Welcome to Kinect Sports Rivals! Enjoy the sporting life in this stunning, action-packed setting: an island out of legend, an arena for contenders from all over the world to match their skills in top-tier showdowns.
In this new age of bleeding-edge technology, competitors arrive on the island in the form of virtual Champions. Now it's your turn. Will your ambition lead you to glory alongside the greats of your day, or higher still to a pedestal among the most lauded Champions of all time?
Joining one of the island's three top teams at the conclusion of Kinect Sports Rivals' story events will allow you to stand shoulder to shoulder with like-minded teammates.
Eagle Legion: Loyal, honorable and dedicated. Help high-flyers Blake and Carmen to reaffirm Eagle Legion's hard-won reputation as they counter hearsay and underhand tactics with integrity and pure sporting skill.
Wolf Clan: Proud, primal and uninhibited. Join Vargu and Eve as this father and daughter strive to impress clashing leadership tactics on each other, always remaining fiercely loyal to the island they call home.
Viper Network: Crafty, cutting-edge and opportunistic. Enter the corporate Viper world to explore shades of gray and earn the trust of a naturally distrustful team through ice-cold captain Zara and low-profile CEO Max.
Kinect for Xbox One will scan your face and body to unleash you onto the island as a mighty one-of-a-kind Champion. Then you'll take on other Champions from across the globe - some directly controlled by players, others competing in their stead while they're offline.
If you choose to share your Champion with others, your friends may still see your Champion competing in their races even when you're not online, replicating your own play style as closely as possible!
Once Kinect Sports Rivals is installing, you can launch it for the first time by selecting it from your Home screen. It can also be found within My Games and Apps.
Sign-In Screen: The primary player's progress and preferences are used when playing the game. To add another player, select an empty button and choose a profile or guest. To change the primary player, select their button and choose a profile to replace them. To remove a player, select them and choose Sign Out. Removing the primary player will return you to the Start screen.
Options Screen: This can be accessed from the island map by highlighting My Game and selecting the Options recommendation. It allows you to review Coach's training sessions, turn in-game subtitles on or off, launch Game Help and more!
Pause Screen: Kinect Sports Rivals can be paused by pressing the Menu button on your Xbox One Wireless Controller. From here you can Resume the current event, Restart it from the beginning or Quit the event without finishing.
Voice commands are not available in all locales. Check xbox.com for a list of supported regions.
You can return to the Champion creation process from the island map whenever you want to create a Champion for another player or rescan your own.
Not all events support four in-room players. To determine who takes part in the next event, select Change Players. Note that this may also adjust your opposition to keep the playing field level! Some events, like a challenge from a Rival, require a specific Champion to be involved.
Eagle Legion, Wolf Clan and Viper Network story events will also start to pop up in your recommendations on the island map. Only the completion of an active story event will bring the next one into play. Taking part in a story event doesn't align you to a team at first - you're just getting to know each other. When it's time to pick a side, Coach will let you know!
Any XP earned will also be awarded after an event. You have an XP total for each sport which is increased by competing, winning and performing Crowd Pleasers. Accumulating XP is crucial to obtaining new equipment, unlocking new event routes and patterns, and generally revealing new ways to play.
The map acts as your hub, where you can keep track of your personal progress and available events. You'll soon see pop-ups appear at the island's many locations. Rotating the map will reveal themed recommendations, from Wake Racing in the harbor to changing your options in the My Game area.
When you start the game, the map will show your Top Picks. These are recommendations based on your play history, your Rivals' activity and the players currently in the room.
Some recommendations may be closed off at first, but Coach's training will usually fix that. Note that recommendations may not be immediately available if Kinect Sports Rivals is still installing to your Xbox One console.
Note that you must be connected to Xbox Live while playing events to earn League Fans, or the Fans counter will not be displayed. Coins and XP can be earned at any time.
All items in the Locker are yours and can be equipped right away. To browse through the outfits and equipment, close your hand over a row and swipe to the side. Hold the hand icon over equipment to see a preview. When you've found an item you like, just select it to gear up!
To start shopping, navigate to the Store area of the island or select the Store shortcut from your Locker.
When playing together over Xbox Live, the player who sent the invite (the Host) selects events from a list of recommendations. The match can be ended at any time by selecting End Session.
From here you can view and share images of your Champion by using the gallery, compare your progress with Rivals and view the latest news stories and prizes to be won. Boost your league standing by taking part in frequent Rivals League Challenges as you pick up more and more Fans on the road to glory.
All this in one tasteful package. When you have the Hub installed, select the pop-up from the island map to fire it up.
Look after your stamina gauge. Hold on and rest when you need to. If you run out of stamina, you'll fall; if this happens, act fast and grab back on before you drop too far. Be careful if the wind picks up or you grab an electrified grip. If you fall in these situations, you can't grab back on!
If you need a reminder of the in-game movements and corresponding gestures for a specific sport, see the Playing the Sports section and select the event that you want to brush up on. Or you can revisit Coach's training videos from within the game by highlighting My Game on the island map and selecting the Options recommendation.
For community support, visit forums.xbox.com.
If you have any general feedback on Kinect Sports Rivals, you can submit it to the developer on Facebook at KinectSportsOfficial or on Twitter at @KSRivals.