EDISON, N.J. – July 11 , 2013 – Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, in conjunction with global lifestyle brand Zumba ® Fitness, launched Zumba ® Dance today, marking the first time the dance-fitness brand is available in an interactive motion based format on iPad and Android tablets.
Fans of the global fitness-party movement, as well as newcomers to the Zumba ® program, can now maintain a healthy lifestyle and accomplish their fitness goals anywhere they take their tablets. The new app offers players an energizing, total-body workout through Zumba’s unique “exercise in disguise” program, with easy-to-follow routines set to chart-topping hits from popular artists such as Pitbull, LMFAO, Tiesto, as well as contagious Zumba original tracks. The game serves as a great tool to get people comfortable with the Zumba steps and ready for the ultimate Zumba experience: the live class.
“Today’s launch of Zumba ® Dance extends the Zumba experience to entirely new territory,” said Jesse Sutton, chief executive officer, Majesco Entertainment. “The game combines revolutionary motion-based tracking technology with the contagious fitness program to provide a fun and effective fitness solution no matter where you are.”
The Zumba ® Dance app combines a fitness experience with motion-tracking for the first time on a tablet. Using revolutionary technology, the app analyzes players’ movements, providing positive reinforcement and an effective interactive exercise session. Other key features of Zumba Dance include:
- lobal dance styles – Players can move to popular cultural dance styles from around the world, including Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Bollywood, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and more
- Progress tracking – Players can stay motivated with the Zumba ® Dance Progress Tracker that tracks workout statistics including calories burned, achievements earned, overall rank and technique score
- Customization – Z umba ® Dance lets players create classes ranging from 20 to 60 minutes based on their calorie burning and fitness goals. Players can also customize their own workout by creating a playlist of favorite routines and songs that best suit their busy lifestyle
- Accessibility – Zumba ® Dance offers a tutorial mode to help newcomers learn the basic steps of four dance styles at their own pace
- Live Class Locator – Zumba ® Dance can also help players find a live class in their area so they can join the fi tness-party live with friends
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as mobile devices. Product highlights include Zumba ® Fitness and Cooking Mama™. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and the company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. More info can be found online at majescoent.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/majesco.
About Zumba ® Fitness
Zumba ® Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-party workout. Coined “fitness-parties,” Zumba classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, which provide effective, total-body workouts. Founded in 2001, the company is now the largest branded fitness program in the world -- reporting more than 14 million weekly class participants, in over 140,000 locations, across more than 185 countries. In addition to its original Zumba ® program, the company also offers a range of specialty classes, including Zumba Gold ® (for active older adults), Zumba ® Toning (body-sculpting class that uses maraca-like Toning Sticks), Aqua Zumba ® (the ultimate “pool party” workout), Zumbatomic ® (Zumba routines for kids), Zumba Sentao ® (chair-based Zumba class that strengthens, balances and stabilizes the core) and Zumba ® in the Circuit (a 30-minute workout that combines signature Zumba ® moves with circuit training at timed intervals). The Zumba ® fitness lifestyle is rounded out by the company’s many consumer product offerings, including DVD sets, music collections, multi-seasonal apparel and footwear, video games, Fitness-Concert™ events and a lifestyle magazine. For more information about Zumba Fitness programs and products, or to find a live class, visit zumba.com and find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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