Kinect gets a whole bunch of great games announced

Tokyo Game Show was a great place this year for Kinect announcements seeing a variety of companies announcing five new exclusive titles to hit Kinect in 2011, sadly with these new announcements not much in the way of gameplay has been shown.

codename D is Suda51's second announcement from TGS and being developed by his studio Grasshopper Manufacture, but this one sounding more like his usual style unlike Shadows of the Damned, there was a live action trailer shown on stage, and as the player you have to fight for your life to survive in an evil amusement part, it's been slated as being a hardcore action game, without swords and guns and instead more intense. And you have your body to use to unleash devastating effects to take out those trying to get you.

Project Draco which is in development by Grounding and being directed by the luminary Yukio Futatsugi, who has brought us games like the epic Panzer Dragoon games back on the Saturn, is bringing us a 3D flying shooter. The piece of concept art gives the impression of a racing game as well, which is almost what it sounds like, you nurture your dragon and develop it's skills, and you'll then also have the ability to play with friends on Xbox Live and take part in battles. Whether that means the flight is only co-operative or in an offensive sense we're not sure, but we know one thing and that is they won't disappoint.

Haunt which is being developed by the usually chirpy NanaOn-Sha are developing something that feels slightly different to our rhythm orientated games that we're so used to from Masaya Matsuura and his team. The game takes place in a haunted house where you must use your wit to unravel the secrets that lie within the house, you have to dodge traps, and outwit the ghouls and ghosts that lurk within the houses' confines.

Steel Battalion is making a comeback with a Kinect version, making a huge jump from the original Xbox and now being developed by From Software you jump into a VT and try your best to win the war as the American's in the year 2082. You can read some more on Steel Battalion on our announcement post

Rise of Nightmares which is being developed by SEGA is set to be a horror game, using your whole body to control and experience the adventure, sadly not much more information has been confirmed for this title, keeping it a mystery, however it is set to be an on-rails shooter, which at least we know SEGA are great at.

Overall the team at Gamercast are extremely happy with these new Kinect announcements, especially as they're being developed by companies that we have such high respect for, meaning some of the top names in the industry are making sure that they'll be some great games coming to Kinect in 2011, I for one cannot wait.

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Comment from: sf [Visitor]
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sf

'great games'?
are you people delirious? so far there has not been a 'great game' shown for Kinect. Not even a playable game...
Based on a bit of film without gameplay preview, I would be very hesitant to decide that these are 'great games'.

As you show absolutely no sign of criticism in your article, I'm guessing you're just using a piece of marketing text that Microsoft provided you. Very poor...

23rd September 2010 @ 13:12
Comment from: Emile [Visitor]
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Emile

OMG what a noob, haven't you seen steel bateleon it looks well awesome, and then what about harry potter omg its a shooter like gears of war with kinect support too

lulz the playstation fanboi must be upset because his move controllers are shite and he already had a wii once but sold it cuz it was lame like hell do with his playstation now XD lol

kinect = cool controller ur console and shit with r voice sounds well epic ya movenoob

23rd September 2010 @ 13:28
Comment from: Steve [Visitor]
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Steve

@sf How are you so sure that these won't be good games? You say that so far there has not been a 'great game' shown for Kinect and further add that not even playable? I suggest you do your research because there are already a range of playable titles. I have been fortunate enough to have played all the titles that Kinect has so far, and seen more behind closed doors. Before you begin to criticise the opinions and views of others I suggest you at least give the games a go first. This article simply features titles that upcoming and something to look forward too, all looking to be 'great games'. You state that they are wrong for writing positive things, but surely writing negative (criticism) things would be equally as wrong? The idea is to create a balance, and from what I take from this article is a nice positive balance.

I think you need to chill out, and give things a chance before you go around rubbishing stuff. Or maybe you just need to grow up and get over the fact that Modern Warfare isn't the best game ever and all that!

23rd September 2010 @ 15:58
Comment from: Matt [Visitor]
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Matt

Kinect has an awesome lineup of games already and it's not even out. I'm more excited for Kinect than I was for the launch of the Xbox 360.

23rd September 2010 @ 19:46