Kinectimals: Now With Bears!

by on July 26, 2011

Back when Microsoft’s Kinect Sensor launched, Kinectimals was one of the titles we at God is a Geek praised, scoring it a favourable 8/10. That said, this announcement is a little surprising, though it is nice to see Microsoft getting behind Kinect, and doing things like this!

Cuddly cubs are back and ready to play! Available this autumn, “Kinectimals Now with Bears!” expands last year’s popular introductory title featuring cats to now also include five adventurous bears that can’t wait to fish, climb and explore.

Here’s what is on offer with this addition:

A new adventure with bears

A new guide, Bumblina, will help you and your new bear cub explore an uncharted island off the coast of Lemuria. Bring your bear cub along to track Captain Blackwood’s progress when he explored the island more than 200 years ago, and uncover a mysterious device buried underground to seek out a new adventure.

‘Nice to meet you’

Your journey begins when you adopt and name one of five adventurous bears – Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Cinnamon Bear, Glacier Bear or Polar Bear, or five playful cats – Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Cheetah, Leopard or Panther. Discover the lush environments on the islands as you journey with your cub to unlock 10 more animals during the course of your journeys to solve the Legend of Felis Aurum and the Fiddler’s Quest.

The fun never ends

Train your pet to perform tricks like fetch, play activities including jump rope and juggling, and even master agility courses with hops, stops and balancing acts. Of course, there is always time to care for your pet by feeding, bathing and grooming, too.

Collect and customize

Travel far and wide to collect hundreds of different treasures and toys. You can customize your pet and decorate your home, plus use the in-game store to shop for items to nurture and care for your new best friend.


Bring your pet to life with a variety of collectable “Kinectimals” plush pals (sold separately), including the White Tiger, Bornean Clouded Leopard, Polar Bear and other cuddly cubs. Bring your new pals into your game by scanning them using Microsoft Tag (mtag) technology.

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Kinectimals Now With Bears will be released this Autumn, exclusively for Xbox 360 Kinect users. It will be available in stores for £39.99, but the “Bear Island” add-on can be purchased through Xbox LIVE.