E3 News: Warner Announces Game Party: In Motion

Kinect exclusive party game on its way…

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Game Party: In Motion exclusively for the revolutionary new way to play using Kinect for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Game Party: In Motion offers players full-body motion control of in-game or Xbox 360 Avatar characters, using the motion-sensing technology of Kinect for Xbox 360 in a collection of 16 games.

Game Party: In Motion lets players engage in true-to-life motions with games appealing to people of all ability levels, ranging from sports like Hoop Shoot and Darts to arcade and party games including Rootbeer Tapper, Table Hockey and more. Players mimic the actions and gestures of real-life activities allowing them to move their arms, legs or full bodies in natural motions to control the game.

“Game Party: In Motion is a great fit with Kinect for Xbox 360, offering interactivity, full body motion and intuitive gameplay to players in a completely new way,” said Samantha Ryan, senior vice president, production and development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We’re bringing one of the most popular party game series to a platform that is tailor-made for the game’s universal appeal and pickup-and-play style.”

Game Party: In Motion offers a variety of fun activities, ensuring that anyone is able to jump in and play using the sensor to track body movements, gestures and facial expression available on Kinect for Xbox 360. The list of games includes a total of 16 classics and new favorites, including Darts, Hoop Shoot, Table Hockey, Rootbeer Tapper, and more.

Game Party: In Motion also offers several first time features for the series. Players will be able to challenge friends head-to-head online over Xbox LIVE. In addition to online gameplay, Game Party: In Motion offers integration with Facebook®, including the ability to post in-game Achievements onto the player’s Facebook Wall and set automatic notifications to Facebook friends when they have started a game. With full Xbox 360 Avatar support, players can get even closer to the game by using their own likenesses. Whether in person or online, Game Party: In Motion allows family and friends to connect, play and get the party started!

Game Party: In Motion is under development at FarSight Studios, LLP.