Ubisoft Announces PowerUP Heroes

By Keith Gray, 5 years ago
Now, not everyone would openly admit it, but most of us have dreamed or wondered what it would be like to be a superhero for a day. Correct? Whether you admit them or not, those dreams could soon become a reality as Ubisoft has announced the development of a Kinect-exclusive superhero fighting title, PowerUP Heroes.

The game is set to utilise Microsoft's Kinect technology to allow gamers to customise and control their superhero avatar and beat their opponents to a pulp, using full-body combat. The press release continues by providing details about the variety of game modes which will be on offer within the game; these include "two-player cosmic showdown online... local two-player versus and four-player tournament".

The official PowerUP Heroes site summarises the title's main features, as follows:

Collect over 20 Super Suits - Take on opponents each charged with a different set of deadly powers. Defeat them in battle to seize their super suits, strip them of their abilities, and wield their power for your next battle!

Full Body Brawl - Use your entire body to control how you fight: strike forward to launch projectiles, move your body to dodge attacks and have a friend hop in and unleash double-powered super assaults.

Take the Fight Online - Go online to face-off against other aspiring super heroes. Rise to the top with the online leaderboards and your achievements.
Alongside the announcement, Ubisoft has also released the first trailer:


There's a bunch of screenshots too, showcasing some gameplay action and the unlockable "super suits":

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PowerUP Heroes is being developed by Longtail Studios, and is slated for release in June 2011.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.