Tomorrow, with the launch of Wreckateer, Microsoft will introduce the new cross-game Avatar Famestars reward program, hooking our Avatars up with new outfits and props for completing certain tasks in-game.
While current Avatar rewards can be seen while scoping out someone's profile, these new Famestars rewards can only be used while you're playing a Famestar equipped game. However, any reward you're granted in, let's say Wreckateer, can also be used in any other Famestar game.
So what other games will support the Avatar Famestar program? Quite a few actually. As we mentioned Wreckateer launches tomorrow and will kick things off, but other XBLA games – Full House Poker and A World of Keflings – will also receive updates that bring the program over on July 25th. Get all the details and a preview of some of the rewards below.
• Earn Fame in a variety of games, including Wreckateer, and updates to Full House Poker and A World of Keflings to support the new program.
• As you earn Fame, unlock new avatar items and outfits, showing off your skills and achievements inside the games.
• Carry over your Fame from one game to the next – wear your FameStar outfit from Full House Poker in A World of Keflings. As new games release that support Avatar FameStar, you’ll have more ways to show off!
• Future titles that will support Avatar FameStar include Avatar Motocross Madness, Fire Pro Wrestling, and Homerun Stars. Keep an eye out for these and even more exciting new games!
Titles available at the launch of Famestars
Wreckateer uses the Kinect to put you in control of a massive castle-wrecking Ballista. With the help of Wreck and Tinker, use 6 magic projectiles to travel the land and destroy 60 castles.
Full House Poker
Go all-in with Full House Poker! Play Texas Hold ‘Em against your friends and thousands of players worldwide, and bring your personality to the table with unique tells and unlockables galore. Save your player progression and winnings between sessions as you increase the stakes and make your mark as a Full House Poker pro!
A World of Keflings
Build a robot, rescue the princess, make friends with a dragon and help a creepy witch get even creepier. Take your Xbox LIVE Avatar on a journey through exotic lands while you help the tiny Keflings build and customize their kingdoms! Play with a friend on the same console or with three friends over Xbox LIVE in this story-based, kingdom-building adventure.
Upcoming Avatar Famestars titles
Fire Pro Wrestling
Welcome to Fire Pro Wrestling, a raucous, light-hearted party wrestling game featuring your Avatar. Body slam your friends and family alike. Engage in fun, fast-paced single player modes as well as great same screen and Xbox LIVE multiplayer Battle Royals for up to 4 of your friends. If you like co-op play try out 2-on-2 tag team matches with custom Tag team moves that can only be performed by 2 players working together. Fire Pro Wrestling also allows you to customize your avatar wrestling style and looks with over 300 unlockable apparel items and more than 300 different wrestling moves. New attacks, aerials, grapples, and finishing moves are at your fingertips as you build and grow your character through a robust RPG style progression system!
Avatar Motocross Madness
The classic motocross series returns in Avatar Motocross Madness! Engage in intense motocross racing, exploration and social competition. Fly over huge jumps and perform insane tricks in extreme off-road races, competing with your friends in the Bike Club async social network. Challenge your friend’s times, beat their scores and race against their ghost to stay at the top of your club. Then take your bike to explore 3 vast environments, freestyle riding, collecting special items and discovering hidden secrets. Avatar Motocross Madness brings back all of the fun and excitement of the original series in a whole new way!
Stay tuned for more info about this amazing title coming soon!
While the announcement page didn't have any info to share about the upcoming Homerun Stars, we do know that it will be a baseball-themed Kinect title also featuring support for Microsoft's recently revealed SmartGlass technology.
So what do you think of the new Avatar Famestars program? Will it convince you buy to these upcoming titles, or do just the opposite? Hit the comments and let us know!