Microsoft have happily reminded the press today that Christmas is just around the corner. With the massive success of Kinect for Microsoft, it’s safe to say that Kinect games are heavily featured, but not the typical mini-game collections. Some games would make great presents for young children as a teaching tool.
But that’s certainly not all, Microsoft have also got a juggernaut on its hands with the imminent release of Halo 4. Check below and find the list of Microsoft games coming out this holiday season and start planning those letters to Santa real soon.
Christmas Gift Ideas
Fable: The Journey
- Release Date: October 12, 2012
- Price: €49.99
Fable: The Journey thrusts you in a role-playing experience with a host of familiar faces and foes. In this action-packed adventure you’ll form a lasting bond with your horse through an emotional journey.
Explore an incredible world of magic with Fable – The Journey, a fantasy game using the Xbox Kinect motion sensor.
Dance Central 3
Release Date: October 19, 2012
- Price: €49.99
“Dance Central 3” sends players back in time to the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s and beyond – hitting the dance floor to learn classic dance crazes like “The Hustle,” “Electric Slide” and “The Dougie.”
With a new multiplayer party mode for up to eight players and the hottest, most diverse soundtrack yet, featuring Usher, Cobra Starship, Gloria Gaynor, 50 Cent and many more, “Dance Central 3” is sure to get any dance party started.
Release Date: October 23, 2012
- Price: Standard Edition: €69.99
Forza Horizon is an action racing game set on the epic open roads of Colorado with a thrilling music festival backdrop. Forza Horizon is an open-world automotive playground that puts a spotlight on speed, style and the freedom of the open road.
Release Date: November 6, 2012
- Price: €69.99 Standard Edition / €89.99 Limited Edition
Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 marks the start of a new saga in the iconic franchise that’s shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming.
Kinect Nat Geo TV
- Release Date: September 18, 2012
- Price: €39.99
“Kinect Nat Geo TV” transports children and their families to animal habitats around the world to inspire a sense of wonder and excitement about nature.
Through the magic of “reach in and explore” interactivity on Kinect for Xbox 360 technology, kids do more than just watch television — they will engage, play and learn using their full bodies, gestures and voices.
Kinect Sesame Street TV
- Release Date: September 18, 2012
“Kinect Sesame Street TV” invites children into an interactive TV experience where they not only watch their favorite Sesame Street episodes, but also get to interact with beloved characters such as Big Bird, Grover, Oscar and more.
The magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 gets children involved, encouraging them to use their gestures, voices and bodies to interact with the educational content on the screen.
Nike+ Kinect Training
Release Date: November 2, 2012
“Nike+ Kinect Training” brings world-class Nike training directly into the home to help you meet your fitness goals and reach your personal best.
Get athlete fit with “Nike+ Kinect Training,” a personalized training experience with athletic expertise and inspiration from Nike coupled with powerful and precise technology from Kinect for Xbox 360.
Kinect Sports Ultimate
Release Date: November 21, 2012
Kinect Sports Ultimate packages up to 13 full-body sports including soccer, football, golf, skiing, tennis, boxing, darts, baseball, bowling along with all of Season Two’s add-on packs, into an exciting, active experience in the living room.
Using Kinect, Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection allows players to use their entire bodies as the controller. And with the added technology in Kinect Sports: Season Two, they can use their voices for an even more exciting experience.
Xbox 12 month LIVE Gold Membership
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Xbox Live 3 month Gold Membership
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Xbox Live 2100 Microsoft Points
Get Xbox Live 2100 Microsoft Points which let you download Arcade games, extra content for your favorite games and lots more.
Xbox Live 4200 Microsoft Points
Get Xbox Live 4200 Microsoft Points which let you download Arcade games, extra content for your favorite games and lots more.
Xbox 360 4GB console and Kinect bundle
Get the most exciting gaming experience yet with the Xbox 360 console and Kinect bundle.
Included are the new Xbox 360 with 4 GB of memory and the revolutionary Kinect sensor. With its whisper-quiet, sleek new design, the new Xbox 360 console, paired with the Kinect sensor’s body-tracking technology, brings you hours of hands-free fun where you’re the controller.