Available at major U.S. retailers while supplies last.
“Nike+ Kinect Training” will be available for Download on Xbox LIVE Dec. 25. You can skip the post-holiday shopping crowds and download the full version of “Nike+ Kinect Training” directly to your Xbox 360. Available through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace beginning Dec. 25 for $49.99/4,000 MS points.
“Fast and Focused: 15-Minute Upper Body & Core Workout” Add-On Content Launches Dec. 26 The “Fast and Focused: Upper Body and Core Pack” is a 15-minute workout with personalized drills to target your upper body while burning calories. This add-on content integrates with your ongoing “Nike+ Kinect Training” program, adding new, challenging drills as you progress through your workout. Available through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace beginning Dec. 26 for $4.99/400 MS points.
Eight additional episodes for each title means even more interactive content and opportunities for their families to jump inside their favorite television shows and engage, interact and learn in ways only available through Kinect for Xbox 360. “Kinect Nat Geo TV” season two will be hosted by reptile expert and host of Nat Geo WILD’s “Dangerous Encounters,” Brady Barr.
Season two of “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV” will each cost $29.99 USD/2400 MS points for the eight 30-minute episodes and will be available via download when you purchase a Season’s Pass on Xbox LIVE. Individual episodes can also be purchased for $4.99 USD/400 MS points.
Content:Home Run Stars Price: 800 Microsoft Points Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Step up to the plate and swing for the fence in Home Run Stars, featuring Avatar Fame Star! Progress through the League mode through all three unique stadiums! Each one features a vast number of spectacular targets to aim for and earn big points. Compete with your friends in multiplayer for the highest score. Use your device supported by SmartGlass to compete in a Duel with a friend!
Content: Intel Discovered Price: Free Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Do you have what it takes to be a superstar? Get schooled by Chris Evans on the secrets of the action hero. Get styled and learn how to work the runway with Chanel Iman. Rock the party with Redfoo of LMFAO. Live video play puts you in the action: punch, jab, kick, jump — pose, smile — surf the crowd. Pass these celebrity tests and you’ll be slated for stardom. Share the custom movie poster of you and Evans, and your magazine cover shot, with your friends.
Content:Dance Central 3 Demo Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: The #1-selling dance franchise for Kinect™ is back with new features and an electrifying soundtrack featuring 40+ new tracks! From ‘70s disco grooves to current chart-topping dance hits, Dance Central™ 3 will have you mastering the biggest dance crazes of the past and the hottest moves of today. With brand-new, party-ready multiplayer modes, “Beginner” difficulty, and an epic Story mode, it’s the biggest dance game yet. Get ready to own the dance floor with Dance Central 3 — only on Kinect for Xbox 360
Content: Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Demo Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Exciting single player demo featuring 4 of your favourite Super Heroes from Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth.
Content:Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection Availability:Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: (This ultimate collection has two best-selling* Kinect™ games wrapped into one – putting 13 great sporting games at your fingertips. So grab your friends and compete for a personal best or jump in and out of the action in team Party Mode! Anyone can play in these controller-free, full-body sports games. With your body as the controller, nothing comes between you and the action! *Best-selling based on U.S. sales as of March 2012, reported by the NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service.
Content: Harry Potter for Kinect Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Experience Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before in the all-new Harry Potter for Kinect video game exclusively on KINECT™ for Xbox 360®. Using KINECT capability, scan your face to create a wizard avatar that looks like you – and then play with that avatar in the game.
Today we are announcing a new price for Kinect. The new permanently reduced price will be US $109.99 in US. There will be also a permanently reduced price in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions where Kinect is sold. Additionally, on October 4, the Kinect sensor will be available for a permanently reduced price in Australia and New Zealand.
The final retail price will vary in each region based on the currency and other variables
Kinect Sesame Street TV and Kinect Nat Geo TV will be US $29.99 each and available Sept 18th. Some additional information about the two-way interactive programming from the press release we sent out today:
With these all new 2-way TV experiences from Kinect for Xbox 360, your child can now jump inside his or her favorite television shows and engage, interact and learn like never before. “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV” will each cost $29.99 USD/2400 MS points for eight 30-minute episodes and will be available at your local retailers and also via download when you purchase a Season’s Pass on Xbox LIVE. Individual episodes can also be purchased for $4.99 USD/400 MS points
I wanted to give you a heads up that Kinect PlayFit launched today on Xbox LIVE as a free download for all Xbox LIVE members in the US. It will be launching outside the US later this week.
Here are the details from the press notice we sent out today:
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.
Kinect PlayFit inspires an active and healthy lifestyle through fun and play:
First of Its Kind – This is the first ever fitness tracking application on a video game console.
Social Motivation – Kinect PlayFit keeps it social with activity challenges, rankings on leaderboards and integration with the Xbox LIVE community to break a sweat together.
Survey Says – According to a recent survey*nearly 75 percent of respondents believe that video games should include a component that encourages physical activity. Also, 70 percent said that physically active video games can complement or supplement traditional exercise.
As noted above, it is launching in the US today and will launch in other regions later this week.
As part of a new dashboard feature that launched today in the US called ‘Kinect Central’ - the Xbox LIVE Arcade title ‘Haunt’ will be FREE for a limited time! This promotion runs in the US from Tuesday, June 26th through Monday, July 2nd and can only be accessed on the new ‘Kinect Central’ homepage on your dashboard. So head on over and get your free game.
Today, I’m happy to announce that we’re expanding the pilot to all U.S. Best Buy stores and select GameStop locations later this month. This next phase of the pilot program will be limited in terms of both timing and the number of units available—we’re excited to forge new ground and explore a new retail model for Xbox 360, but also want to emphasize that this is a pilot period for the program.
Call your local Best Buy, GameStop or Microsoft Store if you’d like more information about how and where to purchase.
The next time you sign into Xbox LIVE while playing Skyrim, you’ll be prompted for a mandatory title update. This title update brings Kinect support to Skyim. Adding a new dimension to Skyrim’s gameplay, the Kinect for Xbox 360 integration offers Voice Commands throughout the game including Dragon Shouts, Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands, and all Menus (Items, Magic, Map, Barter, Container, Favorites, and Skills). With Voice Commands, quickly create and load saves during gameplay and access menus and inventories. Skyrim’s Kinect for Xbox 360 Support also adds new functionality including special map functions, additional hotkey options, and the ability to sort inventory items by name, weight, and value. A full list of English commands in PDF format can be found here.