‘Kung-Fu LIVE’ Gets An Official Launch Date And Trailer!

Hello there, fellow ninjas and warriors! This is Teemu Maki-Patola from Virtual Air Guitar Company finally returning with the big news many of you have been asking me since we first came to the PlayStation Blog earlier this year: When is Kung-Fu LIVE coming out? Well, after months of demo events across the world from gamescom in Germany to PAX Prime in Seattle, combined with THOUSANDS of cumulative man-hours for our small independent team in Finland, burning the midnight oil and sweating like crazy play-testing our game, we’re FINALLY ready to break the news right back here where we started. What better way to do that than with an all-new trailer? Have a peek at the clip below to see what people have being saying all year, and get the leg up on exactly when you too can literally step into the world of Kung-Fu LIVE and lay the smack down in your living room!

That’s right! If you’re in Europe, then you can download your way into the action on 8th December. We know it’s been a long time coming, and we’ve always wanted to get this game to you before the last of the leaves hit the ground in 2010. So, as soon as it’s officially too cold to practice your kung-fu moves outside, you’ll get an indoor option that will also transport you to a far off land of street thugs, ninja assassins, and four story-tall giants looking to bash your brains in.

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So, with the launch of Kung-Fu LIVE now just a few weeks away, we wanted to brief you on a few simple things to keep in mind before you get ready to play. First off, remember, you’re going to need the PlayStation Eye camera in order to play Kung-Fu LIVE. You will also need a SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller for some menu selection, and you can use up to four controllers to get your friends in on the five player multiplayer that pits one brave on-screen fighter against the rest of the players in the room.

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The other thing you’ll need is a little bit of space. Remember, Kung-Fu LIVE is unlike any other game to come before it on a home gaming system. You’ll need about 7×9 ft or 2.5/3m of space to play comfortably if you’re more of an extreme fighter. Think of it like setting up a virtual ninja fighting amusement park ride in your house! Our FreeMotion technology will need to track your entire body in plain view, so you’ll also want to turn on those lights to get ready for action. That and, oh yes, you’ll want to stretch before playing to prevent aching muscles afterwards. This will truly be a workout unlike anything you’ve experienced, and will DEFINITELY be a great place to start shedding those holiday pounds. Our lean and mean QA testing team can certainly attest to that!

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Thanks again to all of our friends here at the PlayStation.Blog for giving us the chance to bring you these updates, and thanks again to all of YOU who’ve been showing your support over the last few months. This project represents years of independent computer vision research and technology from our team here at Virtual Air Guitar Company, and your enthusiasm to see us finish our crazy idea for the ultimate full body motion fighting game was just what we needed to help get this game completed.

Look for Kung-Fu LIVE on PlayStation Network this December and please be sure to ‘Like’ us on our Facebook page. And before I forget, I wanted to mention our unique image export feature. You can take pictures of yourself inside the kung-fu comic book world can be export them as images straight to your PlayStation 3 photo folder, and then used anywhere you like! We’d love to see you in our game, so please feel free to post those to our Facebook page as well! Remember, our company’s motto has always been: “Serious fun for people who don’t take themselves too seriously.” When you finally get a chance to leap into the world of Kung-Fu LIVE this December, we hope you get a better idea of exactly what we mean. Have fun, play safe, and remember, “Sweep the leg!”

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Woohoo first post haha. Well done guys, looking forward to it! :)

Demo?

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Mine, day 1. I will move the sofa in the kitchen if I have to…hope they add YouTube uploading too :)

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It looks brilliant :D
I hope you release a demo

Teemu Mäki-Patola 24 November, 2010 @ 10:39
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Hi Guys,

We really wanted to get the game out before the holidays so we didn’t have enough time to finalize the demo. But we are working on it now and we’ll be releasing it a bit later.

Looks very interesting. What’s the price of this one? Any chance Plus subscribers get discount or at least a trial?

Teemu Mäki-Patola 24 November, 2010 @ 10:17
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Hi Cacolukia,

The price will be 13,99€.

Teemu Mäki-Patola 24 November, 2010 @ 10:59
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We haven’t yet started discussing with PS Plus. Will try to get it in there but probably won’t happen in time for launch.

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I want it badly enough to buy move + eye

Teemu Mäki-Patola 24 November, 2010 @ 10:56
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Hi aminaatplaat,

Just wanted to remind you that you don’t need Move controllers to play Kung-Fu Live. PS Eye is enough. Saves you some money ;-)

it look alright it not A GT5 beater lol Every-one getting it today apart from me & others.

today will be a very intresting day on the Blog Keep your Eyes on the blog thu the Day, For More Lies From sony.

can’t say yet how i‘m Feeling watch for the PSP 6.35 firmware Update later On. :l

Carnivius_Prime 24 November, 2010 @ 08:39
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I really want to give this a go. Has me more interested than some supposed big release games lately.

Any idea on the price in EU? 9,90€?

Teemu Mäki-Patola 24 November, 2010 @ 11:00
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The price will be 13,99€.

Yeah depending on the pricing this will be a hit..

Skookie30 out of all the people that post round here I have not seen ANYONE post as much rubbish / whiney stuff as you. Why do you even bother :/

On topic! I am really looking forward to this ^^

Heh, it would be hilarious if the years best Kinect game was actually on the PlayStation. :)

Been waiting for this since E3.

Teemu Mäki-Patola 24 November, 2010 @ 10:42
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So glad to hear that! Two more weeks…

Since when it alright to criticise ppl opinions when they don‘t research but be allow to be show on blog.

@james Blog manager but my response is “awaiting moderation” to the links to your sony website. it very unprofessional :(

Sword-of-Kahless 24 November, 2010 @ 10:31
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Wow, December is looking like a great month for gamers. First we get Dead Nation with a 20% off and then we get Kung Fu LIVE for a great price! Thank you to the entire team working on giving us the best that is available.

Played on Gamescom, cant wait for the Game! Awesome! There are no move Controlls? Price Tag is ok.

Was really interested in this until i looked at how much space the game needs to play 7x9ft most people won’t have that kind of space sadly and will end up with a game that doesn’t work properly.

I feel the price is a bit steep for this kind of game but since it’s made by my countrymen i guess i’ll have spend the cash to get it :)

ummm.. how about a price in £. anyway awesome trailer, by the way does it still have Move features i have not seen any post or anything concerning what weapons you will have (Hint giant hammer)

Teemu Mäki-Patola 24 November, 2010 @ 14:11
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Hi Crusher915,
the price in pounds will be 10.99.
Thanks for the thumbs up!

The game doesn’t use move controllers for features. Just the camera. Maybe next time. We have some ready designs for this but they didn’t make it here and we also like the idea of bare handed combat and having nothing breakable in your hands allowing you to move as freely and frantically as you like.

Will you guys release a patch for move support?Would be cool if you could use the move as a weapon.

“But we are working on it now and we’ll be releasing it a bit later.”

I’ll check it out later then.

Teemu Mäki-Patola 24 November, 2010 @ 14:36
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Sorry about that, we were tight with the schedule as it was. Demo/Trial is coming in January.

I expected a bit lower price point but I am cheap when I have to spend my own money on games :-) I will on this one. I promised publicly so there is no way back :)

@Teemu Mäki-Patola
I guess you don´t fasten it to your wrist ;)

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Ace! This is will be my winter remedy for laughs and a summer six-pack.

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