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KINECT for Xbox 360 has been hugely suc­cess­ful since its launch last year. What’s next for Microsoft’s con­troller-free gam­ing? Here are three ti­tles to keep an eye on.

Fruit Ninja Kinect

From Aus­tralian stu­dio Half­brick, Fruit Ninja will be the first Kinect ti­tle avail­able on Xbox Live Ar­cade. It’s go­ing to be a blast, too, thanks to re­spon­sive con­trols, two-per­son game­play and all the fruitchop­ping ac­tion that made Fruit Ninja a hit in the first place.

Kinect Star Wars

This ti­tle gives play­ers the chance to wield an imag­i­nary lightsaber and face off against iconic Star Wars en­e­mies, from droids to ran­cors. It will also fea­ture a num­ber of ve­hi­cle sec­tions, from pod rac­ing and speeder bikes to bat­tles in space.

Se­same Street: Once Upon a Mon­ster

Pre­sented as a se­ries of story books, Once Upon a Mon­ster aims to teach kids by hav­ing them in­ter­act with Elmo, Cookie Mon­ster and other char­ac­ters. Many ‘‘edu­tain­ment’’ ti­tles fall flat, but this is look­ing great.

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