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Namco Bandai picks up Yoostar 2

Out soon.

Namco Bandai Partners will distribute Blitz Games' interactive movie game Yoostar 2 in Europe.

It'll launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 some time during the first three months of the year.

Yoostar 2 takes clips from famous films and puts you in them. For instance, Arnold Schwarzenegger telling the police clerk "I'll be back": you'll watch the scene once and then Arnie will be cut out you will fill his shoes – Yoostar 2 removes you from your living room and places you in the scene in real-time.

Or you can create new scenes using the game's ad-lib feature. Afterwards, you can share your videos with your friends.

"To say there has been considerable interest in the distribution rights to Yoostar 2 would be an understatement," said Gregory Fischbach, CEO of Yoostar Entertainment Group.

"Almost every major player has been keen to sign the game, but in the end, we felt Namco Bandai's European muscle won out, and we're thrilled to be working with them on what will be unquestionably one of the biggest releases of the year."

Last year Blitz Games' Steve Stopps told Eurogamer the Xbox 360 version of Yoostar 2 was getting nearly twice as much out of Kinect as everyone else.

"A lot of the games you're seeing are using 20 to 30 per cent of what Kinect's capable of," he said. "What we're doing is using probably 50 to 60 per cent.

"What most developers are starting to do now is they're realising that under the hood of what Kinect can do there's a whole world of potential we're only really just scratching."

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