With Project Natal looming in the wings, you can expect Microsoft wants to keep as much under wraps with regards to its lineup of Natal titles until they make their big push during E3 2010. However, one title that has managed to slip through Microsoft’s grip a little early, River Rush.
The first details about the previously unannounced Wii Sports Resort-canoe-mini-game-clone came from the screenwriter of Slither and Dawn of the Dead James Gunn, who posted some no-hands impressions of the on his blog after he attended a recent Microsoft event, Joystiq reports.
As for River Rush, it sounds exactly like what you’d expect a rowing game to sound like. “It’s a game where you stand side by side in a river raft, so it’s two people playing at once. To move right, you have to step right; to move left, you have to step left,” explained Gunn. Players will also have to jump up to “slap floating stars,” which actually causes the entire raft to leap into the air.
I bet River Rush, as well as the oft seen human Breakout Natal game, will be part of a compilation game akin to Wii Sports, because there’s no real way they could be full blown games on their own. Or could they?