Train Your Brain With Kawashima and Kinect
Kinect is on course to train our bodies into perfect shape thanks to a slew of physical titles and the raw physicality of the peripheral itself... but now (like an Eastern martial arts mantra), it will also train our minds. Dr. Kawashima will be bringing the fantastically-successful Brain Training franchise to the Xbox 360, using Kinect to provide fast muscle-memory inputs.
Translated as Respond With Your Body: New Brain Training, this new title will require up to four gamers to use body movements to engage in addictive little minigames (including a cheeky little Pac-Man homage). It'll be a Kinect launch title in Japan, and we'll certainly be able to learn more about the specifics at this year's Tokyo Game Show. [Spotted and translated by Andriasang]
Enjoy the trailer for a first look at New Brain Training in action... and some sinister footage of a poor guinea pig being rigged up to the Matrix.
The Last Guardian & Suda51/Mikami Project Confirmed for TGS
The Last Guardian (Team ICO's latest heartwarming and doubtlessly eventually heartbreaking title) was suspiciously absent at this year's Penny Arcade Expo- but it has been confirmed for an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show next week. Hopefully we'll be on course for a new trailer, though nothing has been announced as yet. [Thanks, VG247]
In more exciting news, the mysterious EA joint project between the insane developer of No More Heroes and the genius behind Resident Evil will finally be unveiled on September 15th. With both Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami at the helm, this game is likely to be violent, lavish, and extremely quirky. Place your bets here. [1UP]
We'll be keeping an eye on both titles next week- and will bring you the latest.
New Rock Band 3 Trailer Tinkles The Ivories
Harmonix has released a new trailer for the upcoming Rock Band 3 that shows off the new keyboard peripheral thanks to some developer commentary and the epic funk stylings of Huey Lewis and The News. Whilst we've reported on the keytar before, you'll now be able to see it in action.
The standard mode bunches groups of keys into the five familiar colours- but Rick Wakeman wannabes will be able to use the 'Pro Mode' to play an octave and a half of real solos. I was lucky enough to try this out/massively embarrass myself at Gamescom- and let me assure you, it'll take some serious getting used to.