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At Ubisoft’s E3 conference they announced this year’s edition of their best selling dancing game franchise, Just Dance 2017, and they seem to be the only company left still supporting Kinect 1 as once again it will be available for both Kinect for Xbox 360 along with Kinect 2 for Xbox One on October 25th. You can watch the E3 trailer above and read more info about Just Dance 2017 in the following press release:
Ubisoft® Hits the Dance Floor With Just Dance 2017
LOS ANGELES – June 13, 2016 – Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® announced that Just Dance® 2017, the latest installment of the best-selling* music game franchise of all time, will be available this October.
Just Dance 2017 offers the freshest and the most diverse tracklist with more than 40 new songs, and access to over 200 more through Just Dance® Unlimited, the dance-on-demand streaming service. Songs range from the hottest hits like “Sorry” by Justin Bieber and “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony Ft. Kid Ink, to classic favorites like “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, and quirky, off-the-wall experiences like “Po Pi Po” by Hatsune Miku. Everyone will find something to groove to in Just Dance 2017.
The first tracks revealed at E3 include:
“Sorry” – Justin Bieber
“DADDY” – Psy Ft. CL of 2NE1
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia Ft. Sean Paul
“Lean On” – Major Lazer Ft. MØ & DJ Snake
“Worth It” – Fifth Harmony Ft. Kid Ink
“Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen
“PoPiPo” – Hatsune Miku
“Radical” – Dyro & Dannic
“El Tiki” – Maluma
“September” – Equinox Stars
“What Is Love” – Ultraclub 90
“Our goal has always been to make the entire world dance. With 60 million copies sold to date, more than 118 million dancers worldwide, and Just Dance 2017 on the way, we’re closer than ever to achieving that goal,” said Marine de La Seiglière, Executive Producer. “We’re proud of finding ways of adapting the Just Dance experience to fit the devices our players already own and the ways that they naturally consume content today, whether it’s on their phones or through on-demand services.”
Six game modes will be available for players including the all new Just Dance Machine, exclusive to current-gen consoles and PC, a fun and frantic dance experience that will have players testing their skills through a variety of dance types including flamenco, ballet and the cancan. Fan-favorite Sweat + Playlists mode, which helps players customize workouts with their favorite tracks is back, along with classic modes including Just Dance Quest and Just Dance TV, the in-game video channel. The World Dance Floor is also back to the game.
Both the Just Dance Unlimited service and the Just Dance® Controller App will see additional content and features with the launch of Just Dance 2017. Since its successful launch last year, the Just Dance Unlimited service has seen its catalog expand each month with new content. The subscription streaming service, available for current-gen consoles owners and PC players, will be enriched with more exclusive tracks, offering a catalog of more than 200 songs at the launch of Just Dance 2017 and easy-to-navigate curated playlists to help players set the mood for any Just Dance party.
The Just Dance Controller App makes the game more accessible for current-gen owners and PC with its phone scoring technology that allows players to dance without additional accessories like cameras. With Just Dance 2017 the app will become a hub for players’ activities and a way to access exclusive content from Just Dance TV as well as a way for players to apply fun filters to their best Just Dance photos and share them with their friends.
Along with the standard version of the game, a Gold Edition, which includes all of the Just Dance 2017 tracks along with three months access to Just Dance Unlimited, is now available for pre-order.
Just Dance 2017 will be available on all motion-control gaming platforms, including Nintendo’s Wii™, Wii U™ and NX systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the game will also be launched digitally on Windows PC.
For the latest information on Just Dance 2017, the Just Dance Controller app, or Just Dance Unlimited, please visit: www.justdancegame.com. Follow Just Dance on Twitter @JustDanceGame and use hashtag #JustDance2017.
* Data from NPD Institute in NCSA and from GfK Institute in EMEA – April 2015
About Just Dance Controller App
The free Just Dance Controller App enables players to use their smartphone to play the game without any peripherals or added console cameras. The app transforms the player’s smartphone into a motion sensor that tracks the accuracy of their moves and allows them to navigate through the game and watch Just Dance content on the go.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2015–16 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,394 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
© 2016 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Just Dance, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Are you a Just Dance fan and looking forward to this year’s game? And if you still only have Kinect for Xbox 360 are you happy to see Ubisoft still giving it a little support? Let us know in the comments below or in our Kinect Games Forum (Xbox 360) or Kinect 2 Games Forum (Xbox One).
Source: Ubisoft's YouTube Channel