Ubisoft's Your Shape To Feature Classes, Cardio Workouts

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood developer Ubisoft is poised to be one of the first studios ushering fitness to the living room via Kinect, the Xbox 360's hands-free controller. 

The game? It's called Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and it appears as if it could provide a meaningful level of fitness challenge. During Microsoft's E3 2010 press briefing, it was announced that the Your Shape is set to feature real cardio workouts like kickboxing, as well as casual low-impact exercises, and even yoga. 

A full-body scan will determine workout loads, while an on-screen trainer will provide motivation via voice and muscle envy. But if exercise isn't what you want, you'll also be able to take "classes" inside the game.  
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood developer Ubisoft is poised to be one of the first studios ushering fitness to the living room via Kinect, the Xbox 360's hands-free controller. 

The game? It's called Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and it appears as if it could provide a meaningful level of fitness challenge. During Microsoft's E3 2010 press briefing, it was announced that the Your Shape is set to feature real cardio workouts like kickboxing, as well as casual low-impact exercises, and even yoga. 

A full-body scan will determine workout loads, while an on-screen trainer will provide motivation via voice and muscle envy. But if exercise isn't what you want, you'll also be able to take "classes" inside the game.  
#2 Edited by Blair (2471 posts) -

To be honest, Your Shape was the most exciting thing I saw Microsoft's Press Conference.  I liked the measurements and specified exercises.  We'll see though, it could be bunk.

#3 Posted by grugvoth (73 posts) -

Seems like a better version of EA Sports Active

#4 Edited by Titl (539 posts) -

The motion tracking looked kinda 1:1 .

#5 Posted by crazyleaves (629 posts) -

looks neat, my wife will dig it.

#6 Posted by Redriderxxl (43 posts) -

I don't know, looked cool there but those exercises looked really weak. Didn't look all that promising...

#7 Posted by TheClap (539 posts) -

The DRM is really intense. You have to stay on a treadmill for the entire time you're playing.

#8 Posted by sjolle (165 posts) -

its BLASPHEMY !

#9 Posted by Insectecutor (1170 posts) -

Looked cool. I wanna kick the shit out of cubes in my lounge.

#10 Posted by Delta_Ass (3230 posts) -

Enjoy the magic of your environment.

#11 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (496 posts) -

I'm interested but weary...

#12 Posted by Lotan (215 posts) -

Eat less,  exercise more.  It's not rocket science people.  And you don't need some 150+ add-on and 50+ dollar game to tell you that.

#13 Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition (733 posts) -

It looks interesting, but it's definitely not for me.

#14 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -

This is one of the better games shown for Kinect. It seemed to lag, which hopefully they can fix, but I will probably get it! I hate working out, so turning it into a game will help.

#15 Posted by Peacemaker (1099 posts) -

I do not like doing cardio.  If this game can make doing that interesting and fun I'm all in.  Yoga looks pretty relaxing too.  

#16 Posted by Molenator85 (205 posts) -

I kinda wanted to not like this because I rage at people thinking that Wii Fit will actually get you in shape by itself, however this didn't actually look that bad, I could see it turning out well.
#17 Posted by JackiJinx (3083 posts) -

Ubisoft also has two other games for launch:  The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout and Motion Sports.

#18 Posted by freecajunlove (140 posts) -

You could always start lifting the TV, Brad.
#19 Posted by Dale (37 posts) -

Definitely not something targeted at me, but it's good competition for Wii Fit.
#20 Posted by darkivn (89 posts) -

Too little, too late, i say.

#21 Posted by dbz1995 (4786 posts) -

Your Shape looked pretty good. Hate the name though.

#22 Posted by metalsnakezero (2269 posts) -

It looks pretty good. It has a very smart system that really helps you improve on a person's exercise. Also it wasn't super lame as all of the other Kinect games.

#23 Posted by TorgoGrooves89 (346 posts) -

The fitness game was actually the most impressive demonstration i thought. Apart from the slight lag (which hopefully they will fix) it was very cool how well it tracked the woman demonstratings movements. The actual excersises seemed a little lame but it was just an early showing and i'm sure the whole thing will improve before launch. Also, as someone who is generally too lazy to excercise i may actually purchase it if the achievements are a little more long term and encourage the user to actually get fit to earn them. That would be amazing i think.
#24 Posted by xrayzwei (88 posts) -

No Jenny McCarthy, no deal.  Thanks anyway Ubi
#25 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3657 posts) -

Hey! A thing I don't care about.

#26 Posted by newmania (54 posts) -

Dance Central looks like a better workout.

