“Brave” Video Game Now Available from Disney/Pixar

Brave: The Video Game, inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie Brave, is now available for PlayStation3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Windows PC/Mac. The game is a third-person, action adventure where players can challenge destiny and change their fate as Merida, voiced by the film’s actress Kelly Macdonald. Brave: The Video Game, which is rated E, offers a variety of gameplay options, including single-player as Merida, co-op mode with a will-o’-the-wisp, and a special Bear mode. With Kinect for Xbox 360 and the PlayStationMove motion controller for PS3, gamers can feel as if they are using a bow and arrow.

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Microsoft at E3 2011: A Focus on Kinect

Kinect for Xbox 360 became the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history when it debuted in 2010. Now, as Microsoft announced its 2011 E3 lineup, it is clear that Kinect games will be the focus of the company’s video game development. Some of the highlights include:

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures – The first product of a partnership between Microsoft and Disney, this game will take players through the Magic Kingdom park with the added sense of reality from the motion-based sensors of Kinect.

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster This storybook game features cooperative play for the whole family through levels filled with life lessons.

Kinect Star Wars – Players can physically experience Jedi training and battles with their very own lightsaber and Force mind abilities.

Kinect Sports: Season 2 – This sequel to last year’s hit features American football, golf, baseball, winter skiing, darts, and tennis.

Dance Central 2 – The party is back with this sequel featuring all-new routines and multiplayer experiences.

For a full list of new games for Microsoft’s Xbox, click here.