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'Pump It Up: Exceed' (PS2/Xbox) Hops, Skips, Jumps to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT

Mastiff today announced it has shipped dance game Pump It Up: Exceed for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. The game comes in a package that includes the special five-button Pump It Up mat, and will be available at retailers throughout North America for a suggested price of $59.99.

A version without the mat will also be available for a suggested price of $39.99.

While other dance games arbitrarily assign positions to a dancer's feet, Pump It Up features choreographed steps for each song and a five button mat that lets the step designers reward players for not just where they put their feet, but how the feet got there. The game features about 100 songs, including new music for the console version from cutting edge artists such as Grammy nominees Crystal Method and Steriogram, as well as Elvis vs. Junkie XL;, Earth, Wind and Fire; and Sugarhill Gang. Music familiar to fans of the arcade include top K-POP (Korean pop) acts like Sechs Kies, Honey Family, Clon and Novasonic, and songs like Beethoven Virus and Pump Me Amadeus by BanYa, the Pump It Up original band.

Visit, the official site of the home version of Pump It Up: Exceed, for more information about the game. The website features all the latest news on the home game, sample tracks, and more.

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