Xbox community figurehead Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has updated his news blog
, reminding us about the looming launch of the Xbox 360's Kinect "controller-free gaming" accessory, due to hit stores world-wide next month.
He's quick to point out that the 17-strong list of kinect compatible games due out in the first month is comparible to the number of titles that launched alongside the Xbox 360 itself, indicating that Microsoft and Xbox really are treating this as though it were the launch for their next console generation.
Here's the complete list: Kinect Adventures, Kinectimals, Game Party: In Motion, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 The Videogame, Your Shape™: Fitness Evolved, Dance Central, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout, DanceMasters, EA SPORTS Active 2, Zumba Fitness®, Kinect Sports, MotionSports, DECA SPORTS FREEDOM, Kinect Joy Ride, ADRENALIN MISFITS and SONIC FREE RIDERS.
Unfortunately for the core-gaming crowd, as you can probably tell by just reading those names it's all well and truly casual and family focused and it won't be until much later on that we'll see some actual gamer-games materialise for the platform with the likes of the Japanese developed Codename D, Project Draco and Steel Battalion.
For more details on all the Kinect launch titles, check out this extensive press release
. However be careful to note that these are all North American dates and prices and Australia are slightly behind on both accounts.
Xbox Kinect is due on Australian shelves on November 18th 2010 with an RRP of AUD$199 for the standalone kit, or RRP AUD$449 for the complete bundle that includes an Xbox 360 console with Kinect and the Kinect Adventures game.