Adidas MiCoach now published by 505 Games following THQ kerfuffle


505 Games will finish publishing duties for Adidas MiCoach, the game at the center of a multi-million dollar lawsuit and subsequent settlement between embattled publisher THQ and the sportswear maker. The Adidas MiCoach fitness game will be completed by UK developer Chromativity for Xbox 360 and PS3, and will launch this summer.

Adidas sued publisher THQ for $10.6 million back in March over the publisher's breach of contract to deliver MiCoach 24/7 by January. The case was settled later in the month, when THQ announced it would not publish the game and that a "third party" would reimburse THQ for certain development costs and work with Adidas to bring the game to market. Turns out 505 Games was Adidas' mystery date.

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adidas' Digital Training Platform miCoach Makes Its First Foray Onto Video Game Consoles
In Time for the "Summer of Sport"

Global video games publisher 505 Games today announced that it is entering into a worldwide agreement with global sports powerhouse adidas to publish the long-awaited adidas miCoach video game. The title will be available this summer for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system

miCoach is a personal training system from adidas for athletes of all ages, gender and level. Users can develop bespoke training plans according to their chosen sporting activity, track their workout progress, get coaching feedback and see improvements.

The adidas miCoach video game brings consumers a more technical, sports-training approach than other fitness games on the console systems. Boasting full motion-controlled support and full optical body tracking with the Kinect™ for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Move for PlayStation 3, players can train alongside their sports heroes with over 400 exercises dedicated to optimising fitness levels for particular sports activities.

Unparalleled connectivity further enables the millions of people worldwide who interact with the miCoach system through mobile apps and to extend their training program into their living rooms and add their achievements in the game to their exercise regime.

The game features 18 of adidas' globally recognized athletes across six different sports including Kaka, Dwight Howard, Manuel Neuer, Jessica Ennis, Jose Mourinho, Ana Ivanovic, Will Genia and Eric Berry all of whom provide Masterclasses for their sport.

Simon Drabble, Director of miCoach business unit for adidas said, "We are very excited to be bringing the miCoach console game to market. Training alongside your own heroes is a fun and engaging way to get better for your sport or simply help you reach your fitness goals."

"Working with adidas on bringing this game to market provides a very exciting and immediate opportunity," said Tim Woodley, head of Global Brand at 505 Games. "Bringing something truly new to the sports training and fitness segment on consoles, integrating it into the wider miCoach pantheon and capitalising on a packed summer of sport in 2012 is just the start of a great relationship."

The adidas miCoach video game is being developed by UK developer Chromativity (formerly Lightning Fish Games) under exclusive license from adidas.

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