Microsoft has announced that new sales of the Xbox 360's Kinect 3D camera sensor will include a download code for Q Entertainment and Ubisoft's ethereal shooter Child of Eden
starting next week.
The free download will come in addition to the currently-included Kinect Adventures
, and apply to all Xbox Live regions except for Japan, where Child of Eden
is not yet available. The price for the new bundle will be the same as that for the old bundle -- $150 in the U.S.
While Child of Eden
can also be controlled with a standard Xbox 360 controller, the game has been hailed by critics as one of the most engaging uses of the Kinect since its was first demonstrated at E3 2010
The game led Amazon's multiplatform sales charts in the U.S.
for two weeks following its June release, though it failed to appear in NPD's top ten new retail sellers for the month
Earlier this year, Ubisoft delayed
a planned, Move-enabled PS3 version for the title to a September release.
Though March, Microsoft had sold over 10 million Kinect units
, in addition to 10 million pieces of Kinect-enabled software.