Microsoft announces new Kinect titles at TGS

16 Sep 10

Microsoft has just announced five new Kinect titles at the Tokyo Game Show.

First up is Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, a mech-simulation game that revives a franchise first introduced on the original Xbox. Ironically, the original title required a proprietary peripheral with two joysticks and a whopping 40-buttons where its latest incarnation won't make use of a controller at all.

SEGA's Rise of Nightmares has also been announced for Kinect. It's a first-person title that reportedly "offers a spine-tingling horror experience that uses the innovative new controls of Kinect for Xbox 360 to give players the ultimate fright".

A seemingly more family-friendly game was announced in Haunt, in which players are encouraged to "gather friends and family to delve deep into a haunted house dripping with mystery".

Also announced is Project Draco from the director of Panzer Dragoon, Yukio Futasugi. Similar to Futasugi's former work, Project Draco is reportedly a dragon-based 3D flying shooter. "With the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 you will be able to nurture and learn to communicate with your dragon as you develop its skills and train it as a partner in combat. Then join friends on Xbox LIVE to feel the rush of flight as you take to the skies together and experience breathtaking vistas and engage in thrilling battles."

Finally comes codename D from the makers of the No More Heroes series. "You must fight for your life to survive an evil amusement park filled with twisted and eerie creatures."

Stay tuned for any incoming images and videos of these games and more as our coverage of the Tokyo Game Show continues!

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