Dance Dance Revolution reignites on 360 early 2011

Konami arcade rhythm game returns to Microsoft console after two-year hiatus; game to feature new modes, 50 songs on the disc.

After 2008's Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3, Konami's original arcade rhythm game series took a breather from the Xbox 360. After a couple of years on the sidelines, the franchise is ready to return to Microsoft's dance floor once again, as Konami this week announced Dance Dance Revolution for the Xbox 360.

Next year, the Xbox 360 gets served.

Set for release in the first quarter of 2011, the Xbox 360 version of Dance Dance Revolution will return to the series' familiar dance mat gameplay, bringing some new modes with it. The Dance Off mode will let up to four players take turns playing on a single dance mat, while Club mode allows marathon dance cards of up to 20 songs with difficulty levels that adapt to the player's performance.

The game also features a Challenge Level mode that incorporates diagonal arrows on the dance mat, and Xbox Live Vision camera support so players can see themselves onscreen. Dance Dance Revolution will come with more than 50 songs on the disc: 20 licensed tracks and 30 original Konami tunes. However, players eager for more will be able to purchase additional tracks as downloadable content from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Dance Dance Revolution launched on the PlayStation 3 and Wii last month, alongside an Xbox 360 spin-off of sorts. Although Konami's Kinect launch title Dance Masters didn't bear the signature series' branding, it was introduced at the publisher's Electronic Entertainment Expo conference as "a revolution" for the Dance Dance series. Konami's announcement for the Xbox 360 edition of Dance Dance Revolution made no mention of support for Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensing camera.

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the_real_luigi
the_real_luigi

DDR is now DATED! Come on Konami, get with the times! Sheesh! We have Dance Central now. Give us some real dance moves and songs for once!

mightEone
mightEone

DDR=lame. This aged formula is not fun anymore and with Kinect, Move and Wii there are superior dance games out there. Rythm games as a whole are boring. All you do is match the analog stick with the arrow or step your foot on the mat to match the arrow. Dancing? I think NOT. Did Michael Jackson step on arrows? Did Elvis shake his hips on arrows? NOOOO.

howie1926
howie1926

I used to love DDR...but I think I am a little too old for it now. I would probably break something.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@IceJester45 Yup, I think Dance Central sent dance mats the way of the dodo.

gamerpipe
gamerpipe

That's great. I need to practice. I'm an embarrassment to arcade games shops when I use dance dance revolution . the game start and finish before I stomp a correct arrow.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

I was about to say what Ice Jester said .

IceJester45
IceJester45

After Dance Central, I don't think I want to touch another dance mat again.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

As long as it comes with a DDR pad and proper music, I'm game.

mattcake
mattcake

I'm a 34 yr old male who has never danced in his life and even I get a kick out of Dance Central. Granted its mainly because I am impressed by the tech and know its tracking my whole body, but I also know I'm dancing properly for once - and you cant cheat it :) This "step on the right square" or in the case of the wii "shake your arm about a bit" gameplay is now looking very very tired in comparison. Anyone who actually properly enjoys dancing would never resent dropping the money on Kinect + DC, pricey though it is.

dirtyvu
dirtyvu

I loved DDR back in the day. Heck, I bought super high quality 1.5" foam pads for my PS2 that cost a lot. But it's hard to go back to doing dance pads once you try out Dance Central and Dance Masters. I guess DDR is for the poor people who can't afford a Kinect. Konami did the next gen DDR (and from the same creator too) with Dance Masters. If you want DDR but at a higher level, try out Dance Masters.

XAF1
XAF1

I agree at this point. DDR is way past its prime. It's been there and done that to the max.

buft
buft

I'm not sure the dance mat based dance games still have a place in a market where other superior competitors exist, even if it could what can the new DDR game offer over the last one? new song choice? that should be downloadable content if anything. the market has changed since the PS2 era and games like lips, rockband and guitar hero have proven the saturation of the market with annualised updates doesnt work.