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Sesame Street preschool game hits Kinect consoles


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) has officially launched Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, a video game aimed at kids under seven designed specifically for the controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360.

Developed for WBIE by Double Fine Productions, the game is the company’s fourth Sesame Street title and the first for the Kinect platform. It allows young players to interact with Sesame Street characters, such as Cookie Monster, Elmo, Grover and Oscar the Grouch, as well as new monsters within an interactive storybook.

The game made its debut at this year’s E3 and was touted as one that highlights the use of more experiential dual playing among young kids. Additionally, features such as Kinect’s voice-recognition tool are being tapped through Once Upon a Monster to develop vocabulary skills among preschoolers. It was designed by a social and emotional curriculum set forth from Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street.

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