E3 2012: Dance Central 3 announced

by: Jeremy -
Microsoft and Harmonix have unveiled Dance Central 3 at their E3 press conference. The third installment in the hit dance franchise will bring together a variety of dance moves across numerous generations, from the 1070‘s until now.. The trailer shown for the game included samples of tracks and dances including the Hustle, the Dougie, and dances designed by and featuring Usher (and his current track, Scream).

The new game, which will launch this Fall exclusively for the Xbox 360, will feature 40 tracks on the disc from Usher, Gloria Gaynor, 50 Cent, and more. The game will also feature an all new multiplayer mode for up to 8 players.

Those interested can read the full press release announcing the game on the next page or check out the trailer below:

HARMONIX’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DANCE FRANCHISE RETURNS THIS FALL WITH DANCE CENTRAL 3!
 
Cambridge, MA/Los Angeles, CA – June 4th, 2012– Today at the Microsoft E3 Media Briefing in Los Angeles it was revealed that Harmonix’s best-selling dance franchise on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® will return this fall with Dance Central™ 3!

Music and rhythm game innovator Harmonix continues to expand on the Dance Central universe with electrifying new features that keep the party going, including an all-new multiplayer mode for up to eight players, and the hottest, most diverse soundtrack yet, featuring Usher, Gloria Gaynor, 50 Cent and many more!

In Dance Central 3, players get sent back in time to dance their way through the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s and beyond – learning popular dance crazes like “The Hustle,” “Electric Slide” and “The Dougie,” alongside the hottest moves from today. The beat keeps rocking with an innovative new party mode for up to eight players, the ability to import your songs from previous Dance Central titles, and more*! The best full-body dance experience on Kinect for Xbox 360 is better in every way with Dance Central 3!

Dance Central 3 features brand new ways to play with your friends, including the innovative Crew Throwdown mode. With support for up to eight players, Crew Throwdown pits two teams of up to four dancers head-to-head in a series of performances, dance battles, and fresh mini-games to prove who’s the hottest crew on the dance floor! Crew Throwdown features innovative gameplay, including the all-new rhythm-tracking Keep the Beat mini-game and Make Your Move, which will have players competing head-to-head as they create fresh routines on the fly!

With more than 40 tracks on the disc, Dance Central 3 features the most exciting and diverse soundtrack in the franchise to date, including:

    50 Cent – “In Da Club”
    Cali Swag District – “Teach Me How to Dougie”
    Cobra Starship ft. Sabi – “You Make Me Feel…”
    E.U. – “Da’ Butt”
    Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – “Stereo Love”
    Gloria Gaynor – “I Will Survive”
    Marcia Griffiths – “Electric Boogie”
    Usher ft. Will.I.Am – “OMG”
    Usher – “Scream”
    Van McCoy – “The Hustle”

Harmonix also released the first of many behind-the-scenes videos, which give fans a close and personal look at Dance Central 3! The video is available here: http://youtu.be/JC7D6g1lgBI
 
For additional information on Dance Central 3, as well as new art and video assets, please visit http://www.dancecentral.com/press.
 
Follow Dance Central on Twitter (http://twitter.com/dance_central) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/dancecentral).
 
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About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.
 
© 2012 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Dance Central, Dance Central 3 and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. Dance Central and Dance Central 3 developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
 
* An additional fee, Xbox LIVE®, storage device and the original Dance Central or Dance Central 2 game are required to import songs from Dance Central or Dance Central 2, respectively.
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