The Summer Olympics may be a long way away, but Michael Phelps is headed back to your living room’s TV screen as 505 Games today released Michael Phelps: Push the Limit for Xbox Kinect. Michael Phelps: Push the Limit lets players compete against one another as well as Michael Phelps himself. Virtually, of course.
Fans play in quick matches in single player or local/online multiplayer against friends or immerse themselves in the challenging and fun Career Mode where they swim their way to the podium through some of the most breathtaking locations across the world, finally facing Michael himself in the final.
The motion-tracking capability of the Kinect for Xbox 360 platform allows for realistic player input, helping re-create all elements of a swimming race. Whether it’s hyping up the crowd, achieving the perfect dive from the start, swimming at the optimum rhythm, timing the perfect turn or timing the last gasp reach to the wall, the Xbox Kinect allows the game to accurately replicate those elements using simple body and hand gestures.