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Microsoft Releases Kinectimals for iOS

Software giant puts a game in its rival’s App Store for the first time.

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Microsoft software on Apple devices is hardly anything new. Office for Mac is one of the best-selling Apple software packages available. Neither is Microsoft software in the Apple App Store anything particularly new. The company has a number of apps in its rival’s store, including the recently released My Xbox Live app. One thing, however, Microsoft has never done: put a game in the App Store. That changed today with the release of Kinectimals [iTunes link].

The $2.99 app is a companion to the title of the same name on the company’s Xbox 360 console. In fact, those who already own Kinectimals for their Xbox can use the new app to unlock five new cubs to play with on the console version.

The news was broken this morning by Larry Hryb (@majornelson) on Twitter:

Kinectimals is now available for your iOS device http://t.co/jSSMvg4U 6 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Reactions on Twitter tended toward the sardonic:

Seriously, Kinectimals for iOS today, Sonic CD for iOS tomorrow… What’s coming out on Thursday, New Super Mario Bros iPad? 43 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Microsoft Cranks Out Two More iPhone Apps: Kinectimals and SkyDrive. Redmond is quite the iOS developer these days http://t.co/AAmgzhnx 1 hour ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Here are some screen shots from the app:

Kinectimals

Kinectimals

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