Sonic Free Riders on board for Kinect launch day

Sega announced the release date for its Kinect-exclusive animal snowboarding game Sonic Free Riders: November 4, the same day that the Kinect device launches in North America. That's right, you'll be able to use your body as a controller to make Sonic fall down a mountain on day one.

"Kinect's unique motion sensor means Sonic Free Riders will see family and friends controlling their favorite Sonic characters and their fully customizable hover boards or bikes," Sega's announcement notes, "by twisting, turning and jumping in an exhilarating race to be the first to cross the finish line!" It will see you, and it will judge you.
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SEGA of America is proud to announce the release date for its Kinect-exclusive Sonic Free Riders action racing game. The game will be available on November 4 in North America.

Sonic Free Riders is the third game in the successful Riders franchise and offers an extreme fast-paced boarding game, developed to take full advantage of Kinect's unique control opportunities. For the first time ever in a SEGA game, full-motion body control will allow players to race through a range of visually stunning courses in an action-packed Sonic experience unlike any other! Kinect's unique motion sensor means Sonic Free Riders will see family and friends controlling their favorite Sonic characters and their fully customizable hover boards or bikes by twisting, turning and jumping in an exhilarating race to be the first to cross the finish line!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.