Blitz Games, a division of leading UK developer Blitz Games Studios, said it has partnered with 505 Games to develop the first controller-free swimming simulation game - Michael Phelps – Push the Limit on Kinect for Xbox 360.
Published by 505 Games, Push the Limit captures the player's exact movements to put them in control of an up-and-coming swimmer, with the ultimate goal of challenging Michael Phelps for the top spot.
Making Push the Limit has been an incredible experience for the team. says Struan Robertson, Project Director on Michael Phelps - Push the Limit. Both Blitz and 505 have spent a lot of time honing the game vision and design to produce an exhilarating experience that we're all really proud of. From the first moment you enter the pool, you're in Michael's world and that's a cool place to be.
In Push the Limit, the player is thrown in to the exhilarating world of competitive swimming, where one needs to accurately master the different swimming strokes and techniques needed to become a pro.
The game's Career Mode allows the player to compete in a variety of tournaments set in some truly breathtaking locations; from a Japanese dojo, through heated outdoor pools set against icy mountain ranges, to an 80,000 seat outdoor arena.
The player must progress though the increasingly challenging competitions, picking up some pointers along the way from Michael Phelps, an Olympic swimming champion, to perfect their techniques.
The difference between winning and losing can come down to one-hundredth of a second, so the challenge is on to make it to the Annual Games tournament to swim against Michael Phelps himself, Blitz Games said in a statement.
Michael Phelps - Push The Limit game is expected to release in June 2011 and the first game trailer is now available at www.michaelphelpsgame.com