DDR dances away with VMA
Konami's shimmy-shaker wins "Best Video Game Soundtrack" award at MTV's Video Music Awards.
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The three-pronged spotlight at MTV's Video Music Awards may have belonged to Hurricane Katrina, Suge Knight's leg, and multiple-award-winner Green Day, but don't tell that to Konami. The publisher proudly flaunted the fact that it took home the award for "Best Video Game Soundtrack" for Dance Dance Revolution Extreme. The award show, which recognizes the best in music and music videos, took place in Miami on Sunday.
The game, which has players dancing to the beat of songs by timing their steps to onscreen cues, is part of the Dance Dance Revolution phenomenon that has seen everything from national tournaments to an entertaining way to boost teen self-esteem through weight loss. Dance Dance Revolution Extreme was released for the PlayStation 2 in September last year.
"It's a great honor to receive this prestigious award, especially among all the other top video games in this category," said Jason Enos, product manager for Konami Digital Entertainment America. "DDR is all about the music and that is why Konami spends so much time and effort ensuring that each new DDR game includes the best possible collection of songs. We are deeply appreciative of the recognition from MTV as well as the fans of DDR."
The award-winning track included songs from well-known artists and up-and-coming talent, including Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Paul Oakenfold, and BT. DDR Extreme was up against Electronic Arts' Def Jam: Fight for New York and Madden NFL 2005, Rockstar Games' Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, and Activision's Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme is rated E for Everyone and retails for $39.99. For more information on the game, waltz over to GameSpot's full review. Konami is currently working on a sequel to the game, set for release this September.