REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - September 27, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME(tm) 2 (DDR EXTREME 2), developed exclusively for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The latest Dance Dance Revolution(tm) (DDR) installment not only includes the innovative EyeToy(tm) USB Camera (for PlayStationÂ®2) support found in the original DDR EXTREME but also features an all-new soundtrack as well as an online component that lets players connect and compete head-to-head for the first time.
PlayStation 2 players can now go online and test their dancing mettle against other DDR fans from around the globe and those looking to tout their dancing prowess will have the opportunity to participate in internet rankings. Exciting new challenges will also be available for download, making the game infinitely expandable.
"The Dance Dance Revolution series has been consistently recognized for its innovation and engaging gameplay," said Jason Enos, Product Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "By adding online gameplay for the first time, we are able bring our fans a DDR experience that is every bit as compelling as the game itself."
Offline, players can access a host of features and various modes, including the all-new "Dance Master" mode which has players completing numerous dance challenges and missions to dominate the grid! Players can also collect in-game currency points for the first time, which can be used to personalize their DDR experience. The points can be used to unlock items such as additional music tracks, game tips and hip, cool characters. And, true to the game's roots, DDR EXTREME 2 will also include the popular 'Work Out' mode, allowing players to track the calories they burn as they boogie off the pounds.
Featuring more than 70 songs across multiple genres and styles of music, DDR EXTREME 2 will also get gamers moving with the largest number of tracks of any DDR title released in North America to date. This latest addition to the innovative, multi-million selling franchise will pump out beats from such artists as The Chemical Brothers, Sean Paul, Sneaker Pimps, and Fatboy Slim, and will include exclusive remixes of popular songs such as "Genie In A Bottle" and "Oops!...I Did It Again" plus smash-hits like "Crazy In Love" and "Play That Funky Music." Also, adding to the impressive line-up of songs is new music by the famous video game musician Yuzo Koshiro, whose credits include composing soundtracks for hit video games over the past 20 years.
DDR EXTREME 2 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for an SRP of $39.99 for the standalone video game and $59.99 for the video game and dance mat bundle. The game also includes a demo of Konami's upcoming game Karaoke Revolution(tm) Party, which combines both singing and dancing elements to create the ultimate interactive challenge!
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