EA Sports Active 2 To Support Kinect, Ships November

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

Following the reveal of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, EA has announced that EA Sports Active 2 will launch in North America on November 16 for the PS3, Wii, iPhone, and the Xbox 360. 

The 360 will see full support of the Kinect hands-free controller. EA says that this version of the game will track "true" 1:1 motion and navigate features and workouts with gestures and voice.
  
The PS3 and Wii versions of the game will use wireless motion sensors in provided leg and arm straps, while each version will allow heart rate monitoring through a monitor set to hit in Active 2's bundle.

The high-definition consoles will also receive new workouts and exercises from their respective digital storefronts. No word on the possible prices of these.

EA Active 2 will ship with 70 new exercises and activities, conditioning programs, mini-fitness challenges, and a 9-week program sure to help someone out there shake a few pounds.    

#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

Following the reveal of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, EA has announced that EA Sports Active 2 will launch in North America on November 16 for the PS3, Wii, iPhone, and the Xbox 360. 

The 360 will see full support of the Kinect hands-free controller. EA says that this version of the game will track "true" 1:1 motion and navigate features and workouts with gestures and voice.
  
The PS3 and Wii versions of the game will use wireless motion sensors in provided leg and arm straps, while each version will allow heart rate monitoring through a monitor set to hit in Active 2's bundle.

The high-definition consoles will also receive new workouts and exercises from their respective digital storefronts. No word on the possible prices of these.

EA Active 2 will ship with 70 new exercises and activities, conditioning programs, mini-fitness challenges, and a 9-week program sure to help someone out there shake a few pounds.    

#2 Posted by BigChief (503 posts) -

I'm sure this'll be fantastic.

#3 Posted by Milkman (16637 posts) -

This seems like something they would save for their conference that is starting right now.

#4 Posted by KensterFox (246 posts) -

Interested to see a side-by-side with this and Your Shape.

#5 Posted by VoshiNova (1676 posts) -

Wowzers! Now I can "Shape Up" while having fun!
 
Gee Whiz that's awesome

#6 Posted by Johnny2900 (88 posts) -

sounds great but very familiar....

#7 Posted by pcmachnik (47 posts) -

It looks better than other games like this that I have seen.  Hopefully it turns out well.

#8 Posted by xchris92x (8 posts) -

Achievements are perfect for this.

#9 Posted by Ohnoshinobi (14 posts) -

I thought EA Active for the Wii was interesting and it held my attention for the 30 day challenge. The biggest problem I found with it was its inaccuracy in sensing my motions - it seemed whenever it was up to the nunchuck to tell if I am actually lunging or not it was far less accurate. If Kinect is able to parse out my movements better I will definitely give it a go.

#10 Posted by galfisk (136 posts) -

This is effin' AWESOME. Now I can finally look like a spastic idiot in my own living room.

#11 Posted by Stahlbrand (838 posts) -

After seeing the Ubisoft thing in the MS presser today, I wonder if there are any higher-impact excersizes in these things - like work with free weights, or have Kinect tell you that you're doing push-ups wrong or something.  This 'areobics for 50yo mothers' stuff seems like a waste of time.

#12 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

Yeah, I think all the sports shit will make sense on Kinect.

#13 Posted by Rasgueado (712 posts) -

Yay?

#14 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

Now you never have to go outside again! 

#15 Posted by flatluigi (47 posts) -

Wait, it's not using the Wii's controller for the motion detection?

#16 Posted by Branthog (7510 posts) -

If I were going to go through all of this fucking hassle, I might as well get away from the television and actually exercise or play a sport or something. Good fucking grief.

#17 Posted by Kazona (3064 posts) -

I care about this as much as I do for Ubisoft's "Your Shape." Which is to say, not at all.

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