LOS ANGELES - Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #800 - May 17, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) ULTRAMIXÂ3 will be available exclusively for the XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 3 returns to the console with more than 100 minutes of pulsating tunes and even more modes which enhance both the online and offline DDR experience.
Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 3 pushes the boundaries of Xbox LiveÂ® to deliver the ultimate online dance experience. This feature allows players to compete online and go head-to-head with other DDR fans from around the globe, talk live to other DDR players as well as download new songs and other content. ULTRAMIX 3 also features never-before-seen offline modes that cater to the casual, beginner and advanced dancers. â€˜Freestyle Modeâ€™ lets newcomers to the series dance to any song without having to follow specific dance steps on the screen. Although players are not beholden to any choreographed moves, the game will recognize their dance patterns and will reward players for completing different step combinations. More seasoned players will enjoy the â€˜Quest Modeâ€™ where they can travel from city to city and build the ultimate dance team by completing challenging songs and routines.
Turning the Xbox into the ultimate music machine, the gameâ€™s â€˜Jukebox Modeâ€™ allows players to enjoy more than 65 upbeat tracks from the game and use them as background music. By serving up the hottest dance tunes, comprised of remixes, dance anthems and popular hits, DDR will keep everyone moving and grooving. DDR also returns with the classic â€˜Workout Mode,â€™ which gives gamers a method to track the progress of their dance/exercise routines and see how many calories they have burned.
To learn more about Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 3 please visit http://www.konami.com/gs or come to Konamiâ€™s booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo May 18 â€“ 20, 2005.
About Dance Dance Revolution
The original arcade game made its debut in Japan in October 1998 and quickly became the number-one gaming craze in the country. The first PlayStationÂ® version of the game was released in Japan in April 1999 and boosted the franchise's popularity even further, selling more than 3 million units cumulatively. DDR hit the U.S. arcades that next year, and in March 2001, Konami introduced Dance Dance RevolutionÂ® for Sony PlayStationÂ®, which developed a massive fan base. Subsequent releases in the U.S. include Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix and Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIXÂ®, released for the PlayStationÂ®, DDRMAX Dance Dance RevolutionÂ®, DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution and Dance Dance Revolution EXTREMEÂ released for the PlayStationÂ®2, and Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIXÂ® and Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIXÂ® 2, released for the XboxÂ video game system. In January 2005, cumulative worldwide sales of the Dance Dance RevolutionÂ series had exceeded 7.5 million units.
About KONAMI CORPORATION
Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear SolidÂ®, Silent HillÂ® and CastlevaniaÂ®, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment - America can be found at www.konami.com/gs .
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