Majesco Entertainment, whose previous Kinect games include Hulk Hogan's Main Event and Zumba Fitness, will release Twister Mania, a Hasbro-sanctioned adaptation of the popular, 45 year-old party game Twister, in November 2011. In a press release, Majesco promises to maintain all of the (wait for it) "uninhibited, physical fun" of the original:
"I myself have fond memories of the laughs and outrageous fun I’ve had when playing with friends and family,” Jesse Sutton, the CEO of Majesco said in the release. “Our game introduces a brand new play pattern that is perfect for what Kinect was designed to do. Twister Mania for Kinect is as much fun to watch as it is to play and it’s shaping up to be one of the most contagious Kinect party games released.”
Up to eight contortionists will be able to play Twister Mania at once, though the video game version looks little like the polka-dotted floor mat you may be used to. The press release describes several different kinds of gameplay, including body contortion to "match your opponent's silhouette, knock[ing] down blocks against the clock and fill[ing] in thousands of crazy shapes of all sizes and themes!" In other words, rather than having to place your hands on feet on colored circles, it looks like you'll have to bend, twist and kick into different positions, all while standing.
There's no video of the gameplay quite yet, but we do have some screenshots. Twister Mania for Xbox 360 Kinect will be released in November 2011, just in time for the holiday season--or, as the cynic inside me says, winter prom.