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Step into Rhythm Island!

January 21, 2010

Step into Rhythm Island!

Shed calories as you explore Konami’s musical paradise in Step to the Beat on Wii

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has revealed it will release an all-new fitness game concept for the Wii this March, in the toe-tapping form of Step to the Beat.

Step to the Beat charges users with continually moving to explore a vivid island while listening to a host of well-known licensed tracks. The game can be played by holding a Nunchuck and Wii Remote while walking on the spot, or by walking on a DanceDanceRevolution controller mat or Wii Balance Board. Using these motions, keeping the rhythm is key, and the combination of walking, music and exploration results in a varied and fun way to exercise. This simple concept makes Step to the Beat accessible to absolutely anyone, but has been designed to constantly surprise and enchant as players spend longer on the game.

At the centre of Step to the Beat is the colorful locale of Rhythm Island, and players explore the play area via their continued movement and by accepting specific challenges. Users begin by creating an avatar, and the game begins with the player simply keeping moving at all times. By doing so, users will then earn musical notes which allow them to add building, access new items, gain extra music tracks, or open up previously inaccessible parts of the island. Rhythm Island is a place of constant surprises, however, and returning at different points during the day, will reveal additional, unique elements.

Step to the Beat features 120 well-known tracks, with The Black Eye Peas’ ‘Boom, Boom, Pow’ and Demi Lovato’s ‘La La Land’ just two of the tunes that provide the soundtrack to Rhythm Island. Gentle aerobic exercise is a great way for all the family to stay fit, and walking around Step to the Beat’s Rhythm Island is a brilliant way to burn off calories while exploring a whole new world! And, furthermore, players can keep track of their physical activity as the game constantly monitors and displays the distance travelled, the steps taken, and the items that have been found!

Step to the Beat will be available for Wii in March 2010.

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