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Kinect Sports gets free DLC, Kinect Joy Ride content in January

Tuesday, 14th December 2010 17:10 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Microsoft has released free DLC for Kinect Sports today, and has promised no-charge content for Joy Ride at the beginning of January.

The Kinect Sports Party Pack is out now, and adds six new Mini Games, 15 new Party Play events and “three crazy mascots”.

The Joy Ride Chevrolet Car Pack is to release on January 4.

We could write stuff about these things, but Microsoft’s already done it, and we don’t want to deprive anyone of a job. Take it away, official people:

Get more out of “Kinect Sports” and “Kinect Joy Ride” just in time for Christmas
New downloadable content available at no cost makes Kinect for Xbox 360 the gift that keeps on giving

LONDON – 14 December 2010 – Thinking about putting Kinect for Xbox 360 on your Christmas shopping list? Kinect makes YOU the controller and gets friends and family off the sofa to dance, dodge, leap and kick using the whole body and voice to play – no controller required. New game add-ons for “Kinect Sports” and “Kinect Joy Ride”1 add even more fun to the popular games and Kinect platform and are available at no cost. Now you can enjoy more content and excitement with the “Kinect Sports” Party Pack available for download today and “Kinect Joy Ride” Chevrolet Car Pack available on 4th January 2011.

“Kinect Sports” and “Kinect Joy Ride” Make YOU the Controller
“Kinect Sports” lets you turn your living room into a world-class stadium, bowling alley, soccer pitch or track-and-field arena. See a ball? Kick it. Spike it. Bump it. Even give it a little topspin. “Kinect Joy Ride” is the first controller-free racing game and it combines wild kart racing with effortless fun and full-body gaming to take you and your friends on the ride of your life. You can find both “Kinect Sports” and “Kinect Joy Ride” at major retailers nationwide for R.R.P. of £39.99 each. Once you purchase the games you can receive extra content at no cost with the “Kinect Sports” Party Pack, available now, brought to you by Samsung and the “Kinect Joy Ride” Chevrolet Car Pack which will be available on 4th January 2011 through a partnership with Chevrolet.

“Kinect Sports” Party Pack
Available today, the “Kinect Sports” Party Pack lets you shake your hips and move your feet with six new Mini Games, 15 new Party Play events and three crazy mascots. Content includes:
· Six exciting new Mini Games: Shake your hips and move your feet with six brand new Mini Games.

o SuperStriker for Football lets you score as many goals as you can and avoid the boots.

o Pinvaders for Bowling lets you stop the pins before they reach the hazard zone.

o Rapid Runner for Track & Field lets you run the furthest distance before you run out of time.

o Target Smash for Table Tennis lets you smash the targets to grab the score.

o Fruit Splatter for Volleyball lets you hit the fruits while dodging the bombs.

o King of the Ring for Boxing lets you knockout as many opponents as you can.

· “Challenge” Feature allows you to track and compete with friends’ Mini Game scores.

· 15 Party Play Events: Increase the variety with new Mini Game Events and new variations of the original Mini Games you already love.

· Three new goofy mascots to use in Party Play spice up the game and include:

o Zippy Zombie

o Champion Chicken

o Sportastico

· 10 achievements worth 250G to keep you challenged.

“Kinect Joy Ride” Chevrolet Car Pack
Starting 4th January 2011, you can get a Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette and Cruze at no cost by downloading new content for “Kinect Joy Ride.” You can choose a colour for your new cars – or “paint” them using the Kinect sensor – and then take them for a spin in any of “Kinect Joy Ride’s” six game modes. You can also use the cars in online races over Xbox LIVE. The Chevrolet cars for “Kinect Joy Ride” will be able to be unlocked when you select the Chevrolet ad in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace – keep your eye out for it! You can also unlock the Chevrolet cars by visiting Xbox.com.

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  1. Moonwalker1982

    I was very skeptical about Kinect and didn’t care. But i tried it out at a friends house and i liked it alot. Kinect adventures was fun, and Dance Central is really good.

    I surely hope Ubi doesn’t mess up the MJ game, cause i might buy Kinect for it, if i have the money next year. And i can’t wait to see what the creators of Gears of war and Alan wake are gonna do for their games.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gadzooks!

    I downloaded the Kinect Sports part pack last night. It’s a nice addition to the game, and I’d like to see a couple more of this kind of expansions for it.

    Not really fussed about the new avatars but most of the new events are good, and the little improvements like friend high score challenges will up the competitive element on games nights.

    What I really want to see is the ability to set up a custom party play playlist so that my friday night regulars can pick our own set of events. Basically I just want to remove any track and field events from the playlist. The rest of the events are great.

    #2 4 years ago