Motion-controlled rail shooter Blue Estate coming to Xbox One

HESAW, developer of the on-rails, motion-controlled shooter Blue Estate, is well aware that a Kinect is bundled in every Xbox One owner's purchase. The studio is bringing its adaptation of Viktor Kalvachev's comic book series to the gesture-friendly console, noting in a press release that they'll be using the "unprecedented accuracy and precision of Kinect" to let players rack up kill combos.

News of the Xbox One port follows last month's reveal of a PS4 version, which will be controlled with the gyroscopic abilities of the Dualshock 4 instead instead of camera-tracked hand movements.

Fans of the comics may be all set, but our own Jess Conditt wrote that the game has a "natural ability to turn sexiness into exploitation, humor into humiliation and my own enjoyment into exasperation." Beyond that, Jess' review found Blue Estate to be structurally troubled, wondering if the audience is to "forgive poor gameplay mechanics because the game is supposed to be crass."
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Blue Estate - Prologue

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Buckle up for one helluva ride!

HESAW and Focus Home Interactive are proud to present Blue Estate, the darkly funny rail shooter based on the Eisner Award-nominated Blue Estate comic books from Viktor Kalvachev. Designed from the ground up to exploit the unprecedented accuracy and precision of Kinect for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the gyroscopic featuresof the new PlayStation®4 controller, Blue Estate offers slick wit and punishing violence through a genuinely fun and intuitive control system, all set in an eye-popping technicolor mob world.

In Blue Estate, the players will play as Tony Luciano, the homicidal maniac son of LA's crime boss Don Luciano, and Clarence, a broke ex-navy seal who has been hired to clean up Tony's mess. While Tony wages war with the Sik gang in an attempt to get back his kidnapped "Helen of Troy", Clarence has to try to end that war against increasing odds.

While experiencing the smoothness of motion control in a rail shooter, using the unique motion sensor capabilities of the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One®, the player will enter a fight for his life against the most absurd and dangerous enemies, such as scar covered champions that fight-to-the-death, Tony's own hair and Chihuahuas that are too happy to see you. Players are given a series of primary and secondary weapons to help make their way through the hilariously perilous missions which will come in handy defeating the bosses who'll try to end your game and your life. But sometimes firepower isn't enough, so think before shooting and use cover to prepare your strategy, reload often, and try not to get turned into grated cheese.

A killing spree is always better when shared, and that's why Blue Estate offers the opportunity for a second player to join the fun, through a cooperative mode where every headshot counts to show who's the best trigger in da house!

More information, screenshots and videos of Blue Estate will be revealed during the coming months!

About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, the strategy games Wargame, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling Manager and Farming Simulator.

HESAW is a video game development studio established in 2012 in Paris, France.
The core team was built by six video game industry veterans united by the same values: "Quality over Quantity."
HESAW is currently developing its first project, BLUE ESTATE - The Game, based on the comic book series created by Viktor Kalvachev.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.