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'DDR Ultramix 3' Boogies Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 2:03 p.m. PST

Konami America today announced that Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 for the Xbox has shipped to retail stores nationwide. DDR Ultramix 3 breaks it down with the biggest music selection of any DDR in North America to date, exclusive content, and a collection of innovative modes which enhance both the online and offline gameplay.

Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 3 pushes the boundaries of the Xbox LiveĀ® online gaming service to deliver the ultimate online dance experience. The Xbox Live service allows players to go head-to-head against other DDR fans from around the globe, talk live to other DDR players during gameplay, send messages or chat with other players, as well as download new songs and upload dance routines. DDR ULTRAMIX 3 also features never-before-seen offline modes that cater to the casual, beginner and advanced dancers. The “Freestyle Mode” lets newcomers and experts dance to any song without having to follow specific dance steps on the screen. Players of all skill levels will enjoy the new “Quest Mode,” where dancers travel from city to city and build a world-championship dance team by completing different challenge objectives.

By serving up the hottest dance tunes – comprised of remixes, dance anthems and popular hits – DDR ULTRAMIX 3 will keep everyone moving and grooving to a huge selection of music. Featuring more than 70 songs across multiple genres and styles, DDR ULTRAMIX 3 will get gamers onto the dance floor with the largest music variety of any DDR title released in North America to date. This includes songs from such artists as Black Eyed Peas, Blackalicious, NOFX, and Moby, plus smash-hits like “Crazy In Love” and “Play That Funky Music.” The game will also feature real music videos from select artists during gameplay, and voiceover commentary from Radio Active, a MC and beatboxer for the band Spearhead.

For the first time in the history of the series, users will be able to download a free song via Xbox Live, during the month of November, and add it to their track list on DDR ULTRAMIX 3. Additionally, the game supports the songs that were available on Xbox Live of previous ULTRAMIX games. Players can download, via Xbox Live, 30 songs from DDR ULTRAMIX and 30 songs from DDR ULTRAMIX 2 at a fee of $5.00 for a pack of 5 songs each. Other song packs, featuring new songs not found on past ULTRAMIX soundtracks will also be available for download, exclusively for DDR ULTRAMIX 3, starting in November. Expect new song packs to be added on a monthly basis.

Turning the Xbox into a music machine, the game’s new “Jukebox Mode” allows players to enjoy the soundtrack from the game, build and save custom play lists and listen to the songs as background music. DDR ULTRAMIX 3 also features the very popular “Workout Mode,” which turns DDR into a fitness tool and gives players a method to track the progress of their dance/exercise routines and see how many calories they have burned.

Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 3 is rated “E10+” by the ESRB and is available with a dance pad for the SRP of $64.99 or as a stand-alone game for $39.99.

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