It always seemed kind of weird that Virtual Air Guitar Company's Kung-Fu Live, a game about performing real punches and kicks in front of a camera to control an on-screen representation of yourself, wasn't a Kinect game, going instead to PSN with PlayStation Eye support.

Now, the game is coming to Kinect, with a new name: Kung-Fu High Impact, and two new publishers: Ignition Entertainment in America, and Black Bean Games in PAL territories. Watch for it to be released worldwide in November, at which point it'll begin watching you.
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KUNG FU HIGH IMPACT ON KINECT FOR XBOX 360 TRANSFORMS YOU INTO A TRUE MARTIAL ARTS SUPERSTAR
Marina Del Rey, CA - July 26, 2011 - UTV Ignition Games today announced that it will partner with leading European publisher Black Bean Games and talented game developer Virtual Air Guitar Company to bring Kung Fu High Impact to Kinect™ for Xbox 360®.

The title will be available worldwide in November 2011 and will be published by Black Bean Games across the PAL territories and by UTV Ignition Games in the Americas, following the recent deal between the two companies.

"Black Bean Games is excited that our first simultaneous worldwide release will be a fresh, innovative, and terribly cool game for Kinect," said Luisa Bixio, managing director of Leader Spa, the company holding the Black Bean Games publishing label. "Today it would be impossible to replicate this game as it is on any other platform; we asked Virtual Air Guitar Company to tailor this fantastic concept to Kinect for Xbox 360, trying to achieve something unique. We believe we've got it."

Kung Fu High Impact is the first of its kind for Kinect for Xbox 360--a side-scrolling brawler that uses the peripheral's incredibly accurate body tracking technology to insert the real image of the player on screen. The gamer will be literally transported into the action, as he or she will be able to see real-life combat movements interacting with the enemies and objects on screen.

"Kinect for Xbox 360 truly allows developers to push the game-design envelope with completely new gameplay concepts that appeal to a wide variety of players, and we're elated to work with Black Bean Games and Virtual Air Guitar Company to bring this riotously enjoyable, family-friendly romp to living rooms across the Americas this fall," said Lokesh Dhar, senior vice president at UTV Ignition Games.

With a wide range of game modes to discover, a memorable story in the spirit of classic Kung-Fu films, compelling survival challenges, and a wild multiplayer mode, Kung Fu High Impact delivers pure fun as well as a challenging gaming experience to test your fighting skills and burn calories in the privacy of your living room.

"I'm extremely excited to announce Kung-Fu High Impact and the cooperation between our companies. Whether you are looking to feel epic by smashing immediately responsive enemies through the air, brawl against your friends and family, or simply get a six-pack into the works while having fun, Kung-Fu High Impact will be ready to put you into the action," said Teemu Mäki-Patola, the CEO at Virtual Air Guitar Company.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.