Harmonix’s follow-up to last year’s Kinect launch title Dance Central has been dated. Pure and simple, Dance Central 2 will be out in Europe and Asia on October 21st, in North America on the 25th, and in Japan on the 27th.
The on-going Gamescom event in Germany brings some other details as well that the dancer in you may wish go over (via Nelson):
– Epic Full Body Dance Battle! Players rep their favorite dance crew and go toe-to-toe against one another with two-player simultaneous tracking and compete to stand out in “spotlight sections” where their solo performance is put on display. The new Free-4-All mini-game replaces freestyle sections during Dance Battle, adding an all new competitive scoring mechanic into the mix. Players can jump ahead in score by quickly performing moves from the song worth tons of points.
– Meet the crews of “Dance Central 2”! With the addition of simultaneous multiplayer, “Dance Central 2” adds 4 dance crews to the mix for players to rep. RipTide, Hi-Def, Flash4ward and Lu$h Crew all bring fierce personalities, amazing moves and unique looks to the world of “Dance Central.” Whether you’re playing through the crew challenge or battling it out with a friend, you have to know: which crew are you?
– Voice integration throughout the game! You can use voice commands to select songs, pause during routines, and dictate rehearsal during Break it Down. Jumping into a routine is as simple as telling Kinect the song, mode, and difficulty and instructing it do what that little box has always dreamed of: “Xbox, Dance.”
– An all new, customizable Break it Down experience with improved per-limb tracking, allows players to customize practice sessions to focus on select moves. Use voice commands to speed through the process, and even compare video playback of their dancing to the on-screen dancer!
– 13 new songs unveiled! (Over 40 songs on disc available at launch), from artists including: Flo Rida, David Guetta, Akon, Daddy Yankee, Fergie, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga keep the jams hyphy and on point. Songs include:
Flo Rida feat David Guetta – Club Can’t Handle Me
David Guetta feat Akon – Sexy Chick
Daddy Yankee feat Fergie – Impacto
Darude – Sandstorm
Daft Punk – Technologic
O-Zone – Dragostea Din Tei
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Gnarls Barkley – Run
Lena – Satellite
Enrique Iglesias – I Like It
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Exile – I Wish for You