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I’ve been anxiously awaiting for Kung-Fu Live to finally hit the PlayStation Store. After the hectic holidays and my PS3 issue .. I finally got my hands on this unique PlayStation Eye motion game.
The PlayStation Eye has been around since October 2007 and it took this long to come out with a killer PlayStation Eye motion game. It was worth the wait too!
It’s also a great workout believe it or not. I was sore for a couple days after. Sadly I didn’t gain any new Kung Fu powers that I could use in the real world …. yet. Mwhahahaha.
The guys over at Virtual Air Guitar Company use FreeMotion Technology to track your movements, remove the background and place you right inside the game. It’s quite an experience to see yourself moving inside of a game world. It’s fun to watch your friends and family try it for the first time. They all picked it up really quickly too.
Kung-Fu Live, a title a lot of us here have been looking forward to, will soon be available on the PSN. Come December 7th, the title will be available on the PlayStation Store for $14.99. With that said, the game, of course, needs the PlayStation Eye, but you will still need a DS3/Sixaxis to go through the menus (and 4 friends can control some of the “bad guys”, too, with the controllers).
Recommended play space is a 7′ x 9′ area (so yeah, you will definitely need a bit of workspace). As you can see from the trailer, the game allows you to star in comic book-style cutscenes as well. With that, you can also download screenshots of those onto the PS3 as well, to share with friends and family if you so choose.
Here’s an interview discussing the game. They confirm that the price will be $14.99 in the video, as well as a possible release date between late October and November. This game keeps looking better and better. The boss battle they show at the end is actually very interesting. The one thing we haven’t really been able to see up to this point was more of the storyline, but I guess some things should be left a surprise . Even though I’m a big guy, I think this game would be something I’d play often. Especially to embarrass myself in front of family and friends!
This is the type of game Sony should have been pushing on the Eye since it came out. Not a little card game. One thing I’m glad to see, though, is that they’re pushing their secondary accessories MUCH better than in the past.
Here are some of the special attacks you can do in Kung-Fu: Live.
- Power Punch: Rush left or right horizontally with devastating speed and force.
- Time Stop: Slow down the speed of time to allow for multiple precise attacks.
- Lighting Attack: Shock your opponents with brutal electricity
- Ground Pound: Slam into the cement with the player’s fist to send shockwaves to all of the enemies.
A very cool and unique feature is the ability to have a 5 person party brawl! Four people can pick up a controller to fight as the Dragon Gang against the person playing live on camera! More details on this closer to the games release.
Then some details about a boss fight. You get to fight against 4-story tall characters called the “Gatekeepers”.
In order to take down the giants, the player had to utilize all of his special moves and attacks, while also platforming all across the giant arena, even ‘flying’ into the air using updrafts in the canyon by holding their arms out to lift them up.
Kung-Fu LIVE fuses players into a world of pulp action-comics with accurate real-time motion and image scanning, letting fans step into the fight like never before. Using the PlayStation®Eye, Virtual Air Guitar Company’s patented Freemotion® technology has helped to create the first controller-free PlayStation®Move fighting game of its kind that challenges players to survive using a limitless array of martial arts and acrobatic moves using their own bodies. With enormous interactive environments, a roster of impossible-made-possible power moves, and unique multiplayer components, Kung-Fu LIVE ensures that your Bruce Lee moments will be full of awesomeness!
Gamescom Demonstration Recap:
‘THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE’ – Set in the majestic dojo on ‘Goji Lake’, a mysterious ‘White Warrior’ prepares the player for combat by putting them to the test launching deadly flying kicks, incredibly fast punches, and magically cloning herself to attack the player from three different directions.
‘DRAGON ATTACK’ – The player is cornered in a back alley brawl with a group of thugs known as the ‘C-Street Dragon Gang.’ This is the player’s first opportunity to put some of their skills to the test, utilizing any move they have in their body’s own arsenal. In addition to that, the player can unleash their superhuman powers on the Dragons like the ‘Power Punch’ (rushing left and right horizontally with devastating speed and force), Time Stop (slowing down the speed of time to allow for multiple precise attacks), Lighting Attack (shocking their opponents with brutal electricity), and Ground Pound (slamming into the cement with the player’s fist to send shockwaves to all of the enemies.)
In this section, players also had the opportunity to pick up a controller to fight AS the Dragon Gang AGAINST the fighter playing live on camera. This is a first for a full-body motion game, and in the final release, players can use up to four controllers against one fighter in an all-out 5 person party brawl. This innovative feature will be demonstrated in more depth later this Fall closer to release.
‘FIGHTING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS’ – Finally, the players saw a fight against two loud, 4-story tall characters known as the ‘Gatekeepers.’ The Gatekeepers are giant, club-wielding, tea-drinking ‘boss’ characters with an unusual appreciation for fine china. In order to take down the giants, the player had to utilize all of his special moves and attacks, while also platforming all across the giant arena, even ‘flying’ into the air using updrafts in the canyon by holding their arms out to lift them up.
Additional Information on ‘Virtual Air Guitar Company’ – Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Virtual Air Guitar Company Ltd is an independent game developer specializing in camera-based games for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 and PC. The company was founded in 2006 by new media, computer vision and virtual reality researchers to design and develop unique social games and exergames using the patented FreeMotion® technology. For more information, please visit www.virtualairguitar.com.
In case you missed the trailer here it is again:
According to an article on IGN, the touted “Kinect Killer,” Kung-Fu Live, will be released in October, for no more than $15. Given how advanced its tracking is, and the fact that 4 other people can play as the ‘bad guys’, that is one heck of a deal and would surely compliment the purchase of the Move and anyone who has already gotten a PlayStation Eye.