Majesco has taken the wraps off the first full-body gesture-based game that lets players use a real basketball. The game, NBA Baller Beats, is fully licensed by the NBA and will be exclusive to the Kinect for Xbox 360. It is currently slated for release this fall.
NBA Baller Beats gets players on their feet mastering mad ball handling skills using a real basketball while playing to the beat of an eclectic soundtrack. The Xbox 360 Kinect captures every movement of both the player and the ball.
NBA Baller Beats will have players train alongside their favorite NBA franchise unlocking songs, difficulty levels and more than 100 posters and trading cards showcasing NBA players’ greatest moves. The music is your guide as you master ball-handling skills, dribbling and moves with a real basketball, with Kinect tracking your every crossover, pump fake and behind-the-back move.
In addition to a single-player mode and practice mode (called “Move School”), players can show-off in multiplayer mode and go head-to-head against up to eight players. Like a typical playground game, the highest score wins bragging rights.
The NBA Baller Beats soundtrack features a mix of music across decades and genres including hip-hop, rock and old-school classics, with tracks from Kanye West, Run DMC, Gorillaz, Them Crooked Vultures, Common, Tiesto and more.
More information about the soundtrack, as well as our first glimpse of hands-on NBA Baller Beats gameplay, will come at E3 this June. Fans will also be able to try the game exclusive basketball camps this summer.