Los Angeles – Microsoft (NASD: MSFT) introduced
its new Kinect motion-sensing video game system, along with a raft of upcoming
titles and a new, smaller Xbox 360 model on Monday at the E3 Expo video game
convention in Los Angeles. Kinect will go on sale Nov. 4 in North America
for an as-yet-unannounced price.
The system will offer 15 titles at launch, including Harmonix’s "Dance Central," while a "Star
Wars"-themed game is due in 2011.
The new Xbox 360 model, which is black
and features a 250GB hard drive, will begin selling this week for $299.
Microsoft also previewed a number of forthcoming Xbox 360 titles, including
"Metal Gear Solid: Rising," "Call of Duty: Black Ops," "Gears
of War 3,""Halo: Reach," "Fable III" and "Crytek: