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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) Kicks Off a World Championship

by Rainier on March 24, 2014 @ 12:58 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?

Fans can register today, and the championship starts when the game launches, on April 8. To sweeten the deal, the grand prize is $10,000 in cash and a trip of a lifetime for two to one of four amazing destinations – a water sports adventure in Bora Bora, walking the Great Wall of China, trekking to Machu Picchu or skiing the Swiss Alps.

Prove yourself as the Kinect Sports Rivals World Champion at the San Diego Comic Con finals and win the grand prize of ten thousand dollars cash and a trip of a lifetime.

  1. Register for Championship
  2. Play Kinect Sports Rivals
  3. Compete until June 3, 2014 in Bowling, Climbing & Wake Racing to achieve the top leaderboard ranking in all three sports for the semi-finals
  4. Semi-Finalists from participating countries compete live in San Diego for the Grand Prize in an elimination style Championship Tournament
  5. Good luck!

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