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Xbox One is released worldwide in 13 countries this Friday, November 22nd, along with 23 day one launch games and 1 game, Peggle 2,  confirmed to be launching within a month, plus the trial game Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason. Of those games 12 are exclusives and 22 are confirmed to support Kinect 2 in some way, from full body tracking motion controls to voice commands and even heart rate monitoring!

UPDATE

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, NBA 2K14 and NBA LIVE 14 have been confirmed to support Kinect 2 with voice commands so have been added to the list and Need For Speed: Rivals’ Kinect 2 support has been confirmed to be voice commands too.

Here are all the confirmed Kinect 2 supported Xbox One launch games listed alphabetically along with their Kinect 2 features where known, you can click on each game’s pic for all related news including videos and screenshots:

 ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS

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OVERVIEW

Angry Birds Star Wars marries the fantastic spirit, legendary characters and classic imagery of Star Wars™ with the accessibly engaging design and energetic gameplay of Angry Birds™, thrusting players into a captivating, light-hearted adventure saga, featuring inventive challenges, tantalizing Force powers and a wealth of familiar faces and places. Twenty exclusive, newly created levels join the over 200 stages already available from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars. This latest version brings the flock to the fight with the introduction of cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and galactic bragging rights. Moreover, this expansive edition exploits the unique capabilities of each game system to deliver a distinctive experience tailored specifically to each platform, including sharp and colourful, high-definition visuals, achievements and leader boards. Angry Birds Star Wars on Xbox One also allows for automatic video capture and online sharing, while adding all the benefits of the system’s improved Kinect for Xbox One functionality. The Xbox One iteration of Angry Birds Star Wars also includes unique, timed challenges that deliver fresh trials for players well after the game’s launch.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional FULL KINECT 2 CONTROLS: Intuitive gesture and motion controls, as well as voice command support.

ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG

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OVERVIEW

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 feature(s?): Minor Kinect 2 feature or features that are currently unknown as Ubisoft say it’s a surprise.

 

BATTLEFIELD 4

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OVERVIEW

Only in Battlefield™ can players go through a building instead of around it or eject from a jet and take out the enemy mid-free fall. Those incredible gameplay moments that blur the line between game and glory can only be created by players, and occur only in Battlefield 4, a genre-defining action blockbuster launching in Fall 2013. Powered by the advanced technology of DICE’s proprietary Frostbite™ 3 engine, Battlefield 4 offers players a glimpse into the future of interactive entertainment – a future that is more human, dramatic and believable than anything before it. With more than 65 million players worldwide, the Battlefield series has consistently been praised by critics for its world-class multiplayer gameplay, and is recognized as the only game that allows players to own land, sea and air.

Battlefield 4 is a seminal moment for the Battlefield series as more award-winning, multiplayer game design elements are incorporated into the single-player campaign. In single-player, gamers will experience huge environments, a playground of destruction, access to an arsenal of vehicles and the ability to direct squad mates. Taking a page from the social aspect of multiplayer gaming, the single-player mode will now track players’ progress, adding an element of persistence and friendly competition to the campaign.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 controls: Head tracking to look around while in vehicles, body tracking for leaning e.g. leaning to peek out from behind cover and voice commands. All possible while seated.

 

CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS

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OVERVIEW

Outnumbered and outgunned, but not outmatched. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Ghosts, an extraordinary step forward for one of the largest entertainment franchises of all-time. This new chapter in the Call of Duty® franchise features a fresh dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive.

Fuelling this all new Call of Duty universe, the franchise’s ambitious new, next-gen engine delivers stunning levels of immersion and performance all while maintaining the speed and fluidity of 60 frames-per-second.

Ten years after a devastating mass event, the nation’s borders and the balance of global power have been redrawn forever. As what’s left of the nation’s Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as “Ghosts” leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: Only some voice commands have been confirmed so far.

 

CRIMSON DRAGON (XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE)

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OVERVIEW

“Crimson Dragon” can be played as a single or co-op shooter and it takes place on a recently colonized planet populated by dragons. Decide among six unique dragon species, with more than 90 skills, and take flight as you battle for control of the skies. In addition, dragons can be leveled up by obtaining food during various missions.

