Today, EA SPORTS announced that EA SPORTS Active 2 is in development for Kinect for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. It will be available in North America on November 16th along with the previously announced PlayStation 3, Wii, iPhone and iPod touch platforms. The EA SPORTS Active 2 console-based fitness programs will deliver true fitness results with an innovative heart rate monitor, wireless tracking, as well as a new online hub to track and share workout data. EA SPORTS Active 2 will deliver a fitness experience that achieves authentic, measurable results, wherever you are.
â€œDelivering EA SPORTS Active 2 on Kinect for Xbox 360 is a natural fit for fitness and the ability to track full body movement will create a fluid workout experience that delivers real results,â€ says Andrew Wilson, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Development, EA SPORTS. â€œIt is the perfect complement to our EA SPORTS Active suite of fitness products and is indicative of our commitment to deliver new experiences for new audiences. Weâ€™re excited to expand on the top rated fitness franchise on the market.â€
Kinect for Xbox 360 tracks full body movement with true 1:1 motion that will register exercises never before possible and create seamless workout experiences, without ever having to use a controller. Users will have complete freedom of motion for a deeper, more effective workout, similar to the experience of the EA SPORTS Active 2 Total Body Tracking system on the PlayStation 3 and Wii that uses wireless motion sensors in leg and arm straps. Unique to Kinect for Xbox 360, users will have the ability to navigate workouts with voice and gesture recognition, which allows for a seamless, fluid workout experience. Included in the packaging is the innovative EA SPORTS Active heart rate monitor that provides constant on-screen monitoring, allowing users to capture intensity and optimize performance over time. Additionally, along with the PlayStation 3, users will also have the ability to download new workouts and exercises to their Xbox 360 console through Xbox LIVE online entertainment network to keep their workouts fresh and maintain motivation*.
EA SPORTS Active is currently the number one rated interactive fitness program for the Wii on the market** and recently proven to be an effective workout as measured against the American College for Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines. EA SPORTS Active focuses on improving muscular strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as improving cardio, which can help achieve fitness goals including building muscle, increase energy levels and weight loss. EA SPORTS Active 2 products will offer the same, high-quality exercise experience with over 70 new exercises and fitness activities including exercises not possible before the Total Body Tracking wireless control system. EA SPORTS Active 2 provides total body conditioning using progressive exercise in new programs. A 9-week program provides a fitness roadmap to help keep users motivated and on track of their fitness goals. Additional mini-programs will also be available to add on, keeping workouts fresh and inspiring. The EA SPORTS Active built-in personal trainer will walk users through their workout and provide continued encouragement with feedback to ensure an optimal workout experience.