Heavy Fire Afghanistan coming to Kinect
Motion control gets its hardcore FPS.
According to Microsoft, 2011 is the year Kinect goes hardcore – but we had no idea it meant this.
Heavy Fire Afghanistan is an on rails shooter in which you kill terrorist after terrorist in a dusty war-torn environment.
Its debut trailer is below (first spotted by 123kinect.com). It looks like a WiiWare game. Turns out it's the "expanded sequel" to WiiWare games Heavy Fire: Special Operations and Heavy Fire: Black Arms. Really.
Afghanistan, however, launches on the Wii as a boxed retail release. And the PlayStation 3, for use with the Move controller. And the Xbox 360, for Kinect.
Here's the official blurb from publisher Mastiff Games: "Enemy Contact. Open fire! Defend the base. Lock down the streets of the local town. Hunt down the enemy in the forests. Rescue the hostages from the caves. Sweep the enemies out of the mountains. Fly in helicopters. Ride in tanks and trucks. Take it to the ground and get up close and personal with the enemy. Your objective is simple: Grab the biggest gun you can find, then knock out the enemy with your Heavy Fire!"
It looks like Heavy Fire Afghanistan is a US-only release – for now. We're doing some digging.
Amazon has it down for launch on 12th April.