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North American Kinect launch window games rounded up


When you get your shiny new Kinect, what games will you get with it? Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has provided a handy guide to the full Kinect launch lineup -- including launch day games and those arriving soon after. If you wagered there would be four sports minigame collections (Kinect Sports, Deca Sports Freedom, Game Party In Motion and MotionSports), you win!

The seventeen-game lineup also includes three dancing games (Dance Central, Zumba Fitness, and DanceMasters), four exercise games (Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout, EA Sports Active 2.0, and the aforementioned Zumba Fitness), and two 'boarding games (Adrenalin Misfits and Sonic Free Riders). See the full list after the break.

Major Nelson notes that the Xbox 360 launched in North America with 18 games, just one more than Kinect is launching with -- bearing out Shane Kim's comment that Microsoft would treat the Kinect launch like a new system. Or, it would, if this list didn't count the Kinect games coming out weeks after the Kinect release date as "launch games" vs. the 360's 18-game launch day. In any case, the Kinect has a lot of choices, even if they're all within a few categories.

Kinect launch lineup (titles releasing on Kinect's launch day in bold)

  • Kinect Adventures (bundled with hardware): November 4
  • Kinectimals: November 4
  • Game Party: In Motion: November 18
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1: November 16
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved: November 4
  • Dance Central: November 4
  • The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout: November 4
  • DanceMasters: November 4
  • EA Sports Active 2: November 16
  • Zumba Fitness: November 18
  • Kinect Sports: November 4
  • MotionSports: November 4
  • Deca Sports Freedom: Holiday 2010
  • Kinect Joy Ride: November 4
  • Adrenalin Misfits: November 4
  • Fighters Uncaged: November 4
  • Sonic Free Riders: November 4

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