E3 2011: Dance Central 2, Kinect Sports 2 confirmed

Harmonix and Microsoft officially announce new dance and athletic-themed games; release dates TBA.

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LOS ANGELES--Over the weekend, domain name registrations hinted that Microsoft would use its E3 2011 media briefing to unveil Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports 2, and that's exactly what happened.

Today at the company's briefing, Harmonix officially confirmed that Dance Central 2 is in development. The news comes as little surprise, as the Boston-area developer confirmed that it would be unveiling a new title at E3 2011.

Dance Central 2 lets gamers shake it all over again.

According to the Harmonix representative showing the game, all original Dance Central songs can be imported into Dance Central 2. Additionally, the game will sport a new campaign mode, as well as simultaneous multiplayer dancing.

Microsoft also officially announced Kinect Sports Season 2, a sequel to the million-selling Kinect Sports. According to Microsoft, skiing, baseball, golf, darts, tennis, and football will all be included in the new game.

For more on everything Microsoft announced at its E3 2011 media briefing, check out GameSpot's liveblog of the event.

Discussion

6 comments
sagelund
sagelund

@zzamaro Sometimes people play for the sake of a good time. I played a kinect for the first time yesterday, and it was fun with a group of friends to act like an idiot and just have fun. Please remember, while everyone else is socializing, having fun, and being "casual", you are alone. Don't ever discount games just because they aren't hardcore.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

My girlfriend will be glad to hear about DC2.

zzamaro
zzamaro

awesome for kinect users enjoy them people, while you'll be enjoying all of these kinect games, I'll be playing the new zelda, the new uncharted, last guardian, etc.etc.

pokecharm
pokecharm

of all the Kinect games, Dance Central was one of the few that looked interesting and played well when you watched the people playing it.

therokito
therokito

I for one am really looking forward to Dance Central 2, the multiplayer support is looks awesome, definately something that was needed.