Microsoft has chosen the small hours of the night to announce pricing of its second Kinect bundle, which is set for launch along with the standalone and 4GB options on November 4 in the USA and November 10 across Europe. The new package throws in the 250GB slim version of the Xbox 360 to accompany the newfangled motion tracker, a spare conventional controller, and a copy of the utterly unmissable Kinect Adventures! (it has its own punctuation, it must be good). Pricing is a bit on the painful side, with Kotaku reporting a $399 figure for the US and Microsoft confirming to us a £300 sticker for this "special edition" bundle for the UK. Full press release follows after the break.
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Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect is the Ultimate Package to Jump in to Controller-Free Games, Entertainment and More
Xbox 360 250GB Console, Kinect Sensor and "Kinect Adventures" for £299.99
LONDON – 8 September 2010 - On 10 November 2010, be among the first to get Kinect for Xbox 360 with the Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, available for a limited period. This all-inclusive package includes the Xbox 360 250GB console, a Kinect sensor and "Kinect Adventures" for £299.99. Set up controller-free entertainment in your home with the glossy black 250GB console that boasts 802.11n built-in Wi-Fi, an internal removable 250GB hard drive and touch sensitive controls. Plug in the Kinect Sensor to the dedicated port on the console and load "Kinect Adventures" where you can float in outer space, experience the thrill of roaring rapids and tackle mountaintop obstacle courses. Enjoy controller-free fun with any of the more than 15 games launching with Kinect and experience new ways to enjoy your favourite entertainment.
Xbox 360 paired with Kinect has something for everyone. Play an exciting game of football in "Kinect Sports," go for the ride of your lives with the massive jumps and full-body stunts in "Kinect Joy Ride," or adopt a pet tiger cub with "Kinectimals." Get the most out of your morning workout with "Your Shape: Fitness Evolved." Your virtual trainer will help you meet your specific fitness goals by providing feedback on your form in the comfort your own living room. Gather friends for a dance party, or work on your own moves one step at a time with "Dance Central" by MTV Games and Harmonix. Spend quality time with friends and family around the world through Video Kinect*. Watch your favourite movies, TV programmes and live sports from Sky on Xbox LIVE**, all with the wave of a hand.
Kinect for Xbox 360 will take to the global stage once again at the Tokyo Game Show next week to reveal even more new controller-free games and experiences never before possible.
For more information on the Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, visit www.xbox.com. Please note that this is a special edition bundle, available while stocks last in the UK & Ireland.
*Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for Video Kinect
** Non Sky customers will require a monthly subscription