DDR Universe Updated Look

The Dance Dance Revolution will be televised...this time on the Xbox 360. We got an updated look at the game at the Konami winter press event.

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The ubiquitous Dance Dance Revolution series makes its next-generation debut next month with the release of Dance Dance Revolution Universe for the Xbox 360. In our previous looks, we've talked about the single-player modes but because this is an Xbox 360 game, our focus at the Konami press event was on the game's online components, which look to add an entirely new level of fun to the long-running dance series.

The dancing will continue online in DDR Universe, the series debut on the Xbox 360.

First and foremost, we've known for a while that the game will include the ability to download songs to add to the already jam-packed soundtrack shipping with the game, which features such artists as Jamiroqui, Kylie Minogue, New Order, and Goldfrapp. When the game was first announced, Konami hadn't yet decided on whether songs would be available as a pack or as individual downloads; we're pleased to report that you will be able to download individual tunes via Xbox Live. Better yet, the songs are going to run you only $1 apiece. Producers said there will be 10 songs available for download when the game launches in late March. In addition to the song downloads, DDR Universe will take advantage of its online components with things like a routine editor, which will let you create new step routines and upload them for other users to try out, head-to-head competitions, and Internet rankings to show off your top scores.

The single-player game features a video editor, which will let you create new background videos for your dance routines, as well as a metric ton of game modes. These modes include how-to-play tutorials and a supereasy mode for DDR beginners, as well as nonstop DJ megamixes to keep the music and the DDR routines going long into the night. DDR Universe is set to launch onto store shelves on March 27.

Discussion

37 comments
KAP_Bohica
KAP_Bohica

They should combine this game with guitar hero and make it really interesting

MagusMaleficus
MagusMaleficus

The pad won't be wireless, just like the Xbox 360 version of the Guitar Hero II X-Plorer isn't wireless. Microsoft won't allow third-party wireless peripherals, for whatever reason. Just watch a few videos or listen to a few podcasts by the GameSpot crew... You'll see/hear what I'm talking about.

solideagle13
solideagle13

This looks fun but I already made up my mind to shell out the $90 for Guitar Hero 2.

adilis01
adilis01

At first glace when i read the name DDR universe i thought its something about DDR ram memory from PC's. lol

B_dinosaur
B_dinosaur

i am not good at ddr, i have been told that i suck real bad, buts its fun though

Os1r1s
Os1r1s

well i preorder it at eb games, the version that comes with the pad and its 80 total, i know the game by itself is 50 i think, so 30 for the pad. I am pretty sure its wired.

rykh
rykh

I dont really care if the pads are wireless, a couple usb pads would be enough. Especially to keep the price down.

DesmondPills
DesmondPills

ok....DDR then Guitar Hero within like 2 weeks. I dont really care about a wireless dance pad i mean id rather not have to change the batteries out personally. DDR dominates when it comes to replay imo.

19D19O19M19
19D19O19M19

i wonder how much the mats r going to go for.....anyone know

pdo4545
pdo4545

I wonder if theres lik a 70s mode where you do the disco in this game...?

Thryon
Thryon

I am looking forward to this game. I cannot wait to challenge the wife to bust a move.

Ivoryblaze
Ivoryblaze

My wife is going to take over my 360 once this comes out, but hey at least I can burn those calories from all the junkfood I eat when playing!!

stoutlad
stoutlad

Have DDR Ultramix 2 on old xbox, and love it. Can't wait for this new release!! Seriously, this game is addictive, worse than caffeine or nicotine.

frinky27
frinky27

dont worry jay, im a bigger boy and i find the dinky mats work very well

winnerjay
winnerjay

ill probably try to get this. i think it would be alot of fun to play and i hear its an awesome workout, but im a pretty big boy. about 225lbs and i dont trust those dinky matts, but i cant afford one of the steel ones. so i dunno what ill do

karateyoyo
karateyoyo

One question: Wireless dance pad??? C'mon, there has to be a wireless dance pad!!!

Metilco
Metilco

As much as I may deny or hate to admit it, DDR is definately fun. Great party game, can't wait for it on 360.

Pedro7_2000
Pedro7_2000

I will definitely be getting this...I've been looking forward to it for a long while now. 1) I hope they plan to offer good wireless pads at launch. 2) The game better already offer a large number of quality tracks with the original game. The fact they'll already have 10 tracks available at launch for extra $money$ sounds like they should have already been included. DLC is supposed to enhance the game later in the products life cycle.

Aladdin610
Aladdin610

I've never played DDR before but this looks like fun!

GAMECAMILLER
GAMECAMILLER

1 buck for song is dirt cheap. Extra levels plus it'll work with all modes and dificult levels (that means diff versions of the song). Good value. It's nice to see the downloads program be used in a fair manner.

gamist
gamist

$1 per song is worth it. I will look forward to this game. Now, how about announcing the next Ace Combat!

blacktorn
blacktorn

I wonder how much teh pad and game will cost

KYOGRE
KYOGRE

Man, I'm glad to know that most of the songs are dance songs and electronica like they always have been. From some of the videos gamespot posted it appeared that all the tracks were nothing but crappy/ghetto R&B, hip hop junk. I don't want that in my DDR!

808crunk
808crunk

i hope they port this to the other systems too!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Not liking the look of this new DDR

Marth3001
Marth3001

"onto store shelves on March 27"- they better just be talking about the game alone and not the bundle, i've been waiting for a long time and last i heard was feb 27th

fmobliv06
fmobliv06

i can't wait for this. now all i need is enough money...

kennypoo
kennypoo

love kenny thats all i know, swing batta batta mumbo!

HandsomeDead
HandsomeDead

Any chance of this being released in the UK?

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Can't wait to get this on my 360. :)

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

You know, I don't mind companies doing microtransactions to further enhance the game, and so long as they're not withholding content that is available elsewhere (coughgodfathercough), I'm totally cool with that. There's nothing saying that you won't get a couple of freebies every once in a while, but companies need a way to offset development costs, and if they can do it by offering optional content at a price, then that's a good way to do it. No one has to buy them.

protoroll
protoroll

To nintendo warrior the songs can't be free. they have to pay for the license.

NintendoWarrior
NintendoWarrior

nice, wats with the 1$ microdownloads though? CMON KONAMI, MAKE THE SONGS FREE

NamcoKun
NamcoKun

I can't wait for this game ^_^!! I hope it have many good songs~!