Ubisoft takes Kinect to Self Defense Training Camp


If you're ever attacked by invisible interlopers in your living room, you'll be prepared to deal with them, if you've practiced with Ubisoft's latest Kinect invention. Self Defense Training Camp is a Kinect-based exercise game that "combines fitness workouts and self-defense drills into four primary categories critical to successful self-protection: technique, stamina, composure and reflexes." It's guided by a "real-life self-defense coach" and offers instantaneous feedback on player performance.

Should martial arts-inspired fitness training and "meditative" exercises be what you'd like to do with your Kinect, Xbox, and bubble of empty living room space, you can check it out November 8.%Gallery-135826%
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UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING CAMP EXCLUSIVELY FOR KINECT FOR Xbox 360

SAN FRANCISCO - October 4, 2011 - Today Ubisoft® announced product details for Self-Defense Training Camp exclusively for Kinect™ for Xbox 360®. The first video game of its kind, Self-Defense Training Camp helps players develop the self-confidence they need to react more efficiently when facing troublesome situations, and allows players to discover ways of protecting themselves from various forms of physical assault. Self-Defense Training Camp is set to release in North America on November 8.

Self-Defense Training Camp combines fitness workouts and self-defense drills into four primary categories critical to successful self-protection: technique, stamina, composure and reflexes. Kinect's innovative tracking technology provides players with immediate feedback on their movements, helping to make the basics of self-defense easy regardless of the player's skill level. These self-defense techniques are taught by an experienced, real-life self-defense coach.

Players will get in shape as they learn new skills with fitness routines inspired by both kickboxing and martial arts. They will also improve their reflexes with a collection of fun mini-games. To help players sharpen their minds as well as their bodies, Self-Defense Training Camp also incorporates meditative forms of exercise helping users learn how to remain calm and composed in stressful situations.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.