Several generations have passed since the human colonists of Planet Draco lost contact with Earth, and they have reached an uneasy truce with the native dragons. Now they face the return of an old threat, a colossal destroyer known as the White Phantom.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 controls: There’s some confusion over Crimson Dragon’s Kinect 2 support. At E3 the game’s Director, Yukio Futatsugi, said that although they had added the option to play the whole game with just a joypad there was still the option to play the game with full Kinect 2 controls. But recently there have been previews claiming that Kinect 2 is only (and optionally) used for some movements and voice commands such as giving commands to dragon wingmen. That could of course just be 1 control scheme you can choose and personally I’m hoping that the final game will have 3 modes, Kinect only mode, hybrid mode which is what recent previewers have played and joypad only mode. All will be revealed when Crimson Dragon is released on Xbox One’s launch day.

 

DEAD RISING 3 (XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE)

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OVERVIEW

Available exclusively for Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3” is the third installment in the celebrated franchise and introduces a blockbuster open-world action game that will define a new generation of zombie-slaying mayhem. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, “Dead Rising 3” delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you fight for survival in a massive open world teeming with thousands of undead.

Set 10 years after the events of “Dead Rising 2,” “Dead Rising 3” takes place in the vast city of Los Perdidos amid a nationwide zombie outbreak that’s on the brink of decimating mankind. The story follows Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past who must find a way to escape a city full of thousands of bloodthirsty zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city and everyone in it off the map. But Nick can’t do it alone — he must join up with other survivors to stay alive and fight their way out before it’s too late.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 controls & features: Some motion control during grapples where you can shake off, push away and even punch zombies in the face! It also features voice recognition that enables you to not only give commands to survivors but also distract zombies and call in air strikes!!

 

FIFA 14 (Available for FREE for European Xbox One pre-orders.)

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OVERVIEW

Innovations to the franchise’s award-winnin* gameplay will make FIFA 14 the complete matchday experience, introducing features that inspire fans to build play through midfield, dictate the tempo of a match and create rewarding opportunities. Great football matches are achieved through measured build up and incredible finishing. A new feature in FIFA 14 called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating.

Fuelled by EA SPORTS IGNITE, FIFA 14 will feel alive with players who think, move, and behave like world-class players, and dynamic living stadiums. Players have four times the decision making ability and feel alive with human-like reactions, anticipation, and instincts. With 10 times more animation depth and detail than previous consoles, FIFA 14 delivers the dynamic movements and biomechanics of the world’s best athletes. Players are agile and athletic as they plant, pivot and cut, and explode out of each step. The increased fidelity has a game-changing effect on gameplay.  Plus, for the first time ever, fans will feel the electricity of a living stadium as the emotions of new 3D crowds rise and fall around the stories on the pitch. Craft your FIFA Ultimate Team with a mix of legendary players—including Pelé—competing alongside today’s stars. Fans of the beautiful game have long dreamt of fantasy lineups featuring the legends of the past and the superstars of today. Those dreams are now a reality with football legends coming to the ever popular FIFA Ultimate Team mode, only on Xbox 360® and Xbox One®.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: Voice commands.

 

FIGHTER WITHIN (XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE)

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OVERVIEW

Fighter Within delivers on the long awaited motion fighting promise, inviting players to prove their fighting skills and sharpen their plan of attack in order to beat their opponents. Fighter Within lets players throw punches, kicks, counters and combos in the most immersive, brutal and liberating fighting experience yet.

Fighter Within delivers real-time wounds, sweat and facial impacts in order to propel players into the fight. With its impressive movement tracking, varied attack moves and the thrill of competing against friends, Fighter Within re-envisions the climactic fighting experience for a new generation of players.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Mandatory FULL KINECT 2 CONTROLS: Full body tracking motion controls for a combination of 1:1 and gesture-based moves.

FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 (XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE)

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OVERVIEW

“Forza Motorsport 5” is a cinematic automotive journey starring the world’s greatest cars and tracks. Built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox One and the vast power of the cloud, no game better delivers the wide-eyed thrill of racing.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: Head tracking and voice commands.

