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'Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2' (Xbox) Grooves its Way into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 18, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PST

Konami today announced that Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2, exclusively for the Xbox, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The latest Dance Dance Revolution (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 support.
"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.

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