Published on February 2nd, 2011 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor
Michael Phelps: Push the Limit Coming to Kinect
505 games has revealed their first game with their partnership with Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps. This June, Push The Limit will raise the bar on sports interactivity by being the first swimming game to use controller free technology to bring you the most realistic swimming right into your living room. You will power through the world rankings in hope of one day taking on and beating the legendary Michael Phelps.
“Push the Limit is a fun, innovative, and physical way to game that is complete with elements that will challenge serious gamers, swimmers and casual fans,” said Phelps. “I’m really excited to help bring a one-of-a-kind swimming video game to the market that is reflective of my competitive nature and passion for swimming. This definitely isn’t your typical video game; much like my training in the pool, Push the Limit is about improving and mastering every race element – from controlling your adrenaline on the block to perfectly timing your finish. In my world, it takes a lifetime of dedication to get one-hundredth of a second ahead and I believe Push the Limit offers players a unique journey inside swimming that will challenge themselves as much as their in-game competitors.”
Being developed by Blitz Games, this entirely new gameplay mechanic lets players accurately master the action of gold medal swim strokes and learn techniques that help Michael Phelps dominate his sport. With one-hundredth of a second often the difference between winning and losing, every stroke’s importance is amplified and the room for error is razor thin.
“It is an honor for myself and everyone here at 505 to work with Michael Phelps, a truly transcendent athlete who has brought unprecedented glory to competitive swimming,” said Ian Howe, President of 505 Games. “His guidance and feedback have proven invaluable to the development process, and in-game he will mentor players in their journey from an unknown challenger to a powerful swimmer capable of beating the best in the world.”
Michael Phelps: Push The Limit will be powering to the finish line in June 2011.