 

 

 

JUST DANCE 2014

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OVERVIEW

Just Dance 2014 features more than 40 new tracks, ranging from chart-topping Billboard hits to classic dance party tracks. Whether it’s pop, Hip-Hop, rock, R&B or funk, there is something for everyone.

World Dance Floor and On Stage Mode represent some of the most notable upgrades in the game. World Dance Floor is Just Dance’s first-ever online multiplayer mode. Players join a virtual crew – made up of real-life friends or other Just Dance fans – and compete based on different themes. Players can also track their standing on global leader boards, check out stats about other players around the world, and see community updates. On Stage Mode lets a player own the spotlight by dancing the “starring” role in a song, leading two back-up dancers and even singing along if they want.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Mandatory FULL KINECT 2 CONTROLS: Full body tracking for dancing and voice recognition for singing and voice commands.

 

KILLER INSTINCT (XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE)

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OVERVIEW

The legendary fighting game franchise is back with next-generation visuals, over-the-top action, a wild cast of combatants, rocking reactive music, and C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS! Choose from amongst a wild cast of combatants each with fluid animations, unique combat tactics, and flashy special attacks. Utilize an open-ended combo system to rack up huge combos as your opponent looks for openings to break you and turn the tides of battle. Go online and test yourself against players from all over the world, or brush up on your combat skills in detailed tutorials.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: NO known Kinect 2 support during gameplay but Kinect 2 does recognise who is holding which joypad and can automatically configure the game’s settings to your preferences and display your favourite character first on the character select screen.

 

KINECT SPORTS RIVALS: PRESEASON (XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE)

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OVERVIEW

Preseason fun. Starting on Nov. 22, Xbox One’s launch day, you can download a free trial experience of “Kinect Sports Rivals’” wake racing, unlock exclusive in-game rewards and get ahead of the competition before the full game launches in spring 2014. You can get information on upcoming challenges, rewards, and Xbox One news in the “Kinect Sports Rivals” Hub, also available to download starting on Nov. 22.

“Kinect Sports Rivals” is the next generation of the best-selling Kinect franchise, “Kinect Sports,” that brings your favorite sports back in re-imagined ways, and delivers new sports and events made possible only with Xbox One’s revolutionary technology. “Kinect Sports Rivals” puts you in the game like never before, tracks your movements and expressions with incredible accuracy, and offers never-ending competition with your friends and rivals.

The all-new Kinect instantly scans and creates a stylized digital version of you, your Champion, then drops your virtual athlete into the ever-evolving world of “Kinect Sports Rivals.” Compete in a world full of competitors on one of three global teams, each with its own philosophy and playing style. As you enter into competitions with players from around the world, Xbox One uses the power of the Cloud to create an always-evolving experience that responds to how you, the champion of the game, play.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Mandatory FULL KINECT 2 CONTROLS: Full body tracking motion controls, body & facial scanning for stylised character creation and voice commands:

  • Get in the game. “Kinect Sports Rivals” puts you in the game like never before by scanning you and stylizing an on-screen “super” version of you — a Champion you — that looks like you, learns to act like you, and competes like you against your friends, even when you’re not around, using Xbox One Living Games technology.
  • All new tech. The all-new Kinect sensor for Xbox One offers three times more fidelity and 10 times more power than its predecessor. The new Kinect fidelity and precise tracking of not only limbs, but fingers and hands, creates the most nuanced and responsive gameplay ever. You can play a variety of ways including full body, partial body and seated experiences. With “Kinect Sports Rivals,” skill is important, precision is rewarded and small movements make big impacts.

 

LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES

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OVERVIEW

In LEGO  Marvel Super Heroes, players take on the role of their favorite Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk, as they assemble to battle against some of the most menacing Marvel Super Villains, including dastardly Doctor Octopus, the ghastly Green Goblin, the ruthless Red Skull, the vicious Venom, Thor’s vexing brother, Loki, as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus.  Players will unlock more than 100 playable characters, including Mystique, Elektra, Mandarin, Silver Samurai, Malekith, Aldrich Killain or Super-Skrull.  Players can also choose from a plethora of magnificent bonus hero characters, such as the heroic Guardians of the Galaxy, the Punisher, Captain Britain, Squirrel Girl and Deadpool.

