miCoach: New interactive training system for PS3 / Xbox 360

By Tina Chubb - Jun 6, 2011

We have some rather interesting news now for all you fitness and sports fanatics out there that own an Xbox 360 with a Kinect device or a PlayStation 3 with Move controllers, as both THQ and Adidas have just unveiled a new interactive athletic training system for the PS3 and Xbox 360 called miCoach.

As Dale North over at destructoid.com recently noted, the miCoach title provides users with training programs developed for a number of sports including soccer, tennis, running and basketball. Sports stars such as Dwight Howard, Tyson Gay and Ana Ivanovic have all signed to appear in the title as trainers.

The miCoach game enables players to choose their individual fitness goals, and then takes over to coach them along the way. Players will be displayed inside the game using Sony’s PlayStation Move camera for the PS3 or Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for the Xbox 360.

Sports stars will be seen exercising alongside the player, while the game keeps a track of the player’s progress. When speaking about his recording session that took place a few weeks back, Orlando Magic basketball star Dwight Howard said that he was hurting so much after that he had to go and get a massage.

Although we haven’t got news of a release date as of yet, we do know that the miCoach title should be arriving in the early part of 2012. Would you buy the miCoach interactive athletic training system for the Kinect / Move?

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