In addition to announcing the game at this morning’s Microsoft press conference, Harmonix has revealed the first public trailer for the upcoming Dance Central 2. The trailer, shown below, highlights many of the improvements that will be incorporated into the sequel including improved multiplayer, an expanded tracklist, improved variety of song genres, and support for all of the DLC and the original tracks from the previous games.
The new game will be out later this year. You can read the full press release regarding the new title on the next page.
HARMONIX HEADS BACK TO THE DANCE FLOOR WITH DANCE CENTRAL™2
Sequel to the best-selling dance game for Kinect for Xbox 360 now features
simultaneous multiplayer dancing set to a killer new soundtrack!
Import songs from the original Dance Central disc and existing add-on content
– more than 100 songs available at launch!
Cambridge, MA/Los Angeles, CA – June 6, 2011 –Today at the Microsoft E3 Media Briefing,Harmonix Music Systems, the premier music video game developer, gave the world its first look at Dance Central™2, the highly anticipated sequel to the first controller-free, full body-tracking, fully immersive dance video game, available exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360®.
Dance Central 2 keeps the wildly addictive Dance Central experience going with a new focus on simultaneous multiplayer. Friends can now team up in Perform It or go head-to-head in a simultaneous dance off within Dance Battle. Additionally, players can seamlessly drop in or out at any point during a song, so the party never has to stop!
The title was revealed during an on stage performance by Harmonix. The demonstration showed off simultaneous full body tracking for two players, drop-in/drop-out functionality, and more amazing authentic choreography. Dance Central 2 will be playable on the E3 Expo floor within the Microsoft Booth.
Along with the announcement, Harmonix unveiled the first batch of new dance hits and booty-shaking classics from the Dance Central 2 soundtrack. Fans will be able to import songs from the original Dance Central disc and add-on content for the game into their Dance Central 2 Music Library, with access to more than 100 songs will be available at launch!* Dance Central 2 will feature an unparalleled on-disc soundtrack, including:
Rihanna – “Rude Boy”
Nicki Minaj – “Massive Attack”
Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It”
La Roux – “Bulletproof”
Far East Movement – “Like a G6”
B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ on You”
Bananarama – “Venus”
Usher – “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”
Available later this year, Dance Central 2 also expands the Dance Central universe with new venues, characters and game modes. Players will meet new “dance crews” and be able to team up with their friends or challenge them to a head-to-head Dance Battle, proving once and for all who really has the best moves!
Harmonix also released a behind the scenes video today, giving fans of the Dance Central franchise their first look at Dance Central™2 from inside Harmonix. The video is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaHh_NtopSE
For additional information on Dance Central 2, as well as new art and video assets, please visit http://www.dancecentral.com/press.
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*Available songs include downloadable content and disc import of the original Dance Central, additional purchases required.