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Disney and Microsoft teaming up on Kinect?

Published: June 6, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Rumors are heating up that Microsoft will be announcing a new partnership with the Walt Disney theme parks, specifically to create Kinect-driven video games. Here's more.

Update from Robert: Confirmed. Microsoft Studios' Phil Spencer announced at today's Microsoft E3 press conference that the company will debut "Kinect Disneyland Adventures," a digital replica of the entire theme park, where each attraction would be a mini-game. He said that some of the rides will be experienced in the game in ways that they cannot in real life - actually flying on Peter Pan's Flight, for example. The game will be available "this holiday" - which I presume to be Nov./Dec.

From the comments, here's a YouTube look, from a gamer blog at the press conference:

Replies (13)

Domenik Jost
Writer

Published: June 6, 2011 at 7:12 PM

It's official. Microsoft just announced that it indeed is coming to XBOX 360 and Kinect. Disneyland Adventures has mini games that allow you to experience the "timeless" attractions in a new way, walk the park, and even create souvenirs to share via Kinect Share.
duncan henny

Published: June 6, 2011 at 11:16 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWBpYnaj_Ys

it looks better than the universal parks game that was on gamecube years ago

José María Sandoval

Published: June 6, 2011 at 11:15 AM

How many attractions? 12 or more?
José María Sandoval

Published: June 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM

No indiana and stars tour in this game, I think
Dominick D

Published: June 6, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Seems like a fun game. Ill ask for it this Christmas, but Im just going to call is Disney Parks Adventures, because this can be referring to any Magic Kingdom/Disneyland.
Rod Whitenack

Published: June 6, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Wow, this is a fantasy project come true! This is for all of us that can't actually go to a Disney Park as often as we'd like in real life. Bravo.
Jorge Arnoldson

Published: June 6, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Meh, it looks more like that one Gamecube game based on Universal Studios, which got very bad reviews, BTW. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Universal's parks, but the new Disneyland game looks like a repeat of it.
TH Creative
Writer

Published: June 6, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Let's add up the score, shall we?

The Jungle Cruise is the greatest attraction EVER!

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will make the Jungle Cruise the greatest movie EVER!

And now the Jungle Cruise (albeit in Disneyland) will be the greatest video game EVER?!

Hip(po), Hip(po), Hooray!

Dominick D

Published: June 6, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Aww man! I just remembered that the Universal game on Gamecube was terrible. IDK how this will turn out. BTW, Fist Bump! Thats the funniest E3 moment yet XD
Joshua Counsil

Published: June 6, 2011 at 10:09 PM

I don't know what looked lamer - the game, or the kids playing it.

Fist-pump!

Scott B

Published: June 7, 2011 at 5:41 AM

Nice, my girls will love playing this. And when they go to bed, I can pop in Gears of War III
Blake Nieman

Published: June 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Reminds me of the old NES game Adventures in the Magic Kingdom. Loved that game...

We've come a long way since 8-bit games, I'd say.

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: June 7, 2011 at 10:12 PM

On behalf of TH, I gotta ask...

In the video game, will we get to actually shoot the hippos?

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