Microsoft Shares Japanese Release Plans for Kinect
Hands-free gaming device arriving on November 20 with six launch titles.
Microsoft announced today final Japanese release plans for its hands-free gaming peripheral Kinect.
The device and its initial software library will be available here on November 20, shortly after North America's November 4 release.
The base package for the peripheral is called "Kinect Sensor." Priced ¥14,800, this includes the Kinect device and a copy of Kinect Adventure!
Microsoft will also make available two hardware bundles. The ¥29,800 Xbox 360 4GB + Kinect pack includes, as the name suggests, the Kinect Sensor package and an Xbox 360 4GB unit. The ¥39,800 Xbox 360 250GB + Kinect Special Edition pack includes the Kinect Sensor unit and a 250 gigabyte Xbox 360. The Special Pack will be limited to a single production run.
Including Kinect Adventure, six titles will be available on launch day:
- Crossboard 7 (Konami): ¥5,980
- DanceEvolution (Konami): ¥5,980
- Sonic Riders (Sega): ¥6,090
- Karada de Kotaeru Atarashii Nou Tore (Namco Bandai): ¥6,279
- Kinect Sports (Microsoft): ¥5,880
- Kinect Adventure! (Microsoft): Bundled with Sensor
Of these, Atarashii Nou Tore was previously unannounced. Further details on this Namco Bandai brain training game can be found here.
Future titles include:
- 12/9 - Kinect Animals (Microsoft, ¥6,930)
- 12/9 - Your Shape Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft, ¥5,980)
- 12/16 - Deca Sporta Freedom (Hudson, 6,090)
- 2011 - Kinect Joy Ride (Microsoft, ¥5,880)
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