Friday, November 30, 2012
'Red Bull Crashed Ice' releases trailer
By Jon Robinson
Ever dreamed of ice skating your way through the city streets at speeds of up to 40 mph? Red Bull and Microsoft are teaming up to give you that chance, at least virtually, thanks to the power of Xbox Kinect.
Dropping on Friday on the Xbox Live Arcade for 400 Microsoft Points, “Red Bull Crashed Ice Kinect” mirrors the crazy real-life competitive circuit of the extreme sport known to fans as the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship. The game, which was developed by Bongfish (the studio behind “Stoked”), pits up to two gamers on ice, battling it out at break-neck speeds as they attempt to skate, jum, and maneuver their way to the top of the leaderboard.
Using Kinect, you’ll need to clear some room, as players actually build speed by swinging their arms, not to mention the fact that you’ll need to lean into curves and leap over obstacles in your path (try not to trip over the coffee table).
The game features five tracks from around the world, complete with some insane ramps that enable you to pull off some pretty cool tricks. Luckily, you don’t need to bust out a backflip in your living room to pull one off in the game. Kinect isn’t that realistic yet.