Kinect European Release Date Revealed

Kinect European Release Date Revealed

Microsoft’s device scheduled for November 10 release in Europe. Company will also show new Kinect content at Gamescom 2010.

Microsoft has revealed that Kinect will launch in the UK on November 10 this year. The company will use Gamescom 2010 as the European premiere of its new motion control device. 15 Kinect exclusive titles will be on show, including previously unseen levels, environments and characters from Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, Kinectimals and Kinect Joyride. In addition, MTV Games and Harmonix will announce new tracks for Dance Central.

“We are bringing the Kinect experience to Europe for the first time at Gamescom because this is the biggest show in the region and we’re committed to investing in Europe and the critical role it plays in Xbox’s global success," says Chris Lewis, vice president of interactive entertainment business at Microsoft Europe. "We’re already seeing a high level of anticipation in Europe with sales of the Kinect ready Xbox 360 250GB creating an all-time record weekly market share.

“When you look at what we are bringing to the market this year, with the magic of Kinect, alongside our blockbuster line-up of games, including the biggest game for 2010, Halo: Reach, we’re confident that Xbox 360 has something for all the family and will be the gaming and entertainment console of 2010 and beyond.”