'Kinectimals Now With Bears!' Coming This Autumn
Written Tuesday, July 26, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
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.