Kinect Disneyland Adventures, one of a trio of upcoming games for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console system using the hands-free Kinect controller, plays out more like a virtual visit to the Magic Kingdom— except you can fly.
Disney and Microsoft plan to announce the games today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Players will get to walk into a virtual Disneyland, visit the castles and other landmarks and meet Disney characters. “Everything is replicated to a fine level of detail,” says Disney’s Adam Sussman. “You can meet and greet and take pictures (with characters) and get on a ride.”
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On one ride to be demonstrated at E3, the Peter Pan Neverland ride, players take dizzying flights along with Peter Pan over the skies of London to Neverland and to Captain Hook’s pirate ship to engage him in a sword fight. Disneyland Adventures is “something that’s incredibly innovative and unique,” Sussman says. “Something very different than (consumers) have ever experienced before on a gaming system.”