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Michael Phelps swimming game announced for Kinect

Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 18:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

505 Games has announced Michael Phelps – Push the Limit for Kinect on Xbox 360.

Developed by Blitz Games, Push the Limit “puts you in complete control of an up-and-coming swimmer entering the exciting and grueling world of competitive swimming in the hope of taking down Michael Phelps.”

Push the Limit lets players master swim strokes and learn other techniques that helped Michael Phelps dominate the Olympics. In Career Mode, players compete in successive tournaments and travel to different locales as they progressively enter morechallenging competitions. Eventually, players will enter the Annual Games tournament where they will go up against some of the best swimmers in the world including Michael Phelps himself.

“Push the Limit is a fun, innovative, and physical way to game that is complete with elements that will challenge serious gamers, swimmers and casual fans,” said Phelps. “I’m really excited to help bring a one-of-a-kind swimming video game to the market that is reflective of my competitive nature and passion for swimming. This definitely isn’t your typical video game; much like my training in the pool, Push the Limit is about improving and mastering every race element – from controlling your adrenaline on the block to perfectly timing your finish.

“In my world, it takes a lifetime of dedication to get one-hundredth of a second ahead, and I believe Push the Limit offers players a unique journey inside swimming that will challenge themselves as much as their in-game competitors.”

There’s a trailer for the game below, which was filmed on location at Loyola University Maryland in Phelps’ hometown of Baltimore.

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  1. Isuru86

    He looks buffed !

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    I thought that said Michael Pachter at first.

    Huge disappointment now.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. polygem

    what have we become?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. The_Red

    So the gameplay will be literally about waving hands in air or they will announce some kind of special peripheral that fills your living room with water?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4 Peripheral? …

    Bath

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The_Red

    @5
    But what if you want to play in your living room instead of bathroom :D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Len

    So a roly poly for the turn then…? ;)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. NiceFellow

    No thanks. I like Dance Central and the like but the idea of mimicking swimming rather than actually swimming is just taking it too far.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. lexph3re

    Lol a stool peripheral so you can be in a swimming position*

    * warning exccesive use of the stool may cause wear and tear. Stool only compensates swimmers 200lbs on down. Please buy a second stool for people over the weight requirement!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. back_up

    This is 360 gamers most anticipated game

    #10 4 years ago