REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - November 18, 2004 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix(tm) 2, exclusively for the XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The latestDance Dance Revolution(tm) (DDR) installment for the Xbox, DDR Ultramix 2 breaks it down with a new line-up of hit songs, exclusive content, all-new gameplay modes and enhanced Xbox Live(tm) support.
"The Dance Dance
Revolution series has been consistently recognized for its innovation and physically engaging gameplay," said Jason Enos, Product Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "By leveraging the Xbox system's power, we have been able to push the online features via Xbox Live(tm) and bring our fans a DDR experience that is every bit as innovative as the game itself."
By accessing the Xbox Live(tm)service, players can compete head-to-head with other dancers nationwide, conduct online tournaments with up to 16 players total, view Internet rankings, talk live with other Dance Dance Revolutionfans, upload content, and download new songs, dance steps, challenges and characters.
Also boasting a bigger music library than ever before, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 includes more than 65 songs, new game modes and content exclusively for the Xbox console.Ã‚Â Downloadable songs will be available in packs of 5 songs for $5.00/pack.Ã‚Â The game also supports all the downloadable song packs from the original Dance Dance Revolution Ultramixgame - offering an unprecedented 100+ songs to choose from at launch.Ã‚Â The game features top hits from Delirium,
ELVIS, Freestylers and theCommodores - plus remixes by top dance acts, including Paul Oakenfold, Svenson Gielen and Jondi Spesh.
Chock full of new game modes, the game features something for everyone in the family.Ã‚Â Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 now offers a Party Mode, a compilation of various games that allows players to compete against their friends for ultimate dance supremacy in completely new ways.Ã‚Â Challenge Mode and Battle Mode have returned with all new gameplay. Battle Mode keeps players on their feet all night long with up to four players competing simultaneously, while Challenge Mode lets players dance through various rounds of play completing specific goals and objectives.Ã‚Â
With new modes, as well as popular DDR features such as the "Workout Mode" where players can track calories they burn, Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 is a must-have for any fan of the series. Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is available with a dance pad for the SRP of $64.99 or as a stand-alone for $39.99. To learn more about Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix(tm) 2 please visit http://www.konamihwi.com/ddr_ultramix2/.
The original arcade game made its debut in Japan in October
1998 and quickly became the number-one gaming craze in the country.Ã‚Â The first PlayStationÃ‚Â® version of the game was released in Japan in April
1999 and boosted the franchise's popularity even further, selling over 3 million units cumulatively.Ã‚Â DDR hit the U.S. that next year, and Konami introduced Dance Dance Revolution(tm) for Sony PlayStationÃ‚Â®, which developed a massive fan base. Subsequent releases include Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix and Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX, released for the PlayStationÃ‚Â® in September
2001 and April 2002 respectively and the series' first debut on the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2, DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution(tm), released October 2002.Ã‚Â In November 2003, the Dance Dance Revolution series arrives on the Xbox(tm) video game system with Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX(tm). In December 2003, cumulative worldwide sales of the Dance Dance Revolution(tm) series has exceeded 6.5 million units.
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