Acclaimed author, spiritualist and alt-medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra isn't normally a name you associate with video games. Yet it's a super-team in the making, with THQ stepping up to publish Deepak Chopra's Leela for an Xbox 360 and Wii release on November 8.
The game is described in a new press release as "a ground-breaking journey of mind and body that combines ancient relaxation and meditation techniques with the seamless technology of Wii [and Xbox 360]." Full motion controls for the Nintendo console and, as you've probably already guessed, Kinect support for the 360.
A report from the Associated Press offers some hint of what to expect: "Seven different interactive exercises based on the seven 'chakras,' the points along the body that Chopra says serve as energy centers, task players with moving their bodies to control graphics onscreen set to a soothing soundtrack. The mini-games increase in difficulty, but Leela places no importance on a final score or even finishing the exercises."
So, uh... do you think there'll be Achievements?
One example of the game in action describes the "root chakra exercise," in which players "tilt their hips to seed a virtual planet." Meanwhile, the heart chakra involves using your hands to "harness fireballs to release gems embedded in descending rocks." Sounds trippy. Fun too. And c'mon, the 360 has been needing its own Flower, right?