Microsoft reveals UK Kinect tour

Those wanting to try Kinect before deciding whether or not to invest in the device this Q4 will now get the chance thanks to five dates announced as part of a new UK tour.

The sampling program will visit Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, London Zoo, The Thames Festival in London and the Clothes Show Live exhibition at the Birmingham NEC between now and December. Dance Central, Kinect Adventures, Joyride and Kinectimals will all be playable.

Visitors will also be able to record a 25 second video clip of their session which can later be watched at

In addition, Microsoft has opened a permanent summer testing base in London’s Covent Garden that’s been called the Kinect Galleries, which opens tomorrow (Saturday July 1st).

Slots for the Kinect Galleries can be booked on Kinect’s Facebook page.

Here are the details of the tour:

Alton Towers
30th August – 30th September 2010

London Zoo
7th-22nd August 2010

The Thames Festival in London
11th-12th September 2010

Chessington World of Adventures
21st-31st October 2010

Clothes Show Live in Birmingham (NEC)

2nd-8th December 2010

The Kinect Galleries will be open daily between 10am and 8pm at 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BN

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