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Dance Central 2

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
Release Date: Oct. 25, 2011 (US), Oct. 21, 2011 (EU)

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'Dance Central 2' (X360) Unveils May Release Schedule

by Rainier on May 7, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT

Dance Central 2 expands the Dance Central universe with new venues, characters and game modes. Players will meet new dance crews and be able to team up with their friends or challenge them to a head-to-head Dance Battle, proving once and for all who really has the best moves!

Harmonix expands the “Dance Central” universe with new simultaneous multiplayer and all-new routines set to an unstoppable soundtrack featuring Usher, Rihanna, La Roux, Nicki Minaj, Montell Jordan and more. Meet new dance crews and get down with friends to prove once and for all who really has the best moves!

It’s Party Time! “Dance Central 2” keeps the wildly addictive “Dance Central” experience going with a new focus on simultaneous multiplayer. Friends can team up in Perform It or go head-to-head in a simultaneous dance off within Dance Battle. Players can drop in or out at any point during a song, so the party never has to stop!

Pump Up the Volume. Continuing the tradition Harmonix pioneered with its “Rock Band” series, the library from the original “Dance Central” disc will be importable into “Dance Central 2” for a nominal fee.  “Dance Central 2”’s fully integrated in-game Music Store will allow players to expand their “Dance Central” libraries, with more than 40 additional tracks available at launch.* All told, more than 100 songs will be available to play in “Dance Central 2” at launch!

As Real As It Gets. “Dance Central 2” provides detailed per-limb feedback for each player, allowing them to refine their moves. A reimagining of “Dance Central”’s “Break-It-Down” mode lets dancers dive even deeper into move combinations and, for the first time, enables voice commands within the practice process! Harmonix continues to combine time-tested technical savvy and design polish with the fun and authenticity of the dance world to create an unparalleled dance experience.

Kick it with the Crews! “Dance Central 2” features a variety of new characters and fan favorites paired up as dance crews, each with custom outfits, backup dancers and signature venues.Emilia, the sporty fan favorite from “Dance Central,” teams up with new character Bodie to form “RipTide,” while “Dance Central”’s stand-out b-boy Mo joins newcomer Glitch to make up “Hi-Def.” Additionally, these crews call a brand new beachside city home, featuring all new venues, including a luxury yacht and a beachfront bash.

All-girl group Spice Girls blew up the charts in the 90s, with danceable tunes and a Girl Power message that helped define a decade of pop music. On May 8 “Spice Up Your Life,” the group’s 1997 single, comes to the Music Store.

On May 15, “Hello Good Morning,” the Diddy-Dirty Money track from 2010’s Last Train to Paris will be available for download. This hip-hop track features rapper T.I. and was hot on the Billboard charts as well as in dance clubs worldwide.

A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario,” from 1991’s The Low End Theory, comes to the Music Store on May 22. Considered one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time, the routine for this influential track features a “Legit” difficulty level.

Finally, on May 29, Flo Rida’s “Low” comes to the Dance Central 2 Music Store. Flo Rida’s 2007 debut single, “Low” is certified six-times platinum and held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a stunning ten consecutive weeks!

All tracks will be available in the Dance Central 2 in-game Music Store, or from the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 240 MS Points each.

May 8
Spice Girls – “Spice Up Your Life (Stent Radio Mix)”
  • Difficulty – Simple
  • DC Choreographer – Marcos Aguirre
May 15
Diddy-Dirty Money ft. T.I. – “Hello Good Morning”
  • Difficulty – Legit
  • DC Choreographer – Nick DeMoura
May 22
A Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario”
  • Difficulty – Legit
  • DC Choreographer – Devin Woolridge
May 29
Flo Rida – “Low”
  • Difficulty – Moderate
  • DC Choreographer – Chanel Thompson

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