Microsoft have released the latest in Harmonix‘s Kinect dancing game franchise Dance Central 3 and a funny launch trailer for it featuring Usher, which you can watch above. It’s strange that they haven’t tried to incorporate the time-travelling storyline into the trailer somehow though, since it gives Dance Cental 3 an extra twist to other dancing games available.
Here’s a press release with more info about the game including the full tracklist:
FULL SOUNDTRACK FOR THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST DANCE GAME REVEALED!
Cambridge, MA – October 15th, 2012 – Today Harmonix has revealed the full soundtrack for Dance Central™ 3 for Kinect® for Xbox 360®, the full-body dance game that Game Informer’s reviewer declared to be “the best experience I have ever had with Kinect”!
The final songs announced for the game’s monster soundtrack of 45 hits are Bellini’s “Samba De Janeiro,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Missy Elliott’s “Ching-A-Ling,” “(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me” by Sean Paul ft. Keyshia Cole, and TLC’s “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg.” See below for the full line-up of today’s hits, classic tracks and unstoppable dance crazes that will appear in Dance Central 3!
Dance Central 3 pushes the franchise into new territories, with innovative new features and the hottest tracks from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and today! The beat keeps rocking with an innovative new party mode for up to eight players, the ability to import your songs from previous Dance Central titles, and more*! The best full-body dance experience and highest rated overall franchise on Kinect for Xbox 360 is better in every way with Dance Central 3!
Dance Central 3, will be available in tomorrow in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, and on October 19th in Europe, Asia, and Australia!
Full song list for Dance Central 3
2NE1 – “I Am The Best (Original Version)”
50 Cent – “In Da Club”
Afrojack ft. Eva Simons – “Take Over Control”
Alexandra Stan – “Mr. Saxobeat”
Alice Deejay – “Better Off Alone”
Backstreet Boys – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”
Bellini – “Samba De Janeiro”
Black Eyed Peas – “Boom Boom Pow”
Cali Swag District – “Teach Me How to Dougie”
Ciara ft. Missy Elliott – “1, 2 Step”
Cobra Starship ft. Sabi – “You Make Me Feel…”
Cupid – “Cupid Shuffle”
Daft Punk – “Around The World”
Dev ft. The Cataracts – “Bass Down Low”
E.U. – “Da’ Butt”
Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – “Stereo Love”
Enur ft. Natasja – “Calabria 2008″
Flo Rida ft. Sia – “Wild Ones”
Gloria Gaynor – “I Will Survive”
Heavy D & The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
J.J. Fad – “Supersonic”
Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull – “On The Floor”
Justin Bieber – “Boyfriend”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang Twins – “Get Low”
LMFAO – “Sexy And I Know It”
Los Del Rio – “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)”
Marcia Griffiths – “Electric Boogie”
Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – “Hello”
Missy Elliott – “Ching-A-Ling”
New Kids On The Block – “You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff)”
Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
Panjabi MC – “Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)”
Sean Paul ft. Keyshia Cole – “(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me”
Shannon – “Let The Music Play”
TLC – “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”
The Trammps – “Disco Inferno”
Usher ft. Will.I.Am – “OMG”
Usher – “Scream”
Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
Van McCoy – “The Hustle”
Vicki Sue Robinson – “Turn The Beat Around”
Village People – “Y.M.C.A.”
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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 visitwww.harmonixmusic.com.
© 2012 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Dance Central, Dance Central 2, Dance Central 3, Harmonix and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. Dance Central, Dance Central 2 and Dance Central 3 developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
* An additional fee, Xbox LIVE®, storage device and the original Dance Central or Dance Central 2 game are required to import songs from Dance Central or Dance Central 2, respectively.
Xbox SmartGlass Support
Finally, here’s more info about Dance Central 3′s Xbox SmartGlass support in quotes from an Engadget article which you can read in full via the source link (click on pics for larger & less compressed images):
Since getting outed just head of Microsoft’s big reveal, Xbox 360′s SmartGlass has been under wraps. When Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten officially introduced SmartGlass soon after at E3 2012, we learned a teensy bit more — tablets and smartphones (Android, Windows Phone 8, and iOS, even) would get second-screen functionality via an upcoming free application — and got some hands-on time with it. That application has yet to launch, but Dance Central 3′s SmartGlass functionality is already here. Well, almost here — the game becomes publicly available tomorrow, and the app won’t launch for a few weeks still — but we got our hands on Dance Central 3′s SmartGlass companion app a bit early at a New York City review event last week.
Being the first SmartGlass application to launch has its advantages, such as setting the bar. By no means is Dance Central 3′s SmartGlass application a thorough, necessary accompaniment (for a game that already requires Kinect, that’s probably a good choice), but it does add some neat side fun for friends waiting in the wings to get their respective grooves on. “Party Time DJ” allows friends — employing their iOS, Android, or WP8 tablet/smartphone, via the Xbox SmartGlass app — to queue up the next song in the game’s neverending “Party Time” mode, or create a playlist. They can also queue downloadable tracks to the Xbox 360 (which thankfully requires approval on the 360 prior to purchase), or swap difficulty settings.
Should you be dancing all by your lonesome, there’s functionality for you as well. A calorie/fitness tracker shows how much fat you’re burning off while getting your groove on over a set period of time,
and a challenge tracker displays progress toward weekly in-game goals (set weekly by the developers at Harmonix).
Facebook integration is also part of the package, but none of that was operable just yet — we were shown the app in its development staging program, as the official app won’t go live until a yet-to-be-determined time (we’re guessing near/on October 26, when Windows 8 and its mobile variants launch).
Dance Central 3 is the first Xbox 360 game with SmartGlass functionality built in, and it arrives at retail tomorrow. As previously noted, the smartphone/tablet application won’t arrive until some time in the next few weeks — it’s identical across all mobile platforms, at least for Dance Central 3.