DanceDanceRevolution Returns to Xbox 360
Konami has announced that the Xbox 360 will be home to a new DDR, surprisingly not with any Kinect support.
This DDR will be a classic dance mat adventure, though players can use the Xbox Live Vision camera (remember those?) for added features.
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.
No Kinect support seems like a huge mistake here. Konami never learns...