news\ Jul 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Free NASA, Mars Kinect title available now


It’s not too often folks get the chance to embrace the silky red surface of Mars, get close with the little alien homesteaders, and throw rocks at Earth. Okay, unless you’ve been playing the latest Red Faction, you probably have never done any of those, and though many us never will get that chance, we can now experience it vicariously through Kinect. Oh yeah, Microsoft promises Mars is “better with Kinect.”

In a few weeks, August 6, the Curiosity Rover will officially set its destination for Mars, and to celebrate, Microsoft has released the rover’s own game, Kinect: Mars Rover Landing via Kinect Fun Labs. As you can imagine, players will be able to touchdown on the planet and control the Curiosity Rover across the rough terrain, controller free of course. If this doesn’t entice your hunger, Microsoft also revealed that the title is free and boasts several achievements and avatar items to gain.

Further details can be seen below, along with a link for download:

Kinect: Mars Rover Landing via Kinect Fun Labs

Mars Rover Landing cover art

Price: Free

Download Size: 496.17MB

Description: How hard is it to land on Mars? Test your skills! Your mission: guide NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity to its landing site safely and on target. Use your body to direct the craft and control thrusters as you descend. Gain avatar gear and achievements for a safe landing. The rover’s success depends on you! The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese. This game requires a Kinect™ Sensor.”

To download the free rover title, Kinect: Mars Rover Landing, directly to your Xbox 360, click here.

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