Microsoft, National Geographic and Sesame Workshop have released the 2nd seasons of their interactive “2-way TV” shows Kinect Nat Geo TV and Kinect Sesame Street TV. Season 2 of each show are available on the Xbox 360 for download only on Xbox LIVE and each costs 2400 MSP for 8 episodes (30 minutes each) or 400 MSP for each individual episode.

You can watch a Kinect TV trailer above and find out more info about both Kinect Nat Geo TV and Kinect Sesame Street TV in the fact sheets below:

KINECT NAT GEO TV

“Kinect Nat Geo TV” blends world-renowned Nat Geo WILD TV programs with intuitive Kinect for Xbox 360 technology, transporting children and their families to animal habitats around the world to inspire a sense of wonder and excitement about nature. Through the magic of “reach in and explore” interactivity on Kinect, kids do more than just watch television — they will engage, play and learn using their full bodies, gestures and voices, completely controller-free

With “Kinect Nat Geo TV” season two, your family can now explore the planet’s  most interesting reptiles with Brady Barr, host of Nat Geo’s “Dangerous Encounters”, or the rugged beauty of the American wilderness with Casey Anderson, host of Nat Geo’s “America the Wild,” in season one.

Develop naturalist skills, learn about the environment and get to know your favorite wild animals and reptiles. Each 30-minute TV episode includes:

  • Visual cues on the screen to highlight  the interactive “sidetrack” activities for
  • Viewers to jump in and explore with the host.
  • “Go WILD” role-play games where families discover the natural world together as “Kinect Nat Geo TV” turns living rooms into forests and transforms kids into animals or reptiles.
  • Access to archived episodes of Nat Geo WILD TV programs through Kinect.*

“Kinect Nat Geo TV” is just one of the new 2-way TV experiences available for Kinect that provide children and families with entirely new ways to learn through play.

Publisher:    Microsoft Studios
Developer:    Relentless Software
Format**:    Season Two: Available via download only on Xbox LIVE
Season One: Available at your local retailer on DVD (£29.99 ERP) or via download on Xbox LIVE
ESRB Rating:     PEGI 7+
Pricing:     2400 Microsoft points (for eight 30-minute episodes); or 400 MS points per episode (season one and season two)
Availability:    Available now

*Game and Kinect sold separately. Xbox LIVE (free) membership and broadband Internet access required; service fees apply. Archived episodes sold separately.
** Please note that you will need to download the free “Kinect Nat Geo TV” app from the Xbox LIVE App marketplace in order to access and download episodes.

The information contained in this fact sheet relates to a pre-release product that may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when it is first commercially released. This fact sheet is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft Corp. makes no warranties, express or implied, with regard to the fact sheet or the information contained in it.

 

KINECT SESAME STREET TV

“Kinect Sesame Street TV” invites children into an interactive TV experiences where they not only watch their favourite Sesame Street episodes, but also engage with beloved characters including Big Bird, Grover, Oscar and more. The magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 transforms passive viewing into active participation, encouraging children to use their gestures voices and bodies to interact with educational content on the screen, completely controller-free.

Children will help Sesame Street characters with tasks, play in their world and learn together.  Using content from actual episodes, “Kinect Sesame Street TV” brings to life enriching activities – from jumping like a frog with Elmo, learning letters with Cookie Monster to counting with Grover – and visual and physical interactions between your child and their favourite Sesame characters. With new content created exclusively for Kinect and access to thousands of classic clips from the Sesame Street archive*, learning has never been so much fun.

“Kinect Sesame  Street TV” is just one of the new 2-way TV experiences available for Kinect for Xbox 360 that provide children with entirely new ways to learn through play.

Publisher:    Microsoft Studios
Developer:    Microsoft Studios – Soho Productions
Format**:    Season Two: Available via download only on Xbox LIVE
Season One: Available at your local retailer on DVD (£29.99 ERP) or via download on Xbox LIVE
ESRB Rating:    PEGI 3+
Pricing:     2400 MS points (for eight 30-minute episodes); or 400 MS points per episode (season one and season two)
Availability:    Available now

*Game and Kinect sold separately. Xbox LIVE (free) membership and broadband Internet access required; service fees apply. Archived episodes sold separately.

** Please note that you will need to download the free “Kinect Nat Geo TV” app from the Xbox LIVE App marketplace in order to access and download episodes.

The information contained in this fact sheet relates to a pre-release product that may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when it is first commercially released. This fact sheet is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft Corp. makes no warranties, express or implied, with regard to the fact sheet or the information contained in it.

 

Kinect Nat Geo TV Screenshots

 

Kinect Sesame Street TV Screenshots

 

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