Wii gets 'Hottest' DDR yet

Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party to use dance mat and Wii Remote together, will allow four-player dancing.

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Staying Alive meets Super Fly?

When Dance Dance Revolution first arrived in the United States, it won critical acclaim and an audience that stretched beyond the traditional gamer market due in part to its unique dance-pad controller. When the Wii launched in the US last November, it was received with similar praise and enthusiasm from nontraditional gamers for its unique Wii Remote controller.

Konami today created an intersection between those two stories with the announcement of Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party for the Wii. Using a traditional DDR dance pad in conjunction with the Wii Remote, DDR Hottest Party requires players to match controller movements with the remote and Nunchuk attachment, as well as dance steps. The game will also support up to four players in multiple game modes and minigames.

In addition to the series' free play and workout modes, Hottest Party will challenge players to dance in synch with one another, as well as offer a new support mode and an updated battle mode. The game will also sport a new soundtrack with songs pulled from the last four decades of popular music.

Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party is slated for a 2007 release. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's first impressions.

Discussion

230 comments
B4UNaoki
B4UNaoki

oh, and flailing your arms around with a Wii CORDED to a Nunchuk? C'mon, just bring ParaParaParadise to the states instead, Bemani

B4UNaoki
B4UNaoki

It's a disappointment for fans of the DDR series.

psujar0688
psujar0688

I wonder if you could use the DDR Mario Mix mat with this game?

bubblez69
bubblez69

This looks awsome. I cant wait for it to come out.

earth79
earth79

sweet. i'm just getting into ddr again and this'll be great. it'd be nice if you could add your own music via sd memory card and create your own dance routines. i'd still buy it regardless but that would make the game so much cooler, don'cha think?

taylormmdude123
taylormmdude123

this had better come with a level lower than beginner, cuz i know i can't even do that on normal ddr!

zmantsunami
zmantsunami

wow...i suck at normal ddr wonder how bad im gonna suck at this one :)

Myrmidon_x
Myrmidon_x

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NND1
NND1

Im glad to own a wii

Swifty_Magee
Swifty_Magee

So not only do you have to dance, but flail your arms wildly about with the Wiimote and Nunchuck? I seriously wonder if I know anyone that is that coordinated; most of my friends are either geeks or drunks! Guess that could make the game a lot funnier, though...

DFTricks
DFTricks

sounds more then ineresting ^^

bgres077
bgres077

Interesting, I can't even do standard DDR.

Eloy
Eloy

who knows!?...maybe we'll get a dance carpet bundle?

icemancell
icemancell

HA HA HA HA STAYIN ALIVE STAYIN ALIVE!!!

nazaric
nazaric

so this is gonna be like the rayman rabbits thing sort of?

rijnie
rijnie

another good gameplay game by nintendo

Grouchu
Grouchu

Think I'll just stick to playing DDR with my feet, thx.

KuroriKenshin
KuroriKenshin

The only problem with this is that no arcade style (metal) dance pads have gamecube type ports. I don't know how anyone can stand using those cheap cloth mat pads that move around too much, aren't sensitivite at all, and if you duck them to the floor, rip to shreds. Anyone who is good at DDR knows you can't pass any 8-10 step song with a good score without quality pads. Tell them to get in contact with Konami and offer arcade quality dance pads complete with the shock absorbers to offer any worth to home DDR gaming

LexLas
LexLas

Makes sense for the Wii to have the hottest dance revolution game. The Wii is known as an exercise machine of mind and body, but if the dance pads suck then we got a problem.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

The Wii is going to be very successful this gen. Far more successful than the GameCube every was. DDR should be great! Go, Wii60!!:D

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

Cool....I will wait for the PS3 or 360 though.

sasuke55
sasuke55

WOW! I have a hard enough time with just the feet on the harder lvls.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

feet AND hands??? lots of new challenges!

datniccah187
datniccah187

Haha my Wii is still in the box, dont know why i haven't opened it up yet, still trying to figure out if i want to sell it or not. But if i end up keeping it i'll probally pick up ddr, just because its ddr and ddr is awesome lol.

KingSigy
KingSigy

Would be interesting to see DDR with Wii controls

Arguyle
Arguyle

Great idea, but i'm not sure this will be outstanding. Cool to experience... but i'll stick to the traditional dance floor. Remember that moving your hands with a wire between your controller and nunchuk is like having both hands tied. Dancing hands tied ? ... not sure about it.

L1nk4L1f3
L1nk4L1f3

sounds like a good game even tho i dont like any of the others, o, and Nintendo just does drop shipments so stores have wiis u just have to be lucky, or go to walmart when they have them in their ads like i did :)

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

i dont know why they keep worrying about games games games for the wii system--i been trying to get me a wii system but no one ever has any--so i think nintendo needs to get their arses into gear and start flushing out enough consoles to support the demand--or releasing games arent going to do any good---i am sick and tired of them saying the demand is so high--when they can make 100's of thousands of these things a day-i cant believe that the demand is so high that if 1 million is released-they are sold in a matter of seconds--if sony is pushing out 100 thousand every other day then cant see why these companies cant get caught up with the demand--i think its all publicity-and a marketing scam--to keep demand up--my refund is in by the 9th of feb--if no wii--then i wont ever ever buy one

Tronofake
Tronofake

yea lol is going 2 better then the eyetoy

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

lol eyetoy. yes thats as good and interactive a system as Wii could ever hope to be lol

whiplash
whiplash

Wasn't there a DDR version that added movements via the EyeToy? I wonder if this will be similar...

lordofevilcr
lordofevilcr

Wiiiiiiii! I'm looking forward to it ^^.

Merl57
Merl57

yes finally nintendo!

TryMe01
TryMe01

yo dudes, IGN has a "hands on" feature written up and the game looks promising

Saphire_Kitsune
Saphire_Kitsune

I hope it's only an option to use both your feet AND hands, but this game does sound very cool. Though I hope the final release has much better graphics...

kTvTv3
kTvTv3

6icks_tea_4hoar has a point lol. will we look like dorks now that we have to move our hands? i dunno, but some ppl might improv and make it look awesome

elozl
elozl

Holy cow!! This time is a real dance lesson for you all !!! lol Just kidding! but of course we can loose some wight with this stuff!!

6icks_tea_4hoar
6icks_tea_4hoar

as much as i love ddr... if you're a good enough player, you can look kinda cool an a dance pad. with hand motions, there's really no way to escape looking like a dork. :lol: it'll still be fun though. :P