What Games Will Kinect Launch With Next Month?

By Ishaan . October 18, 2010 . 3:02pm

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With Kinect releasing next month, Microsoft sent out a list of all the games that will be available at launch. Here’s the list, broken down by category, with prices included where available. In some cases, a game has different titles in the U.S. and Europe, so we’ve listed both:

 

Family stuff:

 

Kinect Adventures: (Good Science Studio / Microsoft) | Included with every Kinect sensor

Kinectimals: (Frontier Developments / Microsoft) | $49.99

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: (Electronic Arts) | $49.99

Game Party: In Motion (Warner Bros.) | $39.99

 

Physical stuff:

 

Dance Central: (MTV Games / Harmonix) | $49.99

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved: (Ubisoft) | $49.99

The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout: (THQ) | $49.99

EA Sports Active 2: (EA SPORTS) | $99.95 (comes w/ heart-rate monitor)

Zumba Fitness: (Majesco) | $49.99

Get Fit With Mel B: (Black Bean Games / Lightning Fish) | Europe only

DanceMasters / DanceEvolution: (Konami) | $49.99

Dance Paradise: (Mindscape / Smackdown Productions) | Europe only

 

Multiplayer stuff:

 

Kinect Sports: (Rare / Microsoft) | $49.99

MotionSports: (Ubisoft) | $49.99

Deca Sports Freedom / Sports Island Freedom: (Konami / Hudson) | $39.99

 

Racing / Action / Other:

 

Kinect Joy Ride: (Big Park/Microsoft Game Studios) | $49.99

Fighters Uncaged: (Ubisoft) | $49.99

Sonic Free Riders: (SEGA) | $49.95

Adrenalin Misfits / Crossboard 7: (Konami) | $49.99


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  • nyobzoo

    all causal games and all $50. the games are too expensive imo. All of Sony’s Move games are only $40

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aarachnid-Malik-Davolcanese/1548060424 Aarachnid Malik Davolcanese

      Right, but with the Move games, you have to buy additional remotes, or whatever they call them, for additional players.

      • Aoshi00

        That’s true too.. didn’t think of that, I did have to shell out for a 2nd controller alrdy, this is like getting a 2nd console, make that 2.. wonder when Wii HD will be out.. the complete setup for Move is more expensive, and that’s not counting a Sony 3D TV for the perfect experience.

      • NeoTechni

        3 Moves cost the same as 1 Kinect.
        And that’s 1 more player than Kinect supports.

        • Aoshi00

          What? One camera ($40), 3 navigators and 3 Move controllers ($30+50) x 3 = $280, of course not all games require the navigator, but some games in Sports Champion even needs 2 Move controllers for each player for optimal control. And that doesn’t come w/ any game unless you get the bundle. Kinect w/ Adventures is just $150 and that’s it. I got the charger (another $30) for the Move controllers as well, it was more expensive than I thought, buying them in pieces give you the illusion that they cost less, just like the Wii remote, nunchuck, and classic controllers and other add ons.

          • NeoTechni

            A lot of people already had the camera for games like Eye of Judgment. So it doesnt count. Move lets you use SIXAXIS/Dualshock3/USB HID controllers instead of a navcon, so they dont count either. 99% of PS3 owners have a controller or two. And a lot of existing games had Move support added, so a lot of people already own Move-supported games. And the charger, not required at all.

            So again, 3 Moves would cost $150.

          • Aoshi00

            Nice logic, I never owned a camera before, so I guess there’s an extra $40 I need to pluck down. Yeah, playing Killzone 3, RE5 Gold, Heavy Rain, or the upcoming games holding Move controller w/ one hand and the Dual shock 3 in another is real comfortable, sooner or later one would need to buy a navigator controller. You’re talking about the bare minimum here that would greatly diminish the “intended” Move experience, while the standard entry cost for Kinect is $150, no extra controller, navigator, or camera, they’re all built into one. A lot of people bought Eye of Judgment? I didn’t realize that.OK, so no charger. This is how much Move cost me, let me break it down for you,Sports Champion bundle (camera / game/ Move controller) $100 – separately w/o the game they would cost $90Extra move controller $50So that’s alrdy $150 for 2 players, or $140 w/ no games. If you’re talking about 3 players, that’s $50 more, $200.I’ll throw out the charger which is not required but nice to have, $30 (Kinect on the other hand plugs into power). I got the navigator which is definitely needed down the road, can’t imagine not getting tired standing and holding the Dual Shock 3 one handed for too long, $30.So the bare minimum for the whole set for “2 players” is $180 (and for Kill zone 3 that’s one guy playing gimped), or $170 w/ no games, hence more than the $150 Kinect.

          • NeoTechni

            “Nice logic”

            Says the guy who picked the bare maximum/worst case scenario?

            “Yeah, playing RE5 Gold holding Move controller w/ one hand and the Dual shock 3 in another is real comfortable”

            Still doable. There are also alternatives. Move will use $10 USB HID controllers. It’s also an option you cant just ignore.

            ” You’re talking about the bare minimum here that would greatly diminish the Move experience”

            No it wouldn’t.

            “while the standard entry cost for Kinect is $150, no extra controller, navigator, or camera, they’re all built into one.”

            Considering you counted Move’s charger, you have to count things for kinect like the $50 (yeah, $50) extension cable. You went for Move’s worst case scenario which applies to few people, you have to do the same for Kinect. That also includes changes to the room for it. Dont want to be a hypocrite.

