DDR 360 does a 180

Next-gen rug-cutting, roof-raising will have to wait until next year as Konami has Dance Dance Revolution Universe slated for "early 2007."

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Originally scheduled for release this fall, the Dance Dance Revolution series debut on the Xbox 360 was pushed back into a holiday 2006-early 2007 release. Now it's solidly in the 2007 camp, as a Konami representative told GameSpot today the game definitely won't be out this year. The reason given for the delay was that the process of complying with Microsoft's protocols for third-party peripherals was proving more time consuming than originally expected.

DDR Universe will feature enhanced versions of the series' familiar edit, workout, quest, and party modes, as well as the new "how to play," trial, and supereasy modes, each of which is designed to make the fast-and-furious rhythm action more accessible for first timers. The game will also introduce the new relay mode, which invites groups of players to tag team the dance mat for some extended marathon dance sessions.

Like the DDR Ultramix games for the original Xbox, DDR Universe will feature Xbox Live support for online competitions and 360-exclusive downloadable song packs. Konami's representative told GameSpot that DDR Universe's dance pads will be wired but would not rule out the possibility of future DDR games on the Xbox 360 featuring wireless mats.

Dance Dance Revolution Universe is currently set for release in "early 2007." For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

71 comments
ajkloft
ajkloft

I love DDR :p I have all 4 for the original xbox and yes...i look dorky, and yes...girls do laugh...BUT girls LOVE to play it too...as long as you look like a dork first, they won't be as embarassed.

Sni7ch
Sni7ch

I heard it was between January-April...I know it is a big window but it was the best I have at the time. peace sni7ch out

Fryzam
Fryzam

I can't wait until Universe comes out. It is about time that they get a DDR out for the 360.

stoutlad
stoutlad

Sociologist, chill. No one likes anal internet personalities. Anyone can be a jerk on the internet. The majority of us find the adimittedly cheesy titles a welcome relief from a world that takes itself all too seriously.

Rhubarb9
Rhubarb9

sociologist, its the cheesyness that make it funny ;D

vercetti_dude2
vercetti_dude2

It just isn't DDR when you play it at home on a soft dance mat XD Maybe if I get rich I'll get an arcade in my HOUSE O_o

tidus9000
tidus9000

i never have liked playing DDR on a Dance mat, just never feels right and thus i must waste way too much money down at the arcade.

Sociologist
Sociologist

Brendan, or whoever comes up with these titles for news stories... you just need to STOP while you are ahead. Your titles are not clever, and are completely sophomoric and the mark of an amateur, (did you not take any journalism classes in college ffs?). Reading your titles and journalistic style (or lack thereof) reminds me of watching Bob Saget's lame lines of America's funniest home videos from back in the day. Please just say "DDR 360 delayed" instead of making yourself look like a fool. That is all... thanks.

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

This is good news, more time for me to save money on a dance pad and the game itself, plus I will be too busy playing Gears of War.

awarriorofgamin
awarriorofgamin

lawl i wouldn't be caught dead playing that game (i doubt i could play it dead though)

chaos386
chaos386

All I care is if my current dance mats (which already have USB connectors, by the way) will work with this game. The same goes for any DDR games that come out for the PS3 and Wii.

firebubbles
firebubbles

darn. oh well. i guess i can wait a few months, i still have my old ddr games, i'll be ok.

Nukeulis
Nukeulis

well... they did actually post this a while ago ... so I'm not all that surprised. As others have said, as long as it's a solid mat that stays put I'll be ok. Want to make me really happy? Allow my PS2 -> USB converter to work so that I can use legacy mats. Nice extra: wireless mats! Hope Kaonomi is listening :)

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

wild_world_girl & dragkill: LIGHTEN UP. We're trying to do Variety-style headlines. And I actually think up most of these so send the hate mail my way.

xboxrulze
xboxrulze

I just want a mat that doesnt move across the room, out the door, up the stairs and out the window when I'm in the middle of Sandstorm.

