“What we’ve done is we’ve allowed players to really enter the world of Pixar in a way that they never have before,” an enthusiastic Jeff Matsushita, Kinect Rush Executive Producer, told The Mag in an interview about the game. “We’re using this powerful technology that we have in KINECT to scan the player and use that information to create a unique version, sort of an idealized Pixar version of the player for them to play as the game”
Now with your Kinect, you can play alongside your favourite Pixar characters to solve the super fun challenges in five exciting worlds based off of the movies THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE, UP, CARS and TOY STORY. “Each one of those worlds has three episodes each that really take you through a new and original story,” Matsushita continued. The game fully submerges the player into new stories that were never seen in the films.
“The way the game works is that you are scanned into the game and this Pixar version of you is placed in this imaginary world called Pixar Park, and Pixar Park represents this magical place where kids can play and do imagination games with the characters from Pixar movies. You move through this Park and you meet these other characters and immediately, you could start playing a game with these other characters,” elaborates Matsushita.
In the game, you’re also opened to a number of new stuff about the movies that have never been seen before. “In THE INCREDIBLES, you get to see what the Omnidroid Factory really looks like, which is something that you never really ever saw in the movie. We’re able to bring in characters that ended up on the cutting room floor, like Celine, who was a female rat in RATATOUILLE.”
Our personal favourite feature about the game: you don’t have to be a gamer to be great at it. “We haven’t made it in such a way that you have to have a high level of skill to do these things; if you have a high level of skill, you get through them quicker, you have a low level of skill, you just play them a few more times.”
“While you enter the game as your own character, you will be able to unlock the ability to play as Buzz in TOY STORY or Lightening McQueen in CARS, so the players will play the game and it’s like a reward for playing through the level.”
To get a mere glimpse of what it’s like to play the game, check out the trailer below: