Our full review for Zumba Fitness on Xbox 360 Kinect has now gone live, and can be read here.
Those hoping for the announcement of more hardcore titles for Xbox 360′s motion sensing camera, Kinect, will have to wait a little longer. Today international publisher 505 Games has ”announced a November 26th release for the Zumba® Fitness interactive video game based on the successful dance fitness program that has helped melt the pounds and inches off seven-and-a-half million Zumba® enthusiasts in 105 countries. Launching first on KinectTM for Xbox 360® the Zumba® exercise game is a one-of-a-kind game that pairs Latin rhythms with red-hot international dance steps so you can have a blast as you party your way into shape, unencumbered by a controller.”
“In the Zumba® “exergame”, players can learn and perfect nine different dance styles: Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Mambo, Rumba, Flamenco and Calypso. The game features 30 different infectious music tracks and routines–some exclusive to the game–led by Zumba® creator Beto and celebrity instructors Gina Grant and Tanya Beardsley. No matter what your skill level, the Zumba® game is accessible to all with Learn the Steps training, plus Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced routines in five dynamic venues. As you hit each move in rhythm with your on-screen Zumba® instructor, the stage transforms into a high voltage party atmosphere with special effects and additional crowd dancers.”
“The Zumba® Program’s popularity has taken fitness clubs around the country by storm, so when the opportunity to work with such an exciting brand came up, we leapt at the chance,” commented Ian Howe, Managing Director, 505 Games. “We’re proud to offer something genuinely different to complement the Kinect for Xbox 360 launch line up of third party titles and can’t wait for players to try it!”
“Players can partner with a fellow dancer to try to earn the highest collective workout score or dance off against each other in Zumba® Attack multiplayer mode. Players can also log in to Xbox LIVE® and coordinate a Zumba® online class with up to eight friends. Future downloadable content will introduce new music and dance routines to keep the party going.”
Published by 505 Games, Zumba Fitness for Kinect for Xbox 360 launches November 26th. The Wii and PlayStation Move versions of the game will launch in early 2011. Kinect will be available from the 4th November in the USA, and 10th November in Europe.
We got our hands on Kinect at the Eurogamer Expo last month; site idiot Adam Radcliffe had the forsight to record his experience with Harmonix’s Kinect offering Dance Central, which you can see below: