Originally revealed at 2010's Tokyo Game Show with a live-action trailer under the project name “Codename D,” Suda 51 has pulled out all the stops this year to show his newly minted Diabolical Pitch in its full, Kinect-fueled glory.
Yes, gaming’s greatest punk designer is making a Kinect game. Set in an amusement park, players must take advantage of baseball-inspired motions and weapons to conquer their animal-headed foes and escape the park alive. Animal-faced-enemies? Baseball-centric combat? A freakish amusement park of the damned? This is definitely a Suda 51 game.
Though Diabolical Pitch doesn’t have a solid release date, Grasshopper Manufacture is aiming for some time in 2012, bringing the game exclusively to Kinect. The game takes advantage of its full-body motion tracking for not only pitching, catching, and baseball bat swinging, but ducking, jumping, kicking, and (presumably) sliding as well.
By Shelby Reiches