Xbox 360's 'NBA Baller Beats' Uses Ball for Revolutionary Kinect Gameplay

By , Updated Apr 26, 2012 04:04 PM EDT

'NBA Baller Beats,' the first-of-its kind participative basketball video game's exclusively on Kinect for the Xbox 360, has been revealed by Majesco Entertainment to be launched this fall.

Developed by HB Studios, the game gets players on their feet mastering mad ball handling skills using a real basketball while playing to the beat of an eclectic soundtrack.  Both the player and the bouncing basketballs' movements will be tracked by the Kinect motion sensor in order to bring a new gaming experience.

 "Our innovative play mechanic combined with Kinect technology puts the ball in players' hands, tracking both full-body gameplay and ball movement, so players are going to have to get up and actually play basketball to get in the game. Ballers and fans alike will love this game," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Majesco Entertainment.

Players will get to dribble the ball to the beats with music tracks from Kanye West, Run DMC, Gorillaz, Them Crooked Vultures, Common, Tiesto and more.  The Kinect technology tracks every players move across the world while fans play the game in their own living room.  

"Most sports-related motion titles have a way of feeling off - swinging a tennis racket without a tennis racket in your hand lacks the weight to make the action feel like anything more than just waving a controller. This is one way around that problem. It doesn't ask the player to pretend to dribble a basketball - it asks the player to dribble a basketball," reports Forbes.

"Showcasing the energy and dynamic elements of the NBA against the backdrop of a compelling soundtrack will be fun for fans of all ages," said Vicky Picca, Senior Vice President, Licensing & Business Affairs, NBA who is also excited to work with Majesco to provide basketball fans and gamers with a unique experience.

Players get trained alongside their favorite NBA franchise by unlocking songs, difficulty levels, and over 100 posters and trading cards showcasing NBA players' greatest moves. Players get to increase their stamina in single player mode, break it down and practice different skills in Move School mode, or play against 8 players in multiplayer  mode, with the highest scorer winning the game.    

Fans be ready to enjoy getting off the couch and raising their game with NBA Baller Beats when the game launches this summer.


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