Considering buying a Kinect for the express purpose of entering the techno-organic wonderland of Child of Eden
? Microsoft has just made that process about $50 easier, by bundling a download code for the game with specially marked Kinect sensors. According to Major Nelson
, the new bundle will be priced identically to the current $150 Kinect package, will still include Kinect Adventures
, and will be released in "limited quantities." You can get it in any region except Japan, because Child of Eden
has yet to be released there.
From a consumer perspective, this is a fantastic
deal, allowing easy and cheap access to what is most certainly the best Kinect game. From Microsoft's perspective, it seems a bit weird to use a game that didn't exactly light up retail
as an incentive. Maybe it realized that more people need to play this.