Nike and Adidas go head-to-head with workouts on Kinect
Shoe giants Nike and Adidas are going to compete for the blood, sweat, tears and wallets of Kinect exergamers this year. Last week, Microsoft announced that Nike + Kinect Training was coming “holiday 2012”.
Looks very bootcamp/Crossfit-ish, with jumping and ball-dodging minigames reminiscent of a pre-Kinect Nike exergame production, Eye Toy Kinetic for PS2.
But Nike archrival Adidas wants to beat the swoosh to the starting gate by releasing their long-awaited exergame, Adidas micoach, this summer. This game will have a PS3 Move version in addition to the Xbox 360 Kinect version.
The micoach game looks a lot like the Nike game, but I like how it incorporates hand weights (I didn’t see any sign of weights in the Nike game, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there).