Project Natal Is Now ‘Kinect’ & New 360 On The Way

- 06-14-10Videogames Posted by Thomas Landry

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Uh oh, just like what happened to Sony when the PSP Go was revealed at last years E3, some one turned the switch on to an ad to reveal Microsoft’s E3 surprise.

A few hours before the Cirque du Soleil/Natal event, a certain Italian web site released an ad which showed the above “slim” 360. The new 360 will have a 250 GB HDD, built in Wi-Fi, and compatible with Kinect. Which is now the new official name of Microsoft‘s motion control camera, Project Natal. This is pretty much all that’s known with the console but we did get quite the info of the upcoming Kinect.

Just as everyone wished for since the announcement of Natal, people will be able to interact with the NXE dashboard in a Minority Report style motion. As far as games goes, there are Kinectic Sports, which will be the collection of sports mini-games. Joyride will be a racing game while Dance Central, made by Rock Band’s Harmonix, is a dance rhythm game.  Kinectic Adventures will have you go through river rafting while Kinectimals will have you train animals. There will also be a Star Wars and a Disney game coming out as well.

Seeing how this is suppose to extend the 360′s console life, has Microsoft done what it needs to do so? What do ya’ll think? Is Microsoft being too ambitious with the whole motion camera idea or is this what the 360 needed to get an even larger audience?

Source: Giant Bomb, Game Informer

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