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Kinect Sports Rivals

Platform(s): Xbox One
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Rare
Release Date: April 8, 2014 (US), April 11, 2014 (EU)

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'Kinect Sports Rivals' (XOne) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2014 @ 1:14 p.m. PST

Kinect Sports Rivals brings your favorite sports back in re-imagined ways, and delivers new sports and events made possible only with Kinect.

“Kinect Sports Rivals” is built entirely from the ground up to take advantage of all that Xbox One has to offer to create a more tailored and immersive experience than was never possible before. For the first time in motion-based games, subtle movements and timing are tracked with precision – now every move you make matters and every decision is critical to secure your victory. Additionally, players have an all new way to get in the game with Champions, a stylized on-screen version of themselves that participates in each of the challenges and continues to compete with friends, even if the player isn’t there.

To take the competition to the next level, “Kinect Sports Rivals” is bringing a new level of depth to the game with the introduction of teams and captains. For the first time in franchise history, players will choose one of three epic teams, each with a unique identity, ethos, and equipment attributes that can prove valuable in competition. Each team will also provide players with gameplay tips and motivation, and will join in certain challenges to take on rivals. Led by Vargu, the members of Wolf Clan are island natives with a primal and uninhibited nature and a culture that prizes excellence. Eagle Legion is a loyal and honorable group that, under the leadership of Blake, have formalized the various events on this island and defeated countless teams in the process. Finally, Viper Network, led by Zara, is the newest addition to the island, bringing with it a crafty and ambitious drive coupled with a corporate sponsorship. Each of these teams will issue unique challenges and invite players to join their team. It’s YOU versus the world. Which team will you choose?

Key Features:

  • Get in the game. “Kinect Sports Rivals” puts you in the game like never before by scanning you and stylizing an on-screen version of you — a super you, a champion you — that looks like you, learns to act like you, and competes like you against your friends, even when you’re not around, using Xbox One Living Games technology.
  • All new tech. The all-new Kinect sensor for Xbox One offers three times more fidelity and 10 times more power than its predecessor. The new Kinect fidelity and precise tracking of not only limbs, but fingers and hands, creates the most nuanced and responsive gameplay ever. You can play a variety of ways including full body, partial body and seated experiences. With “Kinect Sports Rivals,” skill is important, precision is rewarded and small movements make big impacts.
  • A never-ending richer story. Your champion is challenged in a world full of competitors on one of three global teams, each with its own philosophy and playing style. Making the most of Xbox One’s always ready technology, “Kinect Sports Rivals” is an always-evolving experience that responds to how you, the champion of the game, play. No two players will ever have the same game experience with “Kinect Sports Rivals,” and the story and competition never has to end.
  • A whole new rivalry. “Kinect Sports Rivals”’s next generation social matchmaking pits you against other champions within your social sphere and/or skill level. “Kinect Sports Rivals”’s sophisticated matchmaking prompts you to compete with champions of matched or slightly higher skill level to ensure you continue to advance in the game. With Xbox One Living Games technology, the game learns how you and your friends compete, creating an ever-evolving network of rivals in the cloud so there is always someone “real” to compete with, not an artificial AI character. Now you never have to wait for someone else to get online. This is truly YOU versus the world.
  • New sports and experiences. “Kinect Sports Rivals” brings your favorite sports back in re-imagined ways, and delivers new sports, made possible only with the all-new re-engineered Kinect for Xbox One. Sports include soccer, climbing, wake race, target shooting, tennis and bowling.
  • Earn fame and glory. Multiple sports, events and online tournaments means there is always a new competition to enter. Every victory you have adds to your skill and fame level. Progressively master sporting events by levelling up, gaining fame and unlocking rewards.

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