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Fantastic Pets, First Augmented Reality Game for Xbox 360 Kinect Announced

Fantasy Experience Bridges Real and Virtual Worlds in March 2011.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Offering a highly interactive fantasy experience that erases the line between the virtual and real worlds, THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced Fantastic Pets(TM) on Kinect(TM) for Xbox 360(R), no controller required. The first augmented reality game for Kinect for Xbox 360, Fantastic Pets puts players on-screen where their movements and voice commands allow them to play side-by-side with a pet of their own creation. Developed by Blitz Games Studios, Fantastic Pets on Kinect for Xbox 360 is scheduled for release in March 2011.

Fantastic Pets offers an incredibly high level of interactivity, creativity and originality,” said Martin Good, Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services. “As you discover your pet’s personality and become enmeshed within the world, Fantastic Pets becomes more like a personalized adventure and less like a game.”

About Fantastic Pets

Fantastic Pets brings a world of adventure into the living room. Players start with four domestic animals - dog, cat, horse and lizard - that can be morphed into imaginative creations from mystical unicorns to ferocious dragons. Kinect for Xbox 360 technology enables players to step inside the world and onto the screen where they can play and care for their pets. Voice recognition allows players to command their pet throughout mini-games and Talent Shows to reach the professional ranks of a Pet Trainer. Players can unlock news items and activities, in addition to taking pictures of themselves and their pet to share with family and friends.

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Posted by: Redeema
Date: October 21, 2010

Categories: Xbox 360 News, Xbox 360, News

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