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.
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.

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