Among the featured characters included in the game is Stan “The Man” Lee himself. Players will be able to rescue him from perilous predicaments and unlock him as a super-powered playable character.  And for the first time in a LEGO game, players can clobber and smash bricks harder than ever before with super-sized LEGO big figures like Colossus, Lizard, Juggernaut, Blob, Red Hulk, Iron Man’s Hulkbuster Armor, Rhino, the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing and more.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: Voice commands.

 

MADDEN NFL 25

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OVERVIEW

Madden NFL 25 celebrates the 25th Anniversary of EA Sport’s American football franchise. Madden NFL 25 unleashes the power, precision, and creativity of the NFL running-back. Whether you’re a slashing tailback, dual-threat QB, or ball-hawking safety, unleash thirty new moves and string together devastating combos with the all-new precision modifier in Madden NFL 25.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: Voice commands.

 

NBA 2K14

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OVERVIEW

NBA 2K13 was a monstrous release for the world’s #1 NBA video game franchise, with more than 38 Sports Game of the Year and “Best Of” mentions. NBA 2K14 will raise the bar yet again, providing the best basketball gaming experience for legions of sports fans and gamers around the world. NBA 2K14 on Xbox One is a whole new unique experience with brand new exclusive features that are only possible thanks to the power of next generation consoles.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: Voice commands.

 

NBA LIVE 14

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OVERVIEW

Powered by the EA SPORTS IGNITE engine, NBA LIVE 14 will deliver the ultimate on-the-court control. Utilizing its new BounceTek technology, NBA LIVE 14 will introduce a revolutionary new, physics-based dribbling system. Whether it’s Ricky Rubio’s crossover or Kyrie Irving’s devastating between the legs dribble, one-on-one matchups take on a whole new meaning by putting the creativity and control at the core of every move.

By utilizing the same data used by all 30 NBA teams, more than 70 unique statistics and tendencies will fuel every single player on the court. From the way they move, to the way they play, to the decisions they make, NBA LIVE player will evolve throughout the season with updates from every NBA game within one hour of a game’s final buzzer. Gamers will now have a new experience every time they pick-up the controller.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: Voice commands.

 

NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS

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OVERVIEW

In Need for Speed Rivals, gamers play as either a cop or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences. As a racer, the goal is to become infamous for taking risks behind the wheel and capturing your most intense escapes on video for the world to see. The more cops players evade, the more Speed Points they collect, enabling them to unlock new cars and items. Keep raising the stakes race after race to become an ever-more valuable target to the cops – but risk losing it all if busted. As a cop, players work together as part of a team in pursuit of racers, earning prominence and rising in the ranks of the Police Force with every bust. Achieving higher ranks unlocks new police only cars and more powerful pursuit tech.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 features: Voice commands.

 

PEGGLE 2 (XBOX ONE TIMED EXCLUSIVE)

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Please note that Peggle 2 has been slightly delayed so won’t be a day one launch game but will be available within a month of launch so I have still counted it as a launch game.

OVERVIEW

Peggle 2 propels players to the peg-popping paradise of the original while delivering a host of new features and functionality. Peggle 2 offers all-new levels, new and improved power-ups, fantastic multiplayer modes, gesture controls with Kinect for Xbox One, the ability to customize the “Peggle Masters” who host the game, and much more.
Just as in the classic original, Peggle 2 combines elements of pinball, pachinko and billiards and adds liberal doses of whimsy, fun, excitement and challenge – not to mention rainbows and a fifth of Beethoven.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 controls: Possibly full Kinect 2 controls. When I contacted PopCap Games and asked them if Peggle 2 had full Kinect 2 controls they replied with the following statement:

at this time we’re only able to confirm that Peggle 2 will indeed include Kinect 2 support; we’re not yet providing specific details…

So fingers crossed that it will have full controls!

 

RYSE: SON OF ROME (XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE)

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OVERVIEW

Developed exclusively for Xbox One by renowned studio Crytek, “Ryse: Son of Rome” is an immersive action-adventure story of struggle, brutality and heroism. It follows a fearless Roman soldier named Marius Titus who joins the army to avenge the slaying of his family and emerges as a hero who must fight to save the Roman Empire.

