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  Kung Fu High Impact on Kinect for Xbox 360 Transforms You into a True Martial Arts Superstar
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07/26/2011
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Marina Del Rey, CA - July 26, 2011 - UTV Ignition Games today announced that it will partner with leading European publisher Black Bean Games and talented game developer Virtual Air Guitar Company to bring Kung Fu High Impact to Kinect™ for Xbox 360 ®.

The title will be available worldwide in November 2011 and will be published by Black Bean Games across the PAL territories and by UTV Ignition Games in the Americas, following the recent deal between the two companies.

"Black Bean Games is excited that our first simultaneous worldwide release will be a fresh, innovative, and terribly cool game for Kinect," said Luisa Bixio, managing director of Leader Spa, the company holding the Black Bean Games publishing label. "Today it would be impossible to replicate this game as it is on any other platform; we asked Virtual Air Guitar Company to tailor this fantastic concept to Kinect for Xbox 360, trying to achieve something unique. We believe we've got it."

Kung Fu High Impact is the first of its kind for Kinect for Xbox 360--a side-scrolling brawler that uses the peripheral's incredibly accurate body tracking technology to insert the real image of the player on screen. The gamer will be literally transported into the action, as he or she will be able to see real-life combat movements interacting with the enemies and objects on screen.

"Kinect for Xbox 360 truly allows developers to push the game-design envelope with completely new gameplay concepts that appeal to a wide variety of players, and we're elated to work with Black Bean Games and Virtual Air Guitar Company to bring this riotously enjoyable, family-friendly romp to living rooms across the Americas this fall," said Lokesh Dhar, senior vice president at UTV Ignition Games.

With a wide range of game modes to discover, a memorable story in the spirit of classic Kung-Fu films, compelling survival challenges, and a wild multiplayer mode, Kung Fu High Impact delivers pure fun as well as a challenging gaming experience to test your fighting skills and burn calories in the privacy of your living room.

"I'm extremely excited to announce Kung-Fu High Impact and the cooperation between our companies. Whether you are looking to feel epic  by smashing immediately responsive enemies through the air, brawl against your friends and family, or simply get a six-pack into the works while having fun, Kung-Fu High Impact will be ready to put you into the action," said Teemu Mäki-Patola, the CEO at Virtual Air Guitar Company.

To view and download screenshots from Kung Fu High Impact, please visit GamesPress here

About Black Bean Games

Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogame publishing arm of the Leader Group. Leveraging over 25 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a global publishing strategy of original IPs and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences for all videogame consoles and PC. The philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in two genres: Racing and Family & Lifestyle. The 2011 line-up has International appeal thanks to powerful IPs based on such prestigious licenses as National Geographic, Let's Dance with Mel B,  SBK ®2011 and the exclusive WRC World Rally Championship. For further information about Black Bean Games and its products please visit www.blackbeangames.com.

About Virtual Air Guitar Company 

Virtual Air Guitar Company is a Finnish next-generation (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC) game developer. The company was founded in 2006 by new media, computer vision and virtual reality researchers to design and develop unique social games and exergames using their patented computer vision technology. The mission is to create new kinds of games with natural interaction, original hit games for social audiences and party play. VAGC is currently a group of 16 people with a high concentration of PhD's and crazy attitude.

About UTV Ignition Games Ltd.

UTV Ignition Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of UTV Software Communication Ltd, India's only global media and entertainment conglomerate. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Marina Del Rey, California, Austin, Texas and Tokyo, Japan. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit http://www.utvignition.com

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