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Konami Announces Dance Dance Revolution 2 for the Wii

Earlier today, Konami announced the launch of the game Dance Dance Revolution 2 will now be available for the Nintendo Wii video game console. Konami claims the popular game with come with loads of new features as expressed in press release below.

Dance Dance Revolution 2 is a game that creates a fun and healthy gaming experience through dancing. How will it fair on the wireless gaming interface on the Wii compared to the newer technology that Microsoft Xbox 360 has with the Kinect system will be fun to compare.

[spoiler]EL SEGUNDO, Calif. –October 11, 2011– Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the company’s worldwide sensation DanceDanceRevolution II, is now available for the Nintendo Wii™. The hit game is back with more features than ever before, so grab a partner, hop on the dance floor and move your feet to some of the most popular pop songs.

With extensive player modes for all levels, DanceDanceRevolution II is instantly playable for everyone. Supporting game play for one to four players, DanceDanceRevolution II comes with easy pick-up-and-play controls for every level so beginners and experienced dancers can improve their superstar dance routines. For new dancers, the DanceDanceRevolution School Mode offers an option for training. Skilled DanceDanceRevolution fans can show off their insane talent with the Challenge difficulty level. For an extra challenge, the new Doubleplay functionality allows a single player to play on two DanceDanceRevolution mat controllers simultaneously.

DanceDanceRevolution II contains over 80 music tracks of some of today’s biggest hits and memorable classics from the arcade versions as well as past console versions. In addition to these chart-topping hits, KONAMI has teamed up with Vanilla Ice and Maxi Priest to create some original music specifically for DanceDanceRevolution II. The song list includes:

• “More Than Alive” / The Ready Set
• “Somebody To Love” / Justin Bieber
• “Whip My Hair” / Willow
• “Just The Way You Are” / Bruno Mars
• “Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars)” / B.o.B.
• “Only Girl (In The World)” / Rihanna
• “This Time I Know It’s For Real” / Donna Summer
• “Baby ft. Ludacris” / Justin Bieber
• “Just A Dream” / Nelly
• “Beautiful Monster” / Ne-Yo
• “Can’t Be Tamed” / Miley Cyrus
• “Don’t You Want Me” / The Human League
• “Spice up your life” / Spice Girls
• “Candy Girl” / New Edition
• “A Year Without Rain” / Selena Gomez & The Scene
• “Don’t Go” / Yaz
• “Rocket” / Goldfrapp
• “Strip Me” / Natasha Bedingfield
• “IN MY HEAD” / Jason Derülo
• “Still unbreakable” / Des-ROW Ft. Vanilla Ice
• “SAY A PRAYER” / Des-ROW with Maxi Priest

By entering your weight, the classic Workout Mode lets dancers track their fitness progress and estimates the number of calories being burned. For a fast-paced calorie burning workout, hop on the mat and dance to the numerous full length tracks including brand new collaboration tracks that have never been featured on DanceDanceRevolution!

DanceDanceRevolution II is also loaded with all new dance characters and is compatible with Miis so dancers can capture a likeness of themselves or the dance partners.

“We are very excited for the release of DanceDanceRevolution II,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “With more songs and playable features than ever before, we know fans all around the world will continue to enjoy this popular game.”

In addition to new aspects of the game, the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) is working with DanceDanceRevolution with its School Walk for Diabetes campaign as well as other programs which will be announced at a later time. This partnership will help DanceDanceRevolution raise awareness about the important health benefits of daily exercise. For the first time ever, the ADA logo is now featured on the DanceDanceRevolution II console boxes.

Developed by Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., DanceDanceRevolution II is rated, “E10+” (for everyone 10 and older). DanceDanceRevolution II Bundle for Wii is now available in retail stores nationwide for the SRP of $49.99 and DanceDanceRevolution II stand alone software for the SRP of $29.99.

About DanceDanceRevolution
DanceDanceRevolution is the definitive Music & Motion game that combines fun, fitness, competition, dance and music. Since it was first introduced to North American video game consoles in 2001, DanceDanceRevolution has received a tremendous amount of exposure for its health benefits. A major part of the new trend in gaming that takes players off of the couch and away from the joystick, DanceDanceRevolution has recently been introduced as part of the physical fitness curriculum in multiple school districts in the United States. Additionally, it has been a part of numerous research studies on childhood obesity.

For more information, please visit: http://www.konami.com/ddr

About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami’s titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.[/spoiler]

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Solomon Massele
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