London – 14 February, 2011 – Harmonix today announced that songs from Missy Elliott, Rick James, Chic and Amerie will be available 15th February for download on Xbox LIVE® for Dance CentralTM, the first controller-free, body-tracking, fully immersive dance video game, exclusively for KinectTM for Xbox 360®.
Free from any controller, Dance Central™, a top selling game for Kinect for Xbox 360, features fun choreography and authentic routines for beginners and experts alike of all ages to master, alongside a killer 32-song on-disc soundtrack that spans a great sampling of pop, funk, hip-hop, Latin and R&B artists, including Cascada, Kool & The Gang, Kylie Minogue, Salt-N-Pepa, Nelly Furtado, Christina Milian and more. To view the full Dance Central set list plus add-on content already available, click here.
Dance Central’s downloadable content delivers fresh music and new choreography and routines on Easy, Medium and Hard difficulties in Break It Down, Perform It! and Dance Battle modes that will keep the dance floor rocking.
Dance Central DLC Additions for Xbox 360
The quintessential 1981 funk hit "Super Freak" from Rick James will hit Dance Central next week as downloadable content. The song is listed in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
To keep up the freaky feel, 1978’s disco hit “Le Freak” from Chic will also be available next week. The song was ranked No. 19 on Billboard’s Top 100 Songs of the First 50 Years of the Hot 100 Chart and achieved more than $4 million in sales.
Missy Elliott, the only female rapper to have six platinum albums, will make her debut for Dance Central tomorrow with “We Run This”. The song, from Missy’s 2005 album, The Cookbook, was released in 2006 and peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer Amerie will bring her hit, “Heard ‘Em All”, from her fourth album, In Love & War, to Dance Central next week.
Available on Xbox 360 (15th February):
· Chic – “Le Freak”
· Missy Elliott – “We Run This”
· Rick James – “Super Freak”
· Amerie – “Heard ‘Em All”
Already available on Xbox 360:
· The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling"
· Blur – “Boys & Girls”
· Cameo – “Word Up!"
· Janet Jackson – “Control”
· Lady Sovereign – “I Got You Dancing”
· Ne-Yo – “Because of You”
· Rihanna – “Disturbia”
· Sean Paul – “Temperature”
· Tag Team – “Whoomp! (There It Is)"
Price: 240 Microsoft Points per song
** Dates for Dance Central game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
For more information, please visit: Dance Central website
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