EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Dec. 8, 2010 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the latest DanceDanceRevolution game will make its triumphant return to the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The new release will combine the innovative pick-up-and-play mechanics DanceDanceRevolution fans have come to love, with the physically engaging and interactive gameplay that has made the franchise a classic.
DanceDanceRevolution on Xbox 360 features two new gameplay modes - Dance Off and Club Mode - both filled with non-stop dancing action. In Dance Off, up to four players can take to the dance mat, each taking turns, similar to a dance battle. The winner is the dancer who can step and dance accurately to the arrows. Special gimmicks await players to add for an extra level of challenge as well.
Club Mode is a feature designed for the more hardcore DanceDanceRevolution fan, allowing players to play four to 20 songs back-to-back with varying difficulty levels depending on how well they perform. If the player changes the options to non-stop, they can keep dancing, regardless of the Dance Gauge! The game also features a high-difficulty level - the Challenge Level - for the experienced player with diagonal arrows added to the standard up, down, right and left arrows.
DanceDanceRevolution for Xbox 360 will come fully equipped with the Visual Jockey, a feature which awards dancing pros with new on-screen graphics for a more engaging gameplay experience. Additionally, players can use their Xbox LIVE™ Vision camera to appear in-game and watch themselves dance on screen. In true DanceDanceRevolution fashion, the game boasts a vast song roster with 20 licensed tracks from some of today's hottest musicians, and more than 30 original songs by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s original artists. Players can also download new songs and add them to their playlist through Xbox LIVE.
DanceDanceRevolution for Xbox 360 is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2011. For more information, please visit our product page at www.konami.com/download
Originally debuting in arcades in 1998, DanceDanceRevolution has been available on most consoles including Xbox® 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and Wii™. Revolutionizing the get-up-and move concept for video games, DanceDanceRevolution combines high energy music with fun-filled gameplay. The game has swept into the pop culture psyche as it has had its own television program on CBS, is regularly featured on primetime television, music videos and feature films, has its own fan club and fan sites, is part of the physical education program in many school districts, and is a featured workout in fitness clubs across the United States.
About Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.
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