At E3, Ubisoft had a Questions& Answers session on the new game to be released Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012. Check out the complete Q&A below, maybe the questions you were having about this game have been addressed.
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Q&A
On which platforms will Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 be available?
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 will be available exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360®.
Who is developing the game?
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is being developed by a talented bunch of people at Ubisoft Montreal. Those same people worked on Your Shape: Fitness Evolved as well as Michael Jackson the Experience.
What can we expect from Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012?
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, launched in November 2010, is the #1 fitness game on Kinect. With consumer feedback in mind, the franchise will be back in 2012 with a revamped game structure that will make the game user-friendly and bring more of what players want to see. It will also allow them to better see their progression and find motivation in their accomplishments. As one of the most extensive fitness offerings on the market, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 will have something for everyone with more than 90 hours of activities. With everything from targeted workouts to dance classes, zen sessions, boot camp, martial arts, warm up, cool downs, jump rope, running or games, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 provides users with a very broad variety of workout opportunities. The tracking has also been pushed to the next level with brand new floor movements as well as a better feedback system where, on top of telling you what you are doing wrong, your coach will also tell you how to do it right.
How is Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 different from Your Shape: Fitness Evolved?
The new Your Shape game will feature a brand new structure allowing consumers to quickly and easily access the activities that better answer their needs. There will also be more content showcasing a wide array of workouts, classes, activities and games. With Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012, the goal is really to have the most diverse offer on the market to appeal to everyone and anyone. We’re all different and we all have varying fitness goals. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 has the answer to those many objectives with targeted workouts, dance classes, zen sessions, boot camp or martial arts, warm up, cool downs, jump rope, games and a new feature we like to call Run the World. The latter is a brand new activity that will give players the chance to do interval running in a 3D rendition of New York, Paris or London. They’ll also be able to see their friends’ progression and leverage that as a source of motivation to go further or even brag. Overall, the artistic direction will also allow for Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 to transport users from their living room into a magical and motivational location with changing backgrounds and evolving environments.
Have the tracking capabilities evolved from last year?
Your Shape will still feature its best-in class tracking. With improved synch zones, base tracking has been improved and floor exercises have been added to the list, which makes Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 the first fitness game to bring floor tracking to players. The latter will now be able to add pushups and sit ups to their favorite workouts. From a visual standpoint, tracking information will be easier to understand and won’t only provide you with details on what you’re doing wrong, but also tell you how you can improve. The advanced feedback system will also include labels showcasing the key areas on the silhouette and what players need to do.
How will the multiplayer mode work?
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 will feature an offline multiplayer mode. The mini games offering will handle the multiplayer aspect of the turn-based game play. The games will recognize up to four players and track their scores. They can choose to create their own Xbox 360 profiles if they want to, but the game can handle four players from the same profile. If signed into Xbox LIVE, you’ll be able to keep an eye on your friends’ best scores as you are playing. There’s nothing better than a little friendly competition!
Is connectivity still a key aspect of the Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 offering?
The Your Shape Center remains a central part of the Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 fitness experience. Users will be able to log onto their profiles to monitor their progress, challenge their friends and see how they rank against players from around the world using the global leaderboards. Local and global events are also available, allowing players to compete against each other or together. They can also share their achievements on Facebook or keep in shape using tools available via various mobile applications. Also, when logged on to Xbox LIVE, players will also be able to receive in-game notifications and see their friends’ progress as it happens. The Your Shape Center will continue to evolve as new content will be made available for users.
How active is the community on Your Shape Center?
Approximately a half million of Your Shape users are online and have played over 11 million routines for a total of 29 million minutes. To date, over 300 million calories have been burned worldwide, putting the community on track to reaching one billion calories burned in 2012.
How is Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 different from all the other fitness solutions on the market?
Time is a rare resource these days and fitness is usually the first thing to take the back seat when prioritizing one’s schedule. However, fitness doesn’t have to be a tedious or lengthy affair. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012’s ambition is to be a personal fitness solution that fits consumers’ very personal needs. Steering clear of glorified DVDs, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012’s improved player projection puts the player into the game allowing for an interactive and instructive experience. The feedback is tailored to you, making it that much more beneficial and accurate. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 allows for individuality and for fitness to become an integral part of one’s daily life. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is a painless and wide-ranging fitness solution where all you need, is you and a Kinect.
Who is Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 for?
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is a game that understands that not everyone is the same and that we all have different fitness objectives and goals. Yes, it’s for people who want to work out and consider fitness to be an important part of their lives. These people want to exercise, but between family and job, might not have a lot of time for it. They like the idea of working out at home, but no solutions have really satisfied their needs. Workout DVDs, with their lack of feedback, get boring really fast. The gym might be too far, too time-consuming or too expensive. As for the games available, they aren’t compelling or efficient enough.
However, the game is also for those who don’t work out and would like to potentially ease into it. Or even for people who simply want to have some active fun and unwind after a long week with a zen session or a dance class.