“Ryse: Son of Rome” presents a cinematic re-creation of the Roman Empire, its people, conflicts and landscapes in breathtaking detail that represents the graphical benchmark for the next console generation. It brings the brutality and intensity of Roman warfare to life in visceral detail, thrusting you into the chaos of close-quarters combat, where the emotion on the enemy’s face can be seen and felt.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 controls: As we all know Ryse used to have full Kinect controls when it was being developed for the Xbox 360 but since moving to the Xbox One Crytek decided to change it into a joypad based game with the only Kinect 2 features being voice commands:

Kinect integration and battle formations

Command legions using the all-new, high-fidelity Kinect. With the power of your voice you can command your surrounding units in battle in a strategic way to help defeat your foes, fire pilums or arrows, or block incoming attacks.

 

XBOX FITNESS (XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVE & FREE 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION!)

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OVERVIEW

Introducing the future of fitness. Xbox Fitness is an online service that takes the world’s best fitness videos and makes them interactive with the power of Xbox One. Xbox Fitness makes working out fun with smart recommendations, challenges, performance history, rewards and achievements to keep you motivated.

Best-in-class fitness content with an extensive library of videos from Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, P90X, Insanity, 10 Minute Solution, Mossa and more, you could do a new workout every week for a year.

Challenges help you push yourself to work harder and stay motivated. Xbox Fitness tracks your performance history and awards you a Fit Points score for every exercise you do, allowing it to surface fun challenges where you can take on your previous scores, challenge your friends to beat your performance and compare with the Xbox Fitness community.

Xbox Fitness Pass gives you unlimited access to the world’s best workouts for free with your Xbox Live Gold membership through December 2014, only on Xbox One.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Mandatory FULL KINECT 2 CONTROLS: Full body tracking, muscle mapping & heart rate monitoring (plus most likely voice recognition for at least menus no doubt):

Instant feedback. Xbox Fitness personalizes your workout with high-tech features only possible through the magic of Kinect for Xbox One. Kinect is so advanced, it not only reads the distribution of your weight and the explosiveness of your movements, but it also provides an analysis of the areas of the body you are working.

  • Heart Rate Monitor: Detects micro-fluctuations in your skin to estimate your heart rate, absolutely touch free, from two to 10 feet away
  • Muscle Mapping: Sees which muscles are most engaged by the power, force and transfer of weight in your body and gives you tips to produce stronger results
  • Energy Meter: Tracks the quality of your performance by measuring your balance, tempo and form

 

ZOO TYCOON (XBOX EXCLUSIVE)

(It will also be available for Xbox 360 but its only Kinect support is voice commands.)

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OVERVIEW

The wildly popular “Zoo Tycoon” series gets fully reimagined and is set to crank up the excitement, challenge and fun of building the ultimate zoo. Easy to start and to play, “Zoo Tycoon” on Xbox One gets you up close and interacting with the animals and zoo, offering intuitive controls and fun tutorials that are enjoyable for players of all ages. Create your own unique zoo layouts, adopt and care for animals, and manage your zoo with up to four of your friends on Xbox Live!  You can also participate in large scale community-wide animal conservation efforts in the game that effect real-world efforts. Play smart because animals and guests will react to your creative choices and ultimately decide your chances to become a “Zoo Tycoon.”

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Optional Kinect 2 controls & features: Interact with the animals via motion controls, facial expression tracking and voice recognition. Plus the game features support for voice commands and in-game Skype chat. (Slightly confusing as I thought the Xbox One allowed you to use Skype while playing any game anyway? Maybe it’s more integrated somehow?)

 

ZUMBA FITNESS: WORLD PARTY

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Zumba® Fitness World Party  invites you to escape on a global fitness journey to exotic locations including Hawaii, Brazil and India—set to 40+ new high-energy routines and more than 30 international dance styles. Players can immerse themselves in an exhilarating at-home workout packed with fitness features to maximize results, while jamming out to a world-class soundtrack highlighted by Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Daddy Yankee and Zumba originals. Additional new features include the World Tour mode and an incredible visual presentation that parallels a real-life experience on location alongside Zumba’s celebrity instructors.

KINECT 2 FEATURES

Mandatory FULL KINECT 2 CONTROLS: Full body tracking for dance workouts.