There's no question that a number of developers are making Kinect games that appeal to gamers of all ages, particularly sports titles and cute little games that parents can play along with their kids. Well, mark up a huge win for Microsoft, as the company has just announced that it's teaming up with Disney and Pixar to release Kinect Rush for the device early next year.
This is a huge partnership between the parties, as Microsoft is working closely with both animation teams to assure that the quality of the films represented in the game doesn't waiver in the least. The game will feature playable scenarios taken from five of the teams' biggest films, including Cars, The Incredibles, Up, Ratatouille and Toy Story. (What, no Brave?!) Players will use body motions to guide their favorite characters through a number of situations, including Woody, Buzz, Lightning McQueen, and Mr. Incredible. They'll relive familiar moments from said films as well, including flying through the streets of Paris and battling the evil sentry robot that's about to bowl over a city. (We've included the trailer below for your viewing pleasure.)
The game is set to release on March 20, 2012 release, and should be priced around $49.99, a fair budget for a Disney game.
Our thoughts: Well, it's good to see that Microsoft is actually working with Disney and Pixar on bringing the game's better qualities to light, rather than just passing it off as another third-party platformer with little heart put into it. But we have to wonder about the game's overall depth. Is Microsoft merely going for the quick motion play mini-games, like the ones included in Kinect Disneyland Adventures? Or, like that game, is it looking to wrap all those together into one worthwhile experience? Guess we'll find out over the next few weeks, eh?