#27 Posted by Huggernaut (7 posts) -

You know, for what it is this actually looks pretty neat. I guess it depends on the price of admission, but it looks like a really neat fitness program.
#28 Posted by PurpleSpandex (207 posts) -

Nintendo might be prepping some lawyers to see if they can stop this.

#29 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

The technology here was actually very impressive, and it seems like a feasible way to train yourself real techniques (and martial arts!) without going to actual classes.

#30 Posted by MeatSim (10597 posts) -

Is there nachos eating exercise? 

#31 Posted by DeF (4692 posts) -

the presentation actually really excited me. and I don't care for fitness games in general!
 
best Kiinect game so far. all that racing crap ...bleh

#32 Posted by eillothebadger (82 posts) -

Here's hoping for a regular pop-up. 
Namely one saying " Your Shape  -- Egg!"

#33 Posted by TheSmilingDude (92 posts) -

Both Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Boothe wouldn't need weights to add to their Force.

#34 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

I might need this...

#35 Posted by Jayzilla (2538 posts) -

This was the one thing that actually looked interesting to me for Kinect. Too bad I have this thing called a gym membership already. Why would I pay $150 for a Kinect + the $60 that I know this game will cost when I can do SO much more at the gym? I will tell you. I won't.

#36 Posted by The_Bowman_007 (35 posts) -

Seems like something my girlfriend would love to use while I'm waiting to play something like Halo Reach.  Pretty neat, though.

#37 Posted by giyanks22 (2681 posts) -

I think it will have a lot of appeal, just not for gamers....

#38 Posted by Asadasa5 (65 posts) -

Your Shape was pretty terrible on the Wii, so I don't expect much from this iteration.

#39 Posted by kalmis (1557 posts) -

Hmm sure why not, not my wife probably dig this

#40 Posted by Deathstalker360 (15 posts) -

Seems like a well thought out product but i am not interested in it.
#41 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

looks good for what it is. Not the sort of thing i want though.

#42 Posted by crusader8463 (14305 posts) -
@DeF said:
" the presentation actually really excited me. and I don't care for fitness games in general!  best Kiinect game so far. all that racing crap ...bleh "
Indeed. That was the only thing in the entire MS press conference that looked even remotely interesting. I would be willing to pay $20-$30 for it, but unless they show other things that look as interesting I could not justify buying a Natal to use it with. Unless the Natal device itself is around $15-$20. 
 
Also, I will laugh if they expect people to pay a full $80-$90 each for one of these Natal games like a regular 360 game costs.That animal game looked like it could be cute to play with for a few hours. Personally I would love to see them remake Black and White with this thing.
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#43 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Kickboxing? I'm sold, I don't have to go to martial arts anymore.

#44 Posted by DeF (4692 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:
" @DeF said:
" the presentation actually really excited me. and I don't care for fitness games in general!  best Kiinect game so far. all that racing crap ...bleh "
Indeed. That was the only thing in the entire MS press conference that looked even remotely interesting. I would be willing to pay $20-$30 for it, but unless they show other things that look as interesting I could not justify buying a Natal to use it with. Unless the Natal device itself is around $15-$20. 
 
Also, I will laugh if they expect people to pay a full $80-$90 each for one of these Natal games like a regular 360 game costs.That animal game looked like it could be cute to play with for a few hours. Personally I would love to see them remake Black and White with this thing. "
The kinectimals game is only cool if they ship it with the kid that demoed it. she was the cutest child I've ever seen lol (somehow this sounds a bit creepy to me ...haha)
#45 Posted by MattBosten (496 posts) -

Finally something on the 360 to help me reduce (or at least attempt to) my beer gut!

#46 Posted by Chicken008 (241 posts) -

I like the human made of lava.

#47 Posted by Deathpooky (1341 posts) -

This and the Dance thing actually looked pretty good.  I still don't see how Kinect can be used for actual games - the sports games looked worse than Wii Sports, the driving game looked bad, and the Star Wars game looked beyond terrible. 
 
I mean, it's amazing they've gotten as far as they can with the "no controller" concept - but for the most part the lack of a controller or any type of physical object seems to make a simplistic or downright unplayable.

#48 Posted by Whiskeyjack (109 posts) -

Could be good? EA Sports Active was a step in the right direction. Would be nice if these latest versions made the same jumps in progression that EA made over Wii Fit.

#49 Posted by Whiskeyjack (109 posts) -

"Fitness Evolved" just put an image of Master Chief in aerobics leg warmers into my head.

#50 Posted by Walker_after_dark (83 posts) -

With my luck and coordination I'd end up kicking the cat across the room. No thanks.

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