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Microsoft is planning to release a string of Kinect-exclusive XBLA games in the run up to Christmas 2011.

Speaking to CVG about the on-going ‘Summer of Arcade’, EMEA Xbox Live product marketing manager Robin Burrowes said that far more exclusive titles would be appearing on the platform in the future.

"I can’t give you those names today – we’ll announce them in due course – but you have the trust factor of the legacy of titles we’ve launched in the past” he said.

“Talking more specifically, expect to see more from us as we leverage the power of Kinect; expect to see a number of Kinect Arcade titles coming. We’re targeting a frequency of about one a month from the Xbox Live Arcade portfolio that will have Kinect integration. That will really be powerful and differentiate the platform.”

Burrowes went on to say that integration with Live on the first wave of Kinect games was “perhaps not fully demonstrated.”

“The opportunity with the second wave of titles is fantastic, They’re really going to peak that connectivity between more obviously,” he added.

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