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inFAMOUS 2 Headlines Impressive List of Titles for Sony PlayStation Move's Holiday Lineup

The PlayStation Move might have just gotten the kick-start it needs to catch up to Xbox 360's Kinect (not that the Kinect has a bolstering lineup of it's own). There have been many complaints about lack of quality big-named titles for the move, but Sony may have quieted those complaints with their recently announced holiday lineup. Announced today, Sony's PlayStation Move has a pretty impressive holiday 2011 lineup, offering something for every type of PlayStation gamer. The PlayStation Move software titles currently scheduled for release during this holiday season exclusively for the PlayStation 3 include:

  • Everybody Dance
  • Carnival Island
  • EyePet & Friends
  • Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest

In addition to the exclusive titles, Sony announced a several other games that are going to offer PlayStation Move support. These titles include:

  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack: Rise of the Cakeling
  • inFAMOUS 2
  • inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood

"The holiday promises to be exceptional for PlayStation gamers, with blockbuster software titles scheduled for release in a variety of genres," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, Product Marketing, SCEA. "With more than 51.8 million PS3 owners worldwide, and a new PS3 price point, PlayStation 3 delivers unique quality software for a broad audience."

Everybody Dance – October 18

Everybody Dance delivers a high-energy dance experience set to a soundtrack of 40 chart-topping party hits including "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, "Rude Boy" by Rihanna and "Barbra Streisand" by Duck Sauce. Players can put their dancing skills to the test using the PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation Eye camera to track and score their moves. Everybody Dance gives players the option to hit the dance floor solo, grab a friend for a cooperative Partner Routine, compete in a Dance Battle, or invite up to 19 additional players over for the ultimate dance-off in Party Play mode., Players can also choreograph custom dance routines and then challenge their friends to score against their moves with Dance Creator. Those who want to share their performances with even more friends can upload video highlights and photos to their social networks on Facebook and Twitter.

Carnival Island – November 15

Carnival Island invites you to take a trip to a magic carnival and experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun with 35 carnival attractions. Utilizing the PlayStation®Move controller's precise tracking technology, every toss, roll, throw, spin and slam is translated directly into the game for accurate and responsive gameplay. By completing challenges, players can create their own cheering squad consisting of lovable pets throughout their experience. Players can also have fun by interacting with fun house mirrors, photo cut-outs and upload snapshots of their experiences directly onto the XMB (XrossMediaBar) to send to a PlayStation Network friend. In addition to its enchanting single-player mode, Carnival Island is the perfect ingredient for family game night, featuring a fantastically fun party mode, which supports up to four players at once, for play with one or two Move motion controllers.

EyePet & Friends – November 15

EyePet is back and this time he's got company: two pets with one enjoyable augmented reality experience right in your living-room. EyePet & Friends is a continuation of the innovative EyePet franchise which enables kids and their families to experience the magic of a virtual Pet in the real world! It combines new technologies and gameplay, and takes both camera-based games and the Pet genre to a completely new level. The introduction of the second EyePet allows for all-new interactive activities and mini-games that bring kids and families together. The game also features exciting new items and modes that encourage kids to express their creativity by fully customizing their EyePets' appearance and play areas.

inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood - October 25

Take another journey with Cole MacGrath as he strives to save New Marais from a fast spreading infection. Bitten by a vampire, our hero has only one night to find and destroy her-before he and New Marais succumb to the infection. Taking place within the inFAMOUS 2 universe, the brand new adventure introduces new enemies and re-imagines New Marais into a darker, gritty city, with new dangers lying in wait. Cole doesn't enter the foray unarmed however. inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood amps up Cole's super-powered arsenal with exciting new abilities to help fight back the vampire hordes.

inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood brings with it Move support both for the expansion and for the original inFAMOUS 2. For the first time, experience first-hand what it's like to wield electricity with the precise motion control of PlayStation Move. The single-player expansion and inFAMOUS 2 Move support will be available October 25 for $14.99 on PlayStation®Network.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack: Rise of the Cakeling – September 13

The LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack combines the PlayStation Move motion controller with the world of LittleBigPlanet, and with five giant story levels and seven side levels, this is LittleBigPlanet's biggest Downloadable Content (DLC) pack to date. It features a new story mode – The Rise of the Cakeling – in which a rogue cake threatens doom and destruction, and you Sackfolk must once again attempt to restore peace to Craftworld. This time though you'll have a brand new toy to make things easier, The Brain Crane—a new power up that allows you to control objects with the power of your mind. There is also a new suite of powerful gadgets for use with PlayStation Move allowing players to create their own PlayStation Move games, record fluid motions, and paint their own stickers, while a boatload of new stickers, materials, decorations, costumes, music, sound and sequencer objects will vastly broaden your creative palette, and make your Popit burst at the seams. Best of all, the Move Pack brings backwards compatibility with LittleBigPlanet 2, meaning you can play though all of the original story levels, and all five million community levels using the Move controller, not to mention the thousands of new games and levels that are bound to be created using the Move controller, all equating to endless fun for players. The LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack is available for download only via the PlayStation Network for $9.99.

Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest – November 15

From the same team that brought you Sports Champions, the best selling PlayStation Move title, Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest combines sword fighting, archery and throwing stars in a playful action-adventure! Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest is a non-stop action adventure specifically designed for the PlayStation Move! The evil Sorcerer Morgrimm has invaded Prince Edmund's Castle and plots to take over the kingdom, raising an army of skeletons from beyond. Now, let the adventure begin as you battle Morgrimm, and his minions, to restore order to the kingdom!

Swing your sword to counter attack an enemy, reach back to your quiver for an arrow to aim a pinpoint accurate shot or toss a barrage of throwing stars with the kind of true angle, speed and precision that is only available on Playstation Move.

That concludes the list of PlayStation Move exclusive and supported titles. Which ones do you plan on getting?

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Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley. And his wife.
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