Cologne, Germany – Aug. 17, 2010 - Today at Gamescom 2010, MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and Harmonix Music Systems Inc., along with distribution partner Microsoft, revealed 10 new artists and songs from the highly anticipated Dance CentralTM on-disc track list exclusively for Kinect for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Hot hits and classic dance beats from artists like Cascada, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado, Kool & The Gang, Technotronic and more, will soon let players get their groove on while performing routines from professional choreographers in the first full-motion body tracking dance video game.
Gamescom 2010 attendees are invited to try out their moves and get up close and personal with Dance Central at the Microsoft Booth, located at Hall 08.1, Stand A011-B010- B011-C010.
Dance Central songs announced today are listed below:
Basement Jaxx – “Rendez-Vu”
Nelly Furtado – “Maneater”
Benny Benassi – “Satisfaction”
Nina Sky – “Move Ya Body”
Cascada – “Evacuate the Dancefloor”
Pitbull – “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Fannypack – “Hey Mami”
Rihanna – “Pon de Replay”
Kool & The Gang – “Jungle Boogie”
Technotronic – “Pump Up the Jam”
Kylie Minogue – “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”
Previously announced Dance Central tracks are listed below:
Beastie Boys – “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
No Doubt – “Hella Good”
Bell Biv DeVoe – “Poison”
Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It”
Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
Snoop Dogg/Pharrell – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
Lipps Inc – “Funkytown”
Young MC – “Bust A Move”
M.I.A. – “Galang ‘05”
Winner of the E3 Game Critics Best Original Game and Best Motion Simulation Game, as well as more than 30 additional awards and nominations, Dance Central is a full-body, controller-free dance video game with fun choreography for beginners and experts. Whether rehearsing in Break It Down! or owning the dance floor in Perform It!, players will be introduced to more than 650 moves in the game and more than 90 dance routines created by professional choreographers. In addition, players can earn achievements, unlock new character outfits and venues and progress through the dance ranks. Dance Central even gives players a calorie-burning tracking option so they can turn all that fun into an actual workout. In Dance Battle, players can challenge friends to an epic living room showdown.
Developed by Harmonix, the world’s premiere music videogame developer, published by MTV Games and distributed by Microsoft, Dance Central will ship on Nov. 10, 2010, exclusively for KinectTM for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (ERP: £39.99).
For more information on Dance Central, art and video assets, please visit http://www.dancecentral.com/press.
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About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.
About MTV Games
MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.