The motion-sensing device, which will allow games to be played without a controller, is to have 15 titles at launch.
The headlining release will be Kinect Sports, which will feature hurdles, football, bowling, long jump, table tennis, volleyball and boxing mini-games.
The Mario Kart-inspired Kinect Joyride will be played using an imaginary steering wheel, while Kinect Adventures! will have players duck and dive through river rapids and caves to collect icons, and also be Facebook compatible for photos and video uploading.
It was further announced that Ubisoft's Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and Harmonix's Dance Central will be available exclusively for Xbox 360 from launch day.
Outside of games, the device will allow the user to sign in via facial recognition and navigate the dashboard through voice commands prefaced by the word 'Xbox', allowing the user to pause a film by announcing "Xbox Pause", or loading the Zune service with "Xbox Music".
The device can also be used for video calls with the Video Kinect service, compatible with both Xbox Live and Windows Messenger, and will offer video sharing and motion tracking through a motorised sensor at the base.
"Kinect makes the gaming and entertainment experience more organic and free-flowing," said corporate vice president of global marketing Mike Delman. "It doesn't have the barriers that can sometimes keep people from participating."
Kinect will launch in all regions where Xbox 360 systems are currently sold, with a worldwide release coming shortly after the North American date of November 4.
The details were announced at Microsoft's press conference at E3 2010.
The full North American launch list:
Game Part In Motion
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
Deca Sports Freedom
Sonic Free Riders
EA Sports Active 2
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved