Digital training platform, miCoach, from adidas breaks into retail outlets across Europe and 505 announces Australian Release Date
SYDNEY, Australia – July 16 – Global sportswear brand, adidas, and international publisher of video games, 505 Games, brings the long-awaited adidas miCoach console game to aspiring athletes on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Sony’s PlayStation®3 across Europe from today and will be launching in Australia and New Zealand on July 26, 2012 via local distributer All Interactive Entertainment.
adidas miCoach, delivers a feature-rich, sports-specific approach to home console training systems and offers unparalleled connectivity, further enabling the millions of people worldwide who interact with the miCoach system through mobile apps and micoach.com to extend their training programme into their living rooms.
Boasting full motion-controlled support and complete optical body tracking with PlayStation®Move and the Kinect™ for Xbox 360 sensor, players can train alongside their sports heroes with over 400 exercises dedicated to optimising fitness levels for particular sports activities and add their achievements in the game to their existing miCoach exercise regime. PlayStation®3 users can also benefit from full USB heart rate monitor support for a truly complete picture of their performance.
miCoach features 18 of adidas’ globally recognised athletes across 6 different sports on-disc and via downloadable content; including Kaka, Manuel Neuer, Jessica Ennis, Ana Ivanovic, Will Genia and Ma’a Nonu for you to train side by side with.
In addition to training alongside players, every athlete presents a master class specific to their sport and there’s a special bonus master class from the manager of current La Liga Champions, Real Madrid’s, Jose Mourinho.
Simon Drabble, Director of miCoach business unit for adidas said “we are very excited to be bringing the miCoach console game to market, allowing you to train alongside your own heroes in a fun and engaging way.
“We’re taking our successful miCoach platform and broadening its reach to an even larger audience, by combining console technology and training for sports. This supports everybody to become better athletes, regardless of their fitness level.”
Tim Woodley, Head of Global Brand at 505 Games said “It’s been fantastic to partner with such a globally recognisable brand as adidas and on as ground breaking a product as adidas miCoach. We’ve seen athletes of all levels respond to how complete and; literally; exhaustive, the training offered by miCoach is and can’t wait to hear how consumers benefit from adding the game to their existing training schedule”
“Bringing something truly new to the sports training and fitness segment on consoles, integrating it into the wider miCoach eco-system and capitalising on a packed summer of sport in 2012 is just the start of a great relationship.”
The miCoach game has been in development for one and half years with UK developer Chromativity (formerly Lightning Fish Games) under exclusive license from adidas.