            You’re not even comparing the same amount of players. Kinect only supports 2, max. And almost no games will require 2 moves, and almost all of them will have options for only using 1. A minority within a minority.

            Me? I cant even use Kinect. My bed occupies half my floor space, the other half, my computer desk, and the wall of that houses my massive controller and game collection. I kid you not, it’s visible here: http://sites.google.com/site/neotechni/

          • Aoshi00

            Not sure what you meant by “worst case scneario”, not everyone has a camera. You make it sound like everyone has a camera or if you don’t the camera is optional. I never buy third party controller or cable. Sure a Wii remote was $40, you could’ve gone w/ some cheaper brand for like $10 or $20.The point is for someone who does not have a camera, they need to buy one camera and two controllers, that’s already $140 no matter how you spin it, and you said 3 controllers, that’s 190. Volleyball, archery, and sword fight in Sports Champion could be played w/ one move controller, but there’s also a two handed control scheme for better response, so it’s asking one person to use two controllers, 3 people would need 6 Move controllers. The former two work rather well w/ one controller, sword fight w/ a sword and a shield is hard to play w/ just one controller.I did not count the charger, if I did, the 3 people setup would be $40 camera + 3 Move controllers ($150) + charger ($30) would be 220. I’m counting things that are not optional. The Kinect extention cable is optional, not the PS3 camera.You know, I’m not sure if Move Games even supports 3 players, since I played w/ my friend, we alrdy had to stand next to each other to calibrate and don’t have much elbow room anyway (his place was small unlike mine). Move requires just as much room as Kinect, it says 8 ft or more from the camera, so you need a spacious living room to play for good detection and swing room anyway, even more so w/ two people next to each other.. I tried it in my friend’s dorm one afternoon, the light from outside was too bright for calibration even w/ the blinds closed. yes, both Move and Kinect require lots of space to play well. When you play ping pong it’s not like Wii sports, you actually need to move left and right, step to the front and back, also Move knows how hard you swing it doing a smash instead of a flick of the wrist, so w/ two people and 8 ft in front of you minimum yes, it needs a lot of room, if you don’t Move is not for you either, not just Kinect. And if you think one never needs to buy a navigator controller for any game down the road, you’re just kidding yourself, getting a 3rd party doesn’t cost $30 but it still cost extra for each one you’re getting.

            To put it simply, this is what’s required
            360 owners — $150 kinect
            PS3 owners — $40 camera, 2x Move controllers ($100), 2x navigators ($60, or however much a third party one costs x 2)

            So saying a 3 person PS Move set up cost the same as Kinect is ridiculous, even if half of the PS3 owners have cameras and the other half don’t. I don’t believe every PS3 owners have alrdy bought eye of judgment, that sounds like the minority you’re talking about.

    • Aoshi00

      That’s very true, that’s the thing that strikes me casual games costing $50 (I thought they were listed as $60 at one point), while EyePet and Sports Champions are $40, and Time Crisis is $50. There’s no launch titles that interest me at this point, PS Move is giving me a pretty good work out alrdy, and I don’t have a sturdy floor to dance… I’m interested in the voice and motion stuff to watch Netflix though since I stream movies a lot, and there should be lots of potential for the Jpn Kinect games. Might just pick this up if Kmart has some deal again..

  • BelmontHeir

    I think it’s safe to say that anyone who spends $50 on these will be The Biggest Loser…ho ho ho.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Seems like a lot of these are aimed at tweens and women. Not that surprising, I guess.

    I heard MS blew $500m on the ad campaign for this. That’s… a lot of money. I am uncomfortable with the fact that they pared down the device itself technically (reducing cost but also function), then turning around and spending half a mil to launch the thing. :/

    • NeoTechni

      1 billion, not 500m.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        Well, even more uncomfortable then.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3WYMREBHZWTQ6MVXY2N7IGFDOE Ibr Far

    nah

    i’m not getting the move and i’m not getting this until some games that i like come out for them

  • http://shinleejin.deviantart.com/ ShinRekka

    The camera is pretty neat. I just love messing around with the 3D-ish type view when I’m bored.

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Kinect Adventures is going to be epic! Kinect Sports was fun in the E3 demo reel I saw!

    Sonic Riders would be what I would be thirdly interested in. Sonic Riders was one of my favorite of the Sonic offshoot series (Zero Gravity for the Wii was pretty awesome, Awesome theme song that played alot in the actually story mode, loved it to death, lol). Some day I will become an X-bot!

  • AdamBoy64

    Out of all those ‘games’, Sonic Free Riders looks like it could be alright.

    I’ve already invested into Move, which I’ve found fantastic.

    When Kinect gets two or three more games worth getting.. then I could see myself trying it out.

  • Slashlen

    Urge to buy Kinect…still at zero…

    • Aoshi00

      GalGun Kinect compatible, urge jumps from 0 —->100 in 0.5 sec :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UKKIGGOA4V5EIFXAD7BQQOV4 Heehee

    And that’s why video gaming is such an expensive hobby. I’m not implying that I’ll buy these games, but still… I need to get rich. Quick.

  • http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2704923 Buntar0

    Funny how SEGA is usally there with serious games for the new systems or addons when other developers are holding back.

    • Joanna

      I think that’s smart of Sega though. It’s at the start when there is less saturation and it’s easier to get your game noticed. Sure there is probably some risk involved (i.e. the add-on/system doesn’t take off), but you win some you lose some.

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