Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix(Tm) 2 Ships To Retail Stores Nationwide


Latest Edition of the Legendary
Dance Series Expands the Online Revolution Via Xbox Live(tm)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 18,
2004 – Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix(tm) 2,
exclusively for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, has shipped to
retail stores nationwide. The latest Dance Dance Revolution(tm) (DDR)
installment for the Xbox, DDR Ultramix 2 breaks it down with a new line-up of
hit songs, exclusive content, all-new gameplay modes and enhanced Xbox Live(tm)

"The Dance Dance Revolution series
has been consistently recognized for its innovation and physically engaging
gameplay," said Jason Enos, Product Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment –
America. "By leveraging the Xbox system’s power, we have been able to push the
online features via Xbox Live(tm) and bring our fans a DDR experience that is
every bit as innovative as the game itself."

By accessing the Xbox Live(tm)
service, players can compete head-to-head with other dancers nationwide, conduct
online tournaments with up to 16 players total, view Internet rankings, talk
live with other Dance Dance Revolution fans, upload content, and download new
songs, dance steps, challenges and characters.

Also boasting a bigger music library
than ever before, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 includes more than 65 songs,
new game modes and content exclusively for the Xbox console. Downloadable songs
will be available in packs of 5 songs for $5.00/pack. The game also supports all
the downloadable song packs from the original Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix
game – offering an unprecedented 100+ songs to choose from at launch. The game
features top hits from Delirium, ELVIS, Freestylers and the Commodores – plus
remixes by top dance acts, including Paul Oakenfold, Svenson & Gielen and Jondi
& Spesh.

Chock full of new game modes, the
game features something for everyone in the family. Dance Dance Revolution
Ultramix 2 now offers a Party Mode, a compilation of various games that allows
players to compete against their friends for ultimate dance supremacy in
completely new ways. Challenge Mode and Battle Mode have returned with all new
gameplay. Battle Mode keeps players on their feet all night long with up to four
players competing simultaneously, while Challenge Mode lets players dance
through various rounds of play completing specific goals and objectives.

With new modes, as well as popular
DDR features such as the "Workout Mode" where players can track calories they
burn, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 is a must-have for any fan of the
series. Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB
and is available with a dance pad for the SRP of $64.99 or as a stand-alone for
$39.99. To learn more about Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix(tm) 2 please visit

About Dance Dance Revolution The
original arcade game made its debut in Japan in October 1998 and quickly became
the number-one gaming craze in the country. The first PlayStation® version of
the game was released in Japan in April 1999 and boosted the franchise’s
popularity even further, selling over 3 million units cumulatively. DDR hit the
U.S. that next year, and Konami introduced Dance Dance Revolution(tm) for Sony
PlayStation®, which developed a massive fan base. Subsequent releases include
Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix and Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX, released
for the PlayStation® in September 2001 and April 2002 respectively and the
series’ first debut on the PlayStation®2, DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution(tm),
released October 2002. In November 2003, the Dance Dance Revolution series
arrives on the Xbox(tm) video game system with Dance Dance Revolution
ULTRAMIX(tm). In December 2003, cumulative worldwide sales of the Dance Dance
Revolution(tm) series has exceeded 6.5 million units.


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