“For Xbox, games have always been at the heart of who we are: the world’s biggest blockbusters, enduring stories from the world’s best storytellers and innovative entertainment experiences that you can’t find anywhere else,” said Phil Spencer corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. “Whether it’s Kinect games like ‘Kinect Star Wars’ and ‘Kinect: Disnyeland Adventures’. or the latest installments of our most acclaimed and anticipated exclusive franchises like ‘Gears of war 3’ and ‘Halo 4’, our existing fans, and new ones alike, will find something here to delight them and their families.”
For preternatural fans, that includes magical journeys, monsters, alien battles and trips into history. Not all of the titles revealed ahead of the e# Expo will be available in 2011, but the previews are sign of some really great games to come for the Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 gaming system.
Among the titles to look forward to are:
- Fable: The Journey The next step in the Fable story occurs 5 years after the events chronicled in Fable III. Produced by Lionshead Studios and Microsoft Studios for Kinect for Xbox 360, Fable: The Journey takes players deep into the action and adventure inherent in saving Albion, this time from a mysterious and malevolent evil only hinted at in the trailer. Players will journey through a rich digital landscape int he company of Theresa, the strange seer from Fable III (how does she see anything with her eyes covered like that?) and their loyal, hardworking horse. Fable: The Journey is scheduled for release in 2012.
- Kinect Star Wars Anyone who has ever dreamed themselves aboard the Millennium Falcon, piloting an x-wing star fighter or just having a drink at the cantina in Mos Eisley will be thrilled to learn Terminal Reality and LucasArts/Microsoft Studios are bringing iconic action from many of the Star Wars films to Kinect for Xbox. Kinect Star Wars allows players to physically experience trainign and battling as a Jedi, using the Force and dueling with a lightsaber like never before!
- Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Video games aren’t just for grownups! Teacup humans can get into the act joining their favorite Sesame Street characters (Elmo, Grover, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster) and meet some new monster friends in this colorful storybook adventure from DoubleFine Productions and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. Once Upon a Monster features co-op game playing allowing kids to play by themselves, with friends or even Mom or Dad and because it’s Sesame street each chapter teaches valuable life lessons about friend, sharing and teamwork.
- Tomb Raider Ever wonder how Lara Croft became, well, Lara Croft? This new title from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix Europe lets players experience her evolution. Start where it all began as a frightened young woman armed only with raw instincts and physical ability transforms into a hardened survivor able to push beyond the limits of human endurance.
These are just a few of the many title Microsoft is showing off at this week’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. For more details (and new trailers) stay tuned to The Preternatural Post!