Microsoft’s controller-free Kinect peripheral has been out for nearly a year now (where does the time go?) and its game library still resembles a toddler’s playpen filled with unused, uninteresting toys. Meanwhile, the hardcore crowd has largely continued to scoff at the Kinect as a device with no real value to them. That’s all about to change, however, as Kinect is receiving its very first Mature-rated title, Rise of Nightmares, courtesy of Sega.
The game’s debut, red-band trailer, while full of blood, dismemberment and decapitation, remains a light-hearted and silly affair thanks to some goofy music and over-the-top presentation. Sega is no stranger to this sort of wacky, on-rails experience, having developed House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii and PS3. Of course, Rise of Nightmares looks to employ a more full-body control scheme given the nature of Kinect. It’s really just nice to see something other than a family-oriented game on Kinect – gives me hope for its future. Head past the break to see the full trailer.