as a custom superhero to fight the good fight against the forces of darkness, using their bodies to “launch projectiles, dodge strikes and counter deadly attacks.” Friends can also join in on the action in either a local two-player versus match or four-player tournament.