Ubisoft officially unveils Kinect superhero fighter PowerUP Heroes

Ubisoft is finally acknowledging the development of technology to give your Xbox 360 avatar superpowers. This top-secret program, called PowerUP Heroes, will be available to the public around the world in June, turning Kinect-enabled Xbox 360s into a battleground for personal simulacra.

Players infuse their "super suits" with powers, and then face off in Kinect-controlled fights, in order to earn the right to take their opponent's suit, leaving them powerless and nude. Some of the 20 suits include the Necromancer, which gives your Avatar dominion over a skeleton army, and the Mentalist, which gives your Avatar the power to " break into their enemy's mind."%Gallery-121020%


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SAN FRANCISCO, USA – April 12th, 2011 –Today, Ubisoft announced the development of PowerUp Heroes, a full-body combat game exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. Developed by Longtail Studios, PowerUp Heroes lets players transform their avatar into a custom superhero to face off in a fight against the forces of evil. PowerUp Heroes will be available worldwide June 2011.

Leveraging the Kinect technology, PowerUpHeroes is the ultimate super power-infused full-body fighting game. Players control each move in combat by using their entire body to launch projectiles, dodge strikes and counter deadly attacks. Players can unleash super assaults on their opponents in a two-player cosmic showdown online. Additional modes include local two-player versus and four-player tournament.

Players use their unique Xbox 360 avatars to create custom playable superheroes in the game and prepare their avatar for battle by infusing their super suit with deadly powers and special abilities. After the player's character destroys an enemy in battle, they will strip them of the super suit and wield their power for their next battle. There are 20 super suits to collect including the mighty Necromancer suit which allows the player to control a horde of skeletons, and the Mentalist suit that gives the player the ability to break into their enemy's mind.


For more information for PowerUp Heroes, please visit: www.PowerUpHeroes.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.