Microsoft announce five new Kinect games

Yesterday it wasn't only the new Internet Explorer 9 that Microsoft announced but also five new Kinect games for the upcoming Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360. There had not been substantial talk of Microsoft announcing any more titles other than the original 15 titles for the hands free controller.

The five games are all from Japanese developers and will not be available immediately when Kinect launches.

The five new games are:

Codename D – Little is known about this game but it comes from the developers who made Killer 7 and No More Heroes. Engadget are reporting that they saw a character holding a flaming baseball but not much else; the gameplay is largely unknown.

Steel Battalion Heavy Armor – This game comes from Capcom and follows on from Steel Battalion, not much else is known at the moment.

Project Draco – Engadget believe this game involves riding dragons and as the game progresses more impressive dragons can be ridden. This game comes from Grouding.

Rise of Nightmares – Again, little is known about this game however it appears to be a survival horror game that Sega will be bringing to the Xbox 360.

Haunt – Another horror game which Engadget call “goofy”. This one comes from NanaOn-Sha and Masaya Matsuura.

(There is only one video trailer online at the time of publication)

Whilst not being ground breaking games, they could offer very compelling and innovative game play through Kinect and are perhaps some of the most interesting Kinect titles announced so far. However, with so little known about these games it’s difficult to form an opinion on them.

The games mark a departure from the cartoon style of the previously announced Kinect games, but they will not be available with the launch of Kinect.

Kinect goes on sale on November 4th in the US for $149.99 and November 10th around the world (for £129.99 in the UK and $199.99 in Australia).

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I was reading a review that Kinect doesnot have hardcore games, unlike Move. I think we just saw one. It said Kinect would appeal to younger audience only, because of that. They are obviouly wrong!

The only button on my 360 is the POWER button and it is my FAVORITE button. not even sony's hate site thought of THAT button xD

i dont understand this whole point about not having buttons. Won't it be possible to use the kinect to see your body language and use the controller for other commands at the same time?

Lachlan said,
i dont understand this whole point about not having buttons. Won't it be possible to use the kinect to see your body language and use the controller for other commands at the same time?

That's how most actual games will be played, yes.

Steel Battalion is the type of game that I want to see on Kinect before I buy one. Those "mini games" that I've been seeing so far have not impressed me. But I assume from the trailer that it will be a FPS title. If it works, along with a solid racing game, I'd get Kinect.

asdavis10 said,
Steel Battalion is the type of game that I want to see on Kinect before I buy one. Those "mini games" that I've been seeing so far have not impressed me. But I assume from the trailer that it will be a FPS title. If it works, along with a solid racing game, I'd get Kinect.

+1 yes exactly I always wonderd how would an FPS work with Kinect..... lets wait and see

ReDFoX2200 said,

+1 yes exactly I always wonderd how would an FPS work with Kinect..... lets wait and see

+1 I too want to wait to see how they work first. I still, after seeing the video have no clue how that would work.

ReDFoX2200 said,

+1 yes exactly I always wonderd how would an FPS work with Kinect..... lets wait and see
You hold your hands as if you were holding some sort of gun, or with one hand, like a child does when playing guns, lol. "Pow, pow!"

dogmai said,

+1 I too want to wait to see how they work first. I still, after seeing the video have no clue how that would work.

Just like the kinect "racing" games, it auto-shoots?

Faisal Islam said,
Oh Sony Oh...See the revelation. Your button thing doesn't work

Even though I do enjoy a Sony bashing topic or comment it is too early to tell how the Move (or w/e their calling it) will compare with the Kinect
just being fair lol

StaticL said,

Even though I do enjoy a Sony bashing topic or comment it is too early to tell how the Move (or w/e their calling it) will compare with the Kinect
just being fair lol
Huh? We know they both work, and they have both been reviewed that I know of... It's just the Move is the WiiMote HD, while the Kinect is completely controllerless. Consumers are not going to care that the Move is more accurate, they will see it is a black "thing" with a colored ball on top, just like the Wii, yippe! While the Kinect is completely controllerless, which will amaze a lot of people, unlike a controller.

Mr aldo said,
Huh? We know they both work, and they have both been reviewed that I know of... It's just the Move is the WiiMote HD, while the Kinect is completely controllerless. Consumers are not going to care that the Move is more accurate, they will see it is a black "thing" with a colored ball on top, just like the Wii, yippe! While the Kinect is completely controllerless, which will amaze a lot of people, unlike a controller.

Very true pretty sure the Kinect is going to be much better than the Move but who knows I haven't read on many games supporting the Move so it might come out being a success even though its doubtable.