Microsoft just made it a little tougher justifying not having a Kinect. Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, everyone’s favorite gaming-dad-guy announced yesterday that a code to download Child of Eden would join Kinect Adventures! (their exclamation point, not mine) in the Microsoft Kinect bundle. That means for $150, you’ll get two games along with your motion-sensing peripheral.
Hryb writes that the bundle “will start appearing in stores next week in all Xbox LIVE regions (except Japan since Child of Eden has not been released there). This bundle will be available in limited quantities and while supplies last so be sure to look for the special packaging above to make sure you’re getting Child of Eden!”
The Ubisoft title is one of those crazy music-acid-trip-shooter games, and it actually looks like it’d make pretty great use of the Kinect. And with titles like Twisted Pixel’s The Gunstringer and Capcom’s Steel Battalion on the way, more and more games are going to be taking good advantage of the gaming add-on.
Think of it kind of like the 3DS, but bigger, and for your TV. When it first came out, it was a neat toy that you couldn’t do a whole lot with. But as time goes on, it’s going to become a much more interesting and enjoyable gaming experience.
I have a feeling I’ll be a Kinect owner next week…
If you want to check out what playing Child of Eden might be like, take a gander at the trailer below:
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Via Major Nelson