US studio collaborating with Adidas to bring athletics training system to consoles

THQ announces miCoach console project

THQ has announced that it developing a console version of the Adidas athletics training program miCoach with the sports equipment firm.

The game is scheduled for release in early 2012, for use on the Microsoft Kinect and PlayStation Move motion control peripherals. It will also be able to synch with a corresponding miCoach Pacer pedometer and miCoach mobile app to keep track of exercise outside of the game.

Adidas sponsored athletes will feature in the game, which will allow players to perform exercise based on several different sports. THQ is boasting ‘real-time feedback’ on in-game performance through a miCoach heart rate monitor.

"We’re taking our successful miCoach line and broadening its reach to an even larger audience, who we hope will find motivation and inspiration from Adidas and our roster of star athletes," said Adidas director of miCoach BU Simon Drabble.

"In simple words, this combination of console technology and training for sports supports everybody to become better athletes, regardless of their fitness level."

THQ’s executive vice president of kids, family and casual games Martin Good said:

"Adidas and THQ are creating a remarkable fitness solution that can be with you before, during and after your training workouts. miCoach transcends the definition of ‘video game’ and brings a truly innovative experience to game consoles."

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