Microsoft is going to be announcing more Xbox One titles at Gamescom this weekend and one of those seems to be a sequel to Fighters Uncaged.
The Kinect brawler for the Xbox 360 came under the spotlight on the weekend when a dedicated page on Ubisoft’s site mentioned a sequel called “Fighter Within”. The page has since then been removed.
Originally reported by All Games Beta, the page spoke of the sequel to utilize the improved Kinect sensor to bring a new found sense of realism in the fighting game. Additionally Fighters Within will feature local and online multiplayer for the first time in the series.
“New Kinect’s power dramatically improves the multiplayer experience,” reads the now-removed text, “allowing you to invite and defy your friends over a good fight right in your living room, or to compete online against the world to become the ultimate fighter.”
Here are some of the features that were mentioned alongside:
- True friends don’t pull their punches: Let off some steam and earn your bragging rights over your best mates in ultra-raw fighting sessions. New Kinect’s power dramatically improves the multiplayer experience, allowing you to invite and defy your friends over a good fight right in your living room, or to compete online against the world to become the ultimate fighter.
- Reveal your abilities: Kicks, punches, counters, throws, combos, special moves, everything you expect from a fighting game is there: Execute precise and amazing combos thanks to the new Kinect and use the huge diversity of gameplay to choose between core combat or special attacks to destroy your opponents.
- Think first, hit after: Skills are not enough to win a match, superior fighting tactics will give you the upper hand. Use your surroundings to your advantage, collect totems and position them wisely in the arena to power up your attacks, choose the right moves and signature attacks that will undermine your rival and finish him off with a devastating final blow.
The original Fighters Uncaged received terrible reviews from just about anyone. The then Kinect sensor brought about various issues in detecting player thrown punches, leaving players tired and unsatisfied.
Microsoft’s new Kinect is without a doubt a striking piece of technology and this time around Ubisoft may actually end up realizing a dream that went cold with Fighters Uncaged.