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Kinect Sports Rivals launches 8 April

13 Feb 14

Microsoft and Rare have announced that “Kinect Sports Rivals” will be available exclusively on Xbox One from 8 April, 2014 in  New Zealand.

Whether fans are looking to tackle the new sports – climbing, wake racing and target shooting – or experience the re-imagined fan favorites – soccer, tennis and bowling – the new Kinect is expected to deliver next-gen motion sports gameplay.

“Kinect Sports Rivals” is the first title to take full advantage of all the Xbox One capabilities, including the new Kinect sensor and Xbox Live, and is rendered 1080p HD. “Kinect Sports Rivals” is built entirely from the ground up to take advantage of all that Xbox One has to offer.

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. Players will choose one of three  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?

Check out the video below and tell us your thoughts.