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Dance Central

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: MTV Games
Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
Release Date: Nov. 4, 2010 (US), Nov. 10, 2010 (EU)

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'Dance Central' (X360) To Get Tone Loc, Justice And Dem Franchize Boyz

by Rainier on April 18, 2011 @ 7:10 a.m. PDT

Dance Central is the first immersive dance video game that features and tracks full-body dance moves. Completely free from any controller, every routine has authentic choreography for beginners and experts alike to master, alongside a killer soundtrack that spans today’s current pop, hip-hop and R&B artists.

Ready. Set. Dance. "Dance Central" will get you warmed up and dancing in no time with "Break it Down" and "Perform It!" You'll be introduced to some of the over 600 moves in the game, polish your performance, and put it all together to master the routine!

Pump up the volume. Featuring tracks from hot artists including Lady Gaga, No Doubt, M.I.A., Bell Biv Devoe, and more, you'll master more than 90 dance routines all created by professional choreographers. You may even recognize some of the moves from the song's music videos!

Burn up the dance floor — and calories. Whether you've had your dancing shoes on your entire life or this is your first time hitting the floor, "Dance Central" will have you dancing like a pro in no time.

Dance Central is a full-body, controller-free dance video game with fun choreography for beginners and experts. Whether rehearsing in Break It Down! or owning the dance floor in Perform It!, players will be introduced to more than 650 moves in the game and more than 90 dance routines created by professional choreographers. In addition, players can earn achievements; unlock new character outfits and venues and progress through the dance ranks. Dance Central even gives players a calorie-burning tracking option so they can turn all that fun into an actual workout. In Dance Battle, players can challenge friends to an epic living room showdown.

Completely free from any controller, every routine features fun choreography and authentic routines for beginners and experts alike of all ages to master, alongside a killer soundtrack that spans a great sampling of pop, funk, hip-hop, Latin and R&B artists, including Cascada, Kool & The Gang, Kylie Minogue, No Doubt, Salt-N-Pepa, Nelly Furtado, Christina Milian and more.

Dance Central DLC Additions for Xbox 360

The classic 80s rap song “Wild Thing” from Tone Lōc will be coming to Dance Central beginning April 19. The song, from the rapper’s 1988 album Lōc-ed After Dark, reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Atlanta rappers Dem Franchize Boyz will make their Dance Central debut tomorrow with “Lean wit It, Rock wit It” from their album On Top of Our Game. The song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks and helped spread the subgenre of snap music and snap dancing.

French electronic music duo Justice will bring their hit “D.A.N.C.E.” to Dance Central tomorrow as well. The song is the second single from their GRAMMY® Award-nominated debut album.

Available on Xbox 360 (April 19):

  • Tone Lōc – “Wild Thing”
  • Dem Franchize Boyz – “Lean wit It, Rock wit It”
  • Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”

Recently added tracks:

  • Amerie – “Heard ‘Em All”
  • The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling"
  • Blur – “Boys & Girls”
  • Cameo – “Word Up!"
  • Chic – “Le Freak”
  • Fatboy Slim – “Weapon of Choice”
  • Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
  • Janet Jackson – “Control”
  • Keri Hilson – “Turnin Me On”
  • Lady Sovereign – “I Got You Dancing”
  • Missy Elliott – “We Run This”
  • Ne-Yo – “Because of You”
  • Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
  • Rick James – “Super Freak”
  • Rihanna – “Disturbia”
  • Sean Paul – “Temperature”
  • Tag Team – “Whoomp! (There It Is)"

Price: 

  • 240 Microsoft Points per song

Dance Central full on-disc track list:

  • Audio Push – “Teach Me How To Jerk”
  • Basement Jaxx – “Rendez-vu”
  • Beastie Boys – “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
  • Beenie Man – “King Of The Dancehall”
  • Bell Biv DeVoe – “Poison”
  • Benny Benassi – “Satisfaction"
  • Cascada – “Evacuate the Dancefloor”
  • Christina Milian – “Dip It Low”
  • The Commodores – “Brick House”
  • Craig Mack – “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)”
  • Dirty Vegas – “Days Go By”
  • Eric B. & Rakim – “Don’t Sweat the Technique”
  • Fannypack – “Hey Mami”
  • Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne – “Down”
  • Kool & The Gang – “Jungle Boogie”
  • Kylie Minogue – “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”
  • Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”
  • Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
  • Lipps Inc – “Funky Town”
  • M.I.A. – “Galang ‘05”
  • Nelly Furtado – “Maneater”
  • Nina Sky – “Move Ya Body”
  • No Doubt – “Hella Good”
  • Pitbull – “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”
  • Quad City DJ’s – “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)”
  • Rihanna – “Pon de Replay”
  • Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It”
  • Snoop Dogg/Pharrell – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
  • Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”
  • Technotronic – “Pump Up the Jam”
  • Wreckx-n-Effect – “Rump Shaker”
  • Young MC – “Bust A Move” 

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Dance Central will feature downloadable content at launch, each song will not only deliver fresh music, but also completely new routines that will keep dance parties going for months to come. Dance Central will be available for $49.99 (U.S.), £39.99 (UK) / €49.99 (EU)


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