Adidas and 505 Games have finally released the long awaited Adidas miCoach for Kinect in Europe, the US version will be released on July 24th. As some of you already know this fitness game was involved in a lawsuit between Adidas and THQ when THQ couldn’t finish the game at which point the game was delayed indefinitely, but eventually the lawsuit was settled and Adidas signed a deal with 505 Games to publish the game and UK developer Chromativity were given the task of finishing it.
Here is the press release from Adidas and 505 Games announcing the release:
adidas AND 505 GAMES BRING miCoach TRAINING SYSTEM TO CONSOLE GAMERSDigital training platform, miCoach, from adidas breaks into retail outlets across Europe. Are you ready for the ‘Summer of Sport’?
HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, and MILTON KEYNES, UK — Global sportswear brand, adidas, and international publisher of video games, 505 Games, bring the long-awaited adidas miCoach console game to aspiring athletes on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Sony’s PlayStation®3 across Europe from today.
adidas miCoach, delivers a feature-rich, sports-specific approach to home console training systems and offers unparalleled connectivity, further enabling the millions of people worldwide who interact with the miCoach system through mobile apps and micoach.com to extend their training programme into their living rooms.
Boasting full motion-controlled support and complete optical body tracking with PlayStation®Move and the Kinect™ for Xbox 360 sensor, players can train alongside their sports heroes with over 400 exercises dedicated to optimising fitness levels for particular sports activities and add their achievements in the game to their existing miCoach exercise regime. PlayStation®3 users can also benefit from full USB heart rate monitor support for a truly complete picture of their performance.
miCoach features 18 of adidas’ globally recognised athletes across 6 different sports on-disc and via downloadable content; including Kaka, Manuel Neuer, Jessica Ennis, Ana Ivanovic, Will Genia and Ma’a Nonu for you to train side-by-side with.
In addition to training alongside players, every athlete presents a master class specific to their sport and there’s a special bonus master class from the manager of current La Liga Champions, Real Madrid’s, Jose Mourinho.
Simon Drabble, Director of miCoach business unit for adidas said: “We are very excited to be bringing the miCoach console game to market, allowing you to train alongside your own heroes in a fun and engaging way. We’re taking our successful miCoach platform and broadening its reach to an even larger audience, by combining console technology and training for sports. This supports everybody to become better athletes, regardless of their fitness level.”
Tim Woodley, Head of Global Brand at 505 Games said “It’s been fantastic to partner with such a globally recognisable brand as adidas and on as ground-breaking a product as adidas miCoach. We’ve seen athletes of all levels respond to how complete and — literally — exhaustive, the training offered by miCoach is; we can’t wait to hear how consumers benefit from adding the game to their existing training schedule”
“Bringing something truly new to the sports training and fitness segment on consoles, integrating it into the wider miCoach eco-system and capitalising on a packed summer of sport in 2012 is just the start of a great relationship.”
The miCoach game has been in development for one and half years with UK developer Chromativity (formerly Lightning Fish Games) under exclusive license from adidas.
Please visit news.adidas.com to stay up to date with the latest adidas news. For more information on miCoach visit www.micoach.com
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adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport.
About 505 Games
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include Zumba® Fitness, the Cooking Mama World series, Rugby World Cup 2011, Naughty Bear and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.
505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in Los Angeles, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners all over the world. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.
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I haven’t really taken much notice of this game before as I’m not into fitness games, but this gameplay video of a basketball mini-game looks pretty cool!:
Source: micoachgame YouTube Channel