If you had any worries about whether there would be any motion gaming news coming out of E3, consider that fear abolished! Virtual Air Guitar Company Ltd. has released their official E3 trailer for Kung-Fu Live, which will be released on the PlayStation Network this Fall. Looking over the trailer, it’s nice to see that you don’t need 20 feet of space around you to perform the moves; something I think motion developers are going to have to become aware of as this technology continues to develop.
Check out the trailer below:
The trailer unveils a closer look at this project, which represents a long-time goal of ours to let gamers truly step into the world of a fast-paced fighting game using their own likeness without the need for a backdrop. The player’s motions do not equate to button-presses in our game. The full range of their body IS the controller, allowing a wild and frenetic gaming experience that challenges players to execute both real and exaggerated martial arts moves against an advanced and aggressive AI system. It’s definitely a work-out that players of all ages will enjoy, but simply flailing about in hopes of winning just won’t cut it in this game. Players need to focus on the enemies at hand – jumping, ducking, punching, and kicking each enemy to the ground until they’re the last one standing!
– Teemu Mäki-Patola, CEO of Virtual Air Guitar Company Ltd.
If you’re headed to E3, there will be a full-on body demo at their booth. Check out more information at their website.