Xbox has announced that it is inviting members of the Irish public to experience the controller-free fun of Kinect for the first time this week as part of a national roadshow ahead of its launch on 10th November. Kicking off at the National Ploughing Championship on Tuesday 21st September, Xbox invites members of the public to experience Kinect in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on Friday 24th September, Dundrum Shopping Centre on Saturday 25th September and Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords on Sunday 26th September. There is a prize people!
UPDATE: The updated list of Kinect Tour dates for the United Kingdom can be found here.
Read on to find out what this mysterious prize is.
The Kinect Experience
We are really excited about the opportunity to bring Kinect to the Irish public for the first time. Kinect for Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways, with no controller required. Over the course of the week we are giving consumers a taste of what to expect when it launches in November and build excitement ahead of Christmas.
It is a revolutionary experience as you are the controller. It uses a sensor to track your body movement and recognise your face. If you know how to move your hand or shake your hips you and your friends will be able to jump instantly into any Kinect experience. See a ball? Kick it. Scroll through a menu? Just wave your hand. Kinect responds to your body’s movement, transforming how you play, entertain, and connect with family members and friends.
- Kieran Penwill, Ireland Country Manager for Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division
During the roadshow, Xbox will be encouraging the public to have their picture taken at their display in order to be in with the chance to be the first person in Ireland to receive Kinect for Xbox 360. Everyone who takes part in the Kinect experience roadshow at the mentioned locations will be entered into a special draw ahead of the launch. The winner will receive a Kinect sensor, an Xbox 360 and a 12 month Xbox LIVE subscription.
Next month will see retailers across Ireland will taking pre-orders for Kinect for Xbox from €149.99 (ERP). In addition, a special Xbox 360 Kinect Console bundle will be available from €299.99 (ERP). This special bundle also includes – Kinect Adventures game title.
There will be 15 games available on the launch day including:
So, are you an Irish gamer and not convinced on Kinect yet? Then do try the tour, as we believe you have to experience Kinect in order to truly value it (find our Kinect hands on here).