Microsoft have officially announced, via their PlayXBLA website, the baseball-based Kinect game Home Run Stars. The game will be released on XBLA on October 26th with both Avatar FameStar and Xbox SmartGlass support.

Here’s more info from Home Run Stars’ Xbox LIVE Marketplace page:

Step up to the plate and swing for the fence in Home Run Stars, featuring Avatar Fame Star! Progress through the League mode through all three unique stadiums! Each one features a vast number of spectacular targets to aim for and earn big points. Compete with your friends in multiplayer for the highest score. Use your device supported by SmartGlass to compete in a Duel with a friend!


  • Smoking Gun Interactive Inc.
  • Microsoft Studios
  • Sports & Recreation, Kinect


  • Dolby Digital

Online features

  • Online multiplayer 2
  • Hard drive required
  • Content downloads
  • Leaderboards


Microsoft have also released some screenshots, there are a few below (click on pics for larger & less compressed images) and the rest in the gallery at the bottom:






Source: PlayXBLA, Xbox LIVE Marketplace