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Deepak Chopra's 'Leela' heading to 360 and Wii this November, isn't quite a game
THQ and Deepak Chopra are finally building out that lucrative partnership they agreed on late last year, with an announcement this week detailing 'Leela' as the first product to come from the collaboration.
Rather than task players with games based on Chopra's teachings -- said to be based on "mind-body healing" -- Leela intends to send you on "a ground-breaking journey of mind and body" when it arrives on November 8 for Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360.
"But what's the game part?" you ask. "A ground-breaking journey of mind and body where you have to race friends to nirvana, perhaps?" Not quite.
Leela instead "combines physical activity and meditation to create a fully immersive experience" says the press release. Okay, still confused. What do you actually do with this interactive ... thing? "Chakra-based meditations" are the only actual actions named on the product's "key features" list, and that only applies to the Kinect-enabled 360 version. So, it seems that this is essentially an application to help assist people in chilling out, via Deepak Chopra and his teachings.
Luckily, we found this preview of the game with the Associated Press: "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 root chakra exercise, for example, directs players to tilt their hips to seed a virtual planet."Color us ... intrigued.
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