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E3 2010: Dance Dance Revolution returns for Wii

Posted by: Jeremy at 6/17/2010 1:05 PM
Moving just your feet isn’t going to cut it in Konami’s next version of Dance Dance Revolution. The new version of the game, entitled just Dance Dance Revolution, will be released on the Nintendo Wii this coming fall.

The new game will boast new modes and options not previously available in the series. The game is being developed on the Wii in order to incorporate the motion control schemes of the Wiimote and get the entire body moving with the music. Not only will players be required to match the foot steps of each song, but the Wiimote must now be used to perform gestures and hand moves with the music.

Other modes being designed for the game will make use of not only the DDR dance pad, Wiimote, and nunchuk, but also the Wii Balance board. There will also be new multuiplayer modes that will allow up to 4 people to enjoy the game.

You can read the official press release after the jump and check out some early screenshots below:



Konami Announces All New Dance Dance Revolution for Wii

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - June 15, 2010 - Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. today announced DanceDanceRevolution for Wii™. Featuring an all-new Choreography Mode, a wide variety of hit music, and enhanced multiplayer capabilities, DanceDanceRevolution makes its triumphant return to the family-friendly platform with over 11 years of dance history.

“DanceDanceRevolution is back and better than ever, combining entertaining and physically engaging gameplay with all of Nintendo Wii’s interactive capabilities,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The newest addition to the DanceDanceRevolution family will offer fans the complete DanceDanceRevolution package full of movement, fitness and fun.”

DanceDanceRevolution will have players back on the mat with the introduction of the all-new Choreograph Style mode, allowing gamers to move with the model dancer on screen utilizing their body, mat controller, Wii Remote and Nunchuk, simultaneously. Completing the traditional style Wii gameplay, DanceDanceRevolution will also bring back the use of the Wii Balance Board™, taking the dance party to the next level with both beginner and expert dancers. As an added bonus, everyone can join in on the fun with a new multiplayer mode that allows up to four players to become the ultimate dancers using their upper body to follow the on-screen dance moves.

2010 has been an action-packed year for DanceDanceRevolution. The game has been recognized for its get-up-and-move fitness impact by a host of organizations. Konami has also partnered with high-profile sponsors including the West Virginia Children Health Insurance Program and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.and for the 2010 DanceDanceRevolution West Virginia State Championship Tournament. Konami has also brought its best-selling get-up-and-move video game to the biggest state in the union as part of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s award-winning program - 2010 California Governor’s Fitness Challenge.

DanceDanceRevolution will be available this fall for Wii. For assets and additional information, please visit www.konami.com/.

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