Sonic Free Riders a Kinect launch title

‘Sonic Free Riders’ was shown off at the Microsoft Press conference a few minutes ago. You might have missed it since it was only shown in the background, when showing off the launch titles.

Look at the image above, do you see it now?  Looks official now.
[Source: TSSZNews]

UPDATE: Hit the jump for the press release

Sonic Free Riders™ brings full body motion controlled fast-paced boarding action into people’s homes!

LOS ANGELES (June 14th, 2010) – SEGA Europe Ltd. & SEGA America Inc., today announced Sonic Free Riders™. Set for release Holiday 2010, Sonic Free Riders™ offers an extreme fast-paced boarding game and is developed to take full advantage of “Kinect” for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

For the first time ever in a SEGA game, full-motion body control will allow you to twist and turn your way through a range of visually stunning courses in an action-packed Sonic experience unlike any other! “Kinect’s” unique motion sensor means Sonic Free Riders™ will see family and friends controlling their fully customisable hover board or bike by twisting, turning and jumping in an exhilarating race to be the first to cross the finish line! Choosing from one of your favourite Sonic characters, or your own Avatar, you can reach out and grab a variety of pickups along the course. By throwing, shaking, or swinging your arms to launch your weapon, you can gain the competitive edge over your rivals in high octane single or multiplayer races.

“SEGA is immensely excited to be a part of Microsoft’s line up for “Kinect” for Xbox 360, the full body motion control is an innovative avenue allowing for complete immersion in the game” commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. “This is a whole new way to play as Sonic! By providing a complete level of freedom, movement and ease of play, “Kinect” for Xbox 360 and Sonic Free Riders ensures all the family can enjoy the thrill of racing as if they were actually on their hover boards.”
Sonic Free Riders™ will be available to play with “Kinect” for Xbox 360 for Holiday 2010.

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6 responses to “Sonic Free Riders a Kinect launch title

  1. Middle row, to the left of dance central: Is that another SEGA game?

  2. George says:

    Yeah, it does . Looks like the Virtua Tennis logo?

  3. Ali says:

    no it isn't, just maximize the picture and you will see it's not SEGA's logo… looks like Hudson

  4. George says:

    I got the full list of games, it is not:

    Kinect Adventures (Microsoft Game Studios)

    Kinectimals (Frontier Studio/Microsoft Game Studios)

    Kinect Joy Ride (Big Park/Microsoft Game Studios)

    Kinect Sports (Rare/Microsoft Game Studios)

    Dance Central (MTV Games)

    Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft)

    EA Sports Active 2 (EA)

    Deca Sports Freedom (Hudson)

    Dance Masters (Konami)

    Adrenalin Misfits (Konami)

    Zumba Fitness (Majesco)

    Sonic Free Riders (Sega)

    The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout (THQ)

    Motion Sports (Ubisoft)

    Game Party: In Motion (Warner Bros.)

  5. Sharky says:

    It's funny because Sonic Riders is a shit series but it might just be the best game on that list by default since all of the others are casual crap or glorified tech demos.

  6. CosmicCastaway says:

    I really enjoy the Sonic Riders games, so I'm quite interested to see how this new title will turn out.

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