The High Street success of Ubisoft’s Just Dance series is well known to anyone in the industry.
Over 14m titles in the series have been sold worldwide since the original landed on Wii back in October 2009.
The consistently strong sales of Just Dance have spawned a massively successful sequel and various themed spin-off titles, including Dance Juniors (released as Just Dance Kids in the US) and Dance on Broadway. Yet despite the franchise becoming a household name, some people may have missed its strong online offering.
Since Just Dance 2’s debut in October 2010, the publisher has made a wide range of tracks available for download, ensuring that Wii owners always have something new to dance to. But what if their Wii isn’t connected?The answer is Just Dance 2: Extra Songs, a collection that makes some of the best DLC tracks for last year’s hit dance game available at retail for the first time.
Players don’t even need to own any previous Just Dance titles – they can simply slip this in their Wii and start dancing.
Extra Songs features a total of 23 tracks, including two exclusive new additions that aren’t available to download: ‘Funky Town’ by Sweat Invaders and The Pussycats Dolls’ version of A. R. Rahman’s ‘Jai Ho!’.
Each new track features professionally choreographed routines for players to follow, all of which are demonstrated in the series’ trademark neon-lit style.
As with any Just Dance title, the range of songs on offer covers everything from pop and rock to R‘n’B and hip-hop. There are classic tunes for parents from the likes of The Supremes, as well as more contemporary hits for younger and teenage gamers from big artists such as Rihanna and Katy Perry.
Tapping into one of the series’ key selling points, all of these additional tracks are playable with up to four members of the family.Expect Just Dance 2: Extra Songs to be another long-term seller as established fans invest in a bigger library of tunes to strut their funky stuff to.
The budget price tag makes it even cheaper than previous Just Dance releases, increasing its appeal to cash-conscious consumers. Plus, it’ll keep Wii owners dancing until Just Dance 3 arrives in October.
- A Band of Bees – ‘Chicken Payback’
- The Pussycat Dolls – ‘Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)'
- Blur – ‘Song 2’
- Carl Douglas – ‘Kung Fu Fighting (Dave Ruffy / Mark Wallis Remix)’
- Countdown Dee’s Hit Explosion – ‘Barbie Girl’
- Estelle featuring Kanye West – ‘American Boy’
- Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
- Love Letter – ‘Why Oh Why’
- M/A/R/R/S – ‘Pump Up The Volume’
- Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen – ‘Professor Pumplestickle’
- Panic At The Disco – ‘Nine in the Afternoon’
- Rihanna – ‘Pon De Replay’
- Steppenwolf – ‘Born To Be Wild’
- Studio Allstars – ‘Maniac’
- Sweat Invaders – ‘Funkytown’
- Sweat Invaders – ‘Skin-To-Skin’
- The Hit Crew – ‘Here Comes The Hotstepper’
- The Lemon Cubes – ‘Moving On Up’
- The Reverend Horatio Duncan & Amos Sweets – ‘Down By The Riverside’
- The Supremes – ‘You Can't Hurry Love’
- The World Cup Girls – ‘Futebol Crazy’
- VV Brown – ‘Crying Blood’