First Motion-Control Game For Multiple Platforms Announced
At E3, Performance Designed Products announced Squeeballs will be the world’s first cross-platform motion game when it launches in October. The game will be available for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and iPhone.
Squeeballs is a collection of over 150 mini games that utilize the Gametrak Freedom controller. In the game, Squeeballs are toys that are from a secret island in the Pacific and players must test them before the Sqeeballs can be sold to children around the world. By using the motion controller, players can blow up, cook, slice, bat, bowl, shoot and bounce the Squeeballs. Squeeballs is PDP’s first Microsoft-licensed title.
The Xbox 360 version will be bundled with the Gametrak Freedom motion-control system for the 360. Squeeballs is unlike any other motion-control game out on the market said John Moore, senior vice president of marketing for the California-based PDP. The graphics and visual elements are much more realistic and with so many unique challenges to choose from, the game will keep families entertained for hours.
Squeeballs will be available in the US on Oct. 15, and is currently available for pre-order through some retailers. For the Xbox 360, Squeeballs and Gametrak Freedom bundle has a suggested retail price of $69.99. The game has a suggested retail price of $39.99 for the Wii and $29.99 for the Nintendo DS.
Gametrak Freedom promises an a sensing technology that delivers a more accurate performance by accurately tracking true 3D positions and precise movements of up to four players anywhere within a given environment. PDP will launch the Gametrak Freedom exclusively for Xbox 360 in fall 2009.