Ivoryblaze
Ivoryblaze

I just hope we get some cool wireless pads that are made of good quality so I don't have to buy third party ones!

nix6six6
nix6six6

Noooooooo!!!!!! Its the only game that can get my girlfriend into playing!!!

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

this sucks. i sold my xbox last year to help pay for a 360 and then i couldn't use my xbox versions of ddr on the 360....now i can't even play the version i've been waiting for this year. grrr.

Toadstool1969
Toadstool1969

ratlhead_basic said, "" All controllers (including steering wheels, arcade sticks, etc.) must have a security chip which identifies the type of device for the Xbox 360. Without this chip, the Xbox 360 will not accept input from the device. This is the primary reason there is no "adapter" for expensive Xbox controllers (e.g. the Steel Battalion 40-button, two-joystick, 3-footpad monster) and there definitely won't be an adapter for your current Xbox dance pads. If you want to play DDR on an Xbox 360, you're going to have to buy a new pad.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

Say what you will but you cannot deny that DDR is still a very popular game. And quite fun. Unless you're lazy.

acummuta
acummuta

I've never actually played this before. I have people in my family that might be interested in this game though. No worries...I can wait a few months. Not in any hurry. Still nice that Microsoft is offering some Playstation-type variety on their console.

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

For get this game I am going to strap 12 Wii controlers on my body and make up my own dancing game!

Neoyamaneko
Neoyamaneko

2000 called and said "your 15 minutes is up, DDR"

granposho
granposho

Man, I didn't knew they were going to release it in the first place, man, I just couldn't care less

piecake
piecake

i'm up 4 playing it in a shop MON TEH 360!

afitxaxnxdx
afitxaxnxdx

O MY GAWD I AM SOOO ANGRY! Just kidding, I could care less...

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Have to agree with dragkill, that title is pretty lame.

dragkill
dragkill

"jeez dragkill .. what a party pooper lolz" I tried not to be. I mean come on, I honestly thought the title was lame :P

Squids-Ahoy
Squids-Ahoy

I think you can only move in 4 directions so many times before it gets old....

ratlhead_basic
ratlhead_basic

If the pads are going to be wired, come out with adapter to make existing Xbox pads compatible. Ridiculous that I"m going to have to rebuy the pads I already have on top of the game purchase. Greedy corporate America at its best.

Geneyuss5555
Geneyuss5555

Actually Generic_Dude, I had two wireless pads, and they only took two AAs and lasted a long time, as long as wireless controllers take. And I'd imagine it would be no more on a wireless guitar, all the batteries do is send a beam to the receiver, it doesnt matter how many buttons there are, just how much energy is needed, which nowadays is getting less and less. Im glad theyre taking time off for the 360 debut, they need to come out socking people in the mouth with it. That...and I can actually get it (hoping for a 360 for Christmas)!!!

ToddHagen
ToddHagen

Has everything about it that says "get it right" and there are a lot of legal types involved. I for one would welcome DDR 360 - variety is what makes a console strong. The games ARE fun - just not for everybody.

wild_world_girl
wild_world_girl

I'm with dragkill, lets get back to basics - it is getting harder to glance at news casually!

rbenns2
rbenns2

How about some good music this time - like Guitar Hero has.

psmashio
psmashio

jeez dragkill .. what a party pooper lolz

dragkill
dragkill

"DDR 360 does a 180" Who in the world thinks up these titles? >_> It would be better if it just said "DDR on 360 delayed".

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

At least we get some info - the coming month was jam-packed with great releases for 360 anyways. I don't mind the wait.

SecretWasianMan
SecretWasianMan

I wonder if they have Vision support. Whichever, I just hope its early 2007. I'm Asian and I need my friggin DDR damnit!!!! *Goes back and does Math homework*

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Meh, another stupid DDR game. That series really needs to die!!

thunderbirdX22
thunderbirdX22

will they release it also for the ps3? Hope the will for sure

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

You know how much batteries wireless dance mats and guitars would use up?

eternaldragonx
eternaldragonx

joy for the delay's wtf im sick of this sh1t-----e

oboewan9999
oboewan9999

No, wired is good! It's usb! That means we can use it for StepMania!