A new motion-controlled sports game has hit retail today, this time with a wintry theme. The game, called Winter Stars, is available today for the Xbox 360 Kinect, PlayStation Move and Nintendo Wii. The Wii version requires the Wii Balance Board.
Winter Stars includes 11 different winter sports, which is almost twice the number of games included in most sports games for the motion-based systems. It also includes online multiplayer for up to four players, offline multiplayer for same-screen play, and a story mode that spans 18 different environments.
The playable sports in Winter Stars are snowmobiling, bobsledding, downhill skiing, figure skating, biathlon, free ride skiing, snowboard cross, ski jumping, paraskiing, curling and short-track. The game’s Career Mode has players using their experience points to personalize and upgrade their character with winter gear and equipment such as new snowboards and upgraded bobsleds. Its Family Mode, meanwhile, has adjustments that allow players of all ages and skill levels to compete on a level playing field.