Microsoft has just announced that Kinect Playfit is now available from Xbox LIVE as a free download for all Xbox LIVE members in the United States. It will be launching in other Xbox LIVE regions later this week.
"Kinect PlayFit" is a new fitness dashboard that aggregates and tracks the calories you burn as you play a variety of Kinect games, from “Dance Central 2” to “Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012” to “Kinect Star Wars.”
Kinect PlayFit lets you view your personal stats over time and see leaderboards that show how you rank against Xbox LIVE members across the globe. Get credit for the calories you burn while having fun with Kinect, and earn Kinect PlayFit Achievements, Gamerscore and Avatar Awards.
A free demo for Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012, a personalized fitness game for Kinect, is now available for download via Xbox LIVE. The demo weighs in at 483.43 MB and should be available in most Xbox LIVE regions.
Content:Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (DEMO) Price: Free Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 is the personalized fitness game on Xbox Kinect that delivers serious results. With this demo, check out the intensity of Bootcamp, the engaging fun of Jumprope and the rhythms of African Dance. With over 90 hours of customizable activities, Your Shape allows you to workout your way! The state-of-the-art motion tracking technology provides enhanced feedback on your exercises, and now monitors floor movements for exercises like push-ups and sit-ups. Tailor your workout by using the in-game personal trainer, focusing on specific muscle groups or building a routine around your time limits. And tap into the Your Shape Center community to share and compete with players around the world.
With the launch of Kinect coming up next month, Microsoft have announced that they will have 17 controller free games available as part of Kinect’s launch portfolio. Read on for the complete list.
Today, the countdown to Kinect begins, as Microsoft Corp. announced the launch of a multiyear advertising campaign and revealed the complete lineup of 17 controller-free games that will transform living rooms around the world starting on Nov. 4.
With pre-orders rapidly selling out and thousands of retailers across the country opening at midnight on launch day, Kinect is set to fly off store shelves and get everyone off the couch and on their feet this holiday season.
“The very first time we saw Kinect, we knew it would be a ‘must have’ item for the holiday season,” said Richard Barry, vice president, general merchandise manager, Toys “R” Us® Inc. “There is no better place in the world to introduce innovative new products than Toys “R” Us, and we are excited about the full day of activities planned in New York City, building up to the much anticipated sale of the first Kinect sensor at our flagship store in Times Square.”
Excitement for Kinect has reached a fever pitch. Over the past four months, tens of thousands of kids and parents, seasoned gamers and newbies alike jumped into the world of controller-free entertainment on the nationwide Kinect Experience Tour. This week, Microsoft continues to fan the flames with the launch of the Kinect global ad campaign.
“The Xbox 360 team created a multiyear, integrated campaign showcasing real people at the heart of the experience,” said Mike Delman, corporate vice president of IEB global marketing, Microsoft. “Kinect puts consumers at the center of their entertainment, and our marketing efforts follow that same charter.”
A Gift for the Whole Family
For less than the price of four tickets to see “The Nutcracker” this holiday, Kinect is a gift that awakens the living room all year round with laughter, camaraderie and the simple joy of new experiences shared with family and friends. The all-in-one Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect includes the new Xbox 360 4GB console, Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures,” priced at $299.99 ERP (U.S.). Or for those who have an Xbox 360 console1 at home, the stand-alone Kinect for Xbox 360 priced at $149.99 ERP (U.S.) includes the Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures” and works with the 42 million Xbox 360 consoles currently in homes worldwide.
With 17 Kinect-enabled titles debuting in November, Kinect for Xbox 360 offers something for gamers (and nongamers) of every stripe.
Family Game Night … With a Kinect Twist
Befriend a playful tiger cub, collect treasures from around the globe or cast a spell in the wizarding world. Whether adopting a new family pet in “Kinectimals” (Frontier Developments Ltd./Microsoft Game Studios), or embarking on a wet and wild rafting trip in “Kinect Adventures” (Good Science Studio/Microsoft Game Studios), Kinect for Xbox 360 is the one gift the whole family will enjoy this holiday season.
Included with every Kinect sensor, Kinect Adventures delivers pulse-racing adventure to you and your family. Work together to complete a variety of challenges that fire up the mind and body for players of all ages and skill levels. You’ll bounce through roaring rapids, challenge obstacle courses or explore a leaky underwater laboratory.
Kinectimals (Frontier Developments Ltd./Microsoft Game Studios)
Limited collector’s editions of the “Kinectimals” game packaged with a 7” plush toy that unlocks a new animal and toy in the game will be available at select retailers. $49.99 ERP (U.S.)/$59.99 ERP (U.S.) limited collector’s edition.