Publisher 505 Games has lifted the lid on an inarguably unique new Kinect title – Michael Phelps: Push the Limit.
In development exclusively for Xbox 360 and Kinect, 505 Games describes it as "one of the most realistic and intense sports simulation video games ever" and "the first controller-free swimming experience to capture your true movements and translate them into accurate gameplay".
Phelps, a multiple Olympic medal winning American athlete, was motion captured for the game with a high-speed HD camera. The title will help players learn advanced swimming techniques.
“Push the Limit is a fun, innovative, and physical way to game that is complete with elements that will challenge serious gamers, swimmers and casual fans,” Phelps said of the title.
“I’m really excited to help bring a one-of-a-kind swimming video game to the market that is reflective of my competitive nature and passion for swimming. This definitely isn’t your typical video game; much like my training in the pool, Push the Limit is about improving and mastering every race element – from controlling your adrenaline on the block to perfectly timing your finish.
"In my world, it takes a lifetime of dedication to get one-hundredth of a second ahead and I believe Push the Limit offers players a unique journey inside swimming that will challenge themselves as much as their in-game competitors.”
505 president Ian Howe added: “It is an honour for myself and everyone here at 505 to work with Michael Phelps, a truly transcendent athlete who has brought unprecedented glory to competitive swimming.
"His guidance and feedback have proven invaluable to the development process, and in-game he will mentor players in their journey from an unknown challenger to a powerful swimmer capable of beating the best in the world.”
The game is due out in June 2011.