'Kinectimals Now With Bears!' Coming This Autumn
Written Tuesday, July 26, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Not to be used as a learning aid for your child, lest they approach a real bear hoping for a nice cuddle, 'Kinect Now With Bears!' expands upon last year's Kinectimals by adding bears to the virtual zoo previously filled with cuddly wildcat cubs.

There'll be five adventurous bears added to the game, just waiting to climb, fish and explore, but hopefully not swipe off part of your face with their paws. New guide, Bumblina will help you explore the island with your new bear cub, which you can choose from the Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Cinnamon Bear, Glacier Bear and Polar Bear alongside the Lion, Bengal Tiger, Cheetah, Leopard and Panther already in the game.

During your journey, you'll unlock a further ten animals, as you solve the Legend of Felis Aurum and the Fiddler's Quest. Once you've adopted your pet, you can then play with them as before, teaching them tricks like fetch and play activities like jump rope and juggling or hops and balancing acts.

Additionally, there'll also be collectible Kinectimals plush pals that you can buy separately to scan into the game using Microsoft Tag (mtag) technology. These include the White Tiger, Bornean Clouded Leopard, Polar Bear and a variety of others.

Kinectimals Now With Bears! will be out this autumn 2011 for an RRP of £39.99. If you already own Kinectimals, you'll be able to download the 'Bear Island' add-on via Xbox Live. Price to be confirmed. Check out six Now With Bears screens in the gallery.


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Comment #1 by ChaosPhoenix7
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 08:57:15 AM
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Considering bears are my favorite animals, this may very well convince me to buy a Kinect.

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Comment #2 by CoDyBEAR144
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:01:53 AM
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Woof! ;) Bears and cubs are right down my alley.

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Comment #3 by Fang Foom
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:13:10 AM
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The game isn't actually too bad and the graphics on this look lovely.
A guilty pleasure for sure!

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Comment #4 by sakanakami
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:18:18 AM
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I was actually thoroughly impressed with Kinectimals when I played the demo several months back. I still haven't brought myself to buy it yet, but this just may do it for me.

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Comment #5 by doomey
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:52:18 AM
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If there is a panda I will exploded with glee.

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Comment #6 by SpongebobRoundpants
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:58:46 AM
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Im almost finished with the game. Will this add more achievements to the game? I hope not.

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Comment #7 by Fang Foom
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:04:39 AM
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@5 THERE IS! Check the screens! :)

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Comment #8 by Spandex Stiffy
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:09:46 AM
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Arrgghh! The cuteness! It burns!!! My kids are going to be on this like snuggly on a bear. Please tell me the add-on won't cost too much.

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Comment #9 by Love Bandit
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:14:48 AM
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@5 and @7

There is a panda - but is it included or only available as a seperate 'plush pal' to scan in?

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Comment #10 by toonsage
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:19:55 AM
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Ahhh they so fluffy :3

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Comment #11 by Fromknecht
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:23:31 AM
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Isn't this kinda bad timing considering some hikers just got mauled in Alaska? Did nobody else notice this?

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Comment #12 by SmarmySmurf
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:28:24 AM
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New Achievements? Joystiq is saying $15 for the DLC... that's way too much for a game I only rented, but being un-100%ed will drive me crazy... ugh. So cute though...

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Comment #13 by RollaJedi
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:35:21 AM
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OMG, i pray this doesnt add achievements! I sweated all over the place to make it to 1000/1000 on this damned game

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Comment #14 by darkboy1200
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:48:22 AM
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This is adorable!

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Comment #15 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 10:58:49 AM
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So they took old game and exchanged other animals for bears and slapped $40 price tag. So can not wait to totally ignore this game^^

Fetching bear - that is something I would pay to see:-P

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Comment #16 by Smurfboy
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:04:32 AM
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Nice! I am actually planning to get that game for my son's birthday (Aug 21st). He's three years old and will going to have a lot of fun with the Kinectimals.

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Comment #17 by lindseythephotonerd
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:04:50 AM
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I just exploded with cuteness from these bears. Excited!

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Comment #18 by Baihu1983
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:31:22 AM
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My neice will explode when she sees this! Not sure if i should trade it in for the new version or just get the DLC.

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Comment #19 by StillTIPPIN187
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 11:54:26 AM
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Lol! I'll be getting this if it has achievements for sure. =]

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Comment #20 by Fang Foom
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 12:07:17 PM
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@15 it's just DLC and an edition with the DLC (like has been done with Fallout 3 and Dragon Age)


chill out and take your hating off a freakin' KIDS game thread!

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Comment #21 by sumthingchronic
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 01:02:25 PM
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if its got xtra chevos i'll borrow it off my mate again, not worth a £39.99 purchase thank you

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Comment #22 by Samurai Kadaj
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 01:43:46 PM
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Crap, if I knew this game was going to get re-released, I wouldn't have bought it back in December. I would've waited since I haven't even played it much since I bought it. Guess that's what I get for buying something while it's still new. :S

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Comment #23 by WREQUIEM
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 02:28:42 PM
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is this game like nintendogs?

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Comment #24 by HumorousObject
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 03:09:39 PM
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Lol wut. Hopefully this won't convince a 5yr old its ok to go hug a bear cub while the mother is nearby...Or just hug them in general o.O
And @#23
Kinda. Not really. Its close though

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Comment #25 by Jellybean468
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 03:23:02 PM
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Comment #26 by Waggie2K10
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 06:11:11 PM
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hehe im mature enought not to buy this when this comes out

ahh who gives a s#*t, IM BUYING IT
this looks pretty good, kinectimals was so cute and for some reason i love kinect. Cannot wait until this comes out looking for more quality time with bears this time not just cats (:

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Comment #27 by Bastado
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 08:48:05 PM
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#26... alright man, I hear you on "cute". I mean, this game is supposed to be cute. But "quality time" ... That shit made me laugh!

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Comment #28 by Coruba
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:21:33 PM
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If there are not new cheevos and no new environments, then this will be a bit lame. If its just the same adventure with some bears thrown in then I really dont get the point of a re-release.

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Comment #29 by Reckonis
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 02:19:56 AM
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They could smell the menstruation.

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Comment #30 by The Duke of Darkness
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 12:27:50 PM
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OMG now with bears i must buy kinect and this game now!! NOT

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Comment #31 by Foxxy kyle
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 07:30:18 PM
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That would be awesome, i love Pandas lol. This was originally a rent from Gamefly, but i think i might keep it. Its a fun game, and i like it a lot.

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Comment #32 by orcas800
Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 08:44:18 PM
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I love bears!!! And it is awesome that the added koalas and pandas even though they are technically not bears.

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Comment #33 by Killerchronic
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 07:56:27 AM
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@15 Did you just have a completely split personality moment? One second "can't wait to ignore" the next you will pay to see a fetching bear" which of course is gonna be in the game! lol

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