Kinectimals for iPhone and iPad released

Microsoft has released Kinectimals for iOS, a version of its Kinectimals on Kinect for Xbox 360 game, working as both a standalone title and as a way of accessing new content in the console version. Available for $2.99 in the iOS App Store, the game runs on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; it has already been available through the Windows Phone Marketplace since late October.

For those with a copy of the Xbox 360 game, the mobile version allows you to take your pet with you on the move, playing with it while on the bus or tickling it while queueing in the store. There's also the ability to unlock five new pets using the mobile game, that then becomes available on the console version. Those without the main game can still use Kinectimals as a standalone title, however.

Although a Microsoft app for iOS isn't exactly a new thing – the company has a reasonably long history of pushing out titles for Apple's devices – a game is quite unusual. If you download it, let us know how you get on in the comments.