Konami Ships Dancedancerevolution Universe 3 To Retail Stores Nationwide

October 21, 2008


Popular Dance Franchise
Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with New Gameplay Elements, Multiplayer Mode and
the Largest Soundtrack on the Xbox 360

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc,
today announced DanceDanceRevolution® UNIVERSE 3 for the Xbox 360® video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft has shipped to retail stores nationwide.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the most popular dance video game franchise
in the music genre, the latest installment of DanceDanceRevolution® UNIVERSE
features high-definition graphics, the hottest and largest song list of all
time, as well as the debut of new DJ and Quest Modes.

DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE 3
offers fans a whole new experience as DJ Mode allows players to explore their
inner DJ while creating tracks and song lists to dance to while Quest Mode
allows players to compete against bosses throughout the DanceDanceRevolution
city for a chance to become the ultimate champion. Additionally, the game boasts
an enormous soundtrack with selections spanning from the ’70s to some of today’s
hottest hits.

DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE 3 also
features multiplayer functionality — allowing for dance-offs with up to four
friends — and complete Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network support that
includes online play and seamless new music downloads. In addition, the game
offers character customization with over 400 options of clothing, faces, skin
tones and hairstyles, allowing players to personalize and create their own
ultimate dancer.

After a decade as one of the most
popular franchises in the music genre, DanceDanceRevolution® has transcended
from a video game into a pop culture phenomenon. The game has been available on
most consoles including Xbox, Xbox 360, all three PlayStation’s, and Wii™.
Revolutionizing the get-up-and move concept for video games,
DanceDanceRevolution® combines high-energy music with fun-filled gameplay. The
game has swept into the pop culture psyche as it has had its own television
program on CBS, is regularly featured on primetime television and music videos,
has its own fan club and fan sites, is part of the physical education program in
many school districts, and has been featured in workout fitness clubs across the
United States.

As part of the 10th anniversary
celebration, Konami will also allow fans to move their feet to different beats
on the Wii™ and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system with the release
of DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2 and DanceDanceRevolution® X,

DanceDanceRevolution® UNIVERSE3 is
rated "E" for "Everyone" and is now available on Xbox 360 in retail outlets
nationwide for $69.99. For more information on the game and the
DanceDanceRevolution® franchise, please visit: