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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) Voiced By Doctor Who - Trailer

by Rainier on March 19, 2014 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT

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?

Players will be guided on their journey by a voice that fans of the popular BBC series “Doctor Who” might recognize. For the first time ever, David Tennant, the tenth Doctor in the series, lends his voice to a video game as the narrator of “Kinect Sports Rivals.” David will talk players through the process of creating their Champion – a stylized, digital version of themselves that will be their representative in every competition against their friends, rivals, and the world.

“I’ve never done a video game before. This is a first for me,” David stated in a video interview about his voice over work for “Kinect Sports Rivals.” “Rock Climbing looks good. I quite like the slightly unsportsmanlike element where you can grab a rival’s foot and chuck him off the cliff.”


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