Kinect Sports Rivals New Trailer Shows Off Gorgeous World Environments

on February 7, 2014 1:55 PM

Sometimes a sport is defined by the place it’s played in. How different would Football be if it wasn’t played in a 100 yard stadium? And how different are games played in nice warm climates versus cold, even snowy weather? What would Basketball be like if it was played outdoors?

Rare’s art director Louise O’Connor seemed to keep some of these ideas in mind, building a dynamic world in Kinect Sports Rivals that changes depending on the time of day, and one that features gorgeous vistas and dangerous hazards that make competitions even more challenging.

Kinect Sports Rivals takes place on a large island, one that makes competitions more challenging the deeper players get in. Climbing competitions will get more challenging with increased winds; waveriding becomes harder with harsher waves; Tennis can be played hundreds of feet above ground, and more.

Check out the “World Environments” trailer below, narrated by O’Connor and Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, and check out more of our Kinect Sports Rivals news for a look at the previous trailer.

 /  Features Editor
Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.