Natal is Dead, Long Live Kinect! – Updated

Who knows how long it will actually live, or whether it will be worth it’s somewhat large(rumored) price tag of $150, but Natal’s new name has been made official and it is Kinect. It will be available this coming November and a list of the games under development is under the cut.

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.

via EpicBattleAxe

Update: Here is the full list of 15 Launch Titles for the Kinect, many of which were shown earlier.

  • Kinect Adventures (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Kinectimals (Frontier Studio/Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Kinect Joy Ride (Big Park/Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Kinect Sports (Rare/Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Dance Central (MTV Games)
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft)
  • EA Sports Active 2 (EA)
  • Deca Sports Freedom (Hudson)
  • Dance Masters (Konami)
  • Adrenalin Misfits (Konami)
  • Zumba Fitness (Majesco)
  • Sonic Free Riders (Sega)
  • The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout (THQ)
  • Motion Sports (Ubisoft)
  • Game Party: In Motion (Warner Bros.)

via Kotaku

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