Like the idea of using the Nintendo Wii for your fitness program, but aren’t real keen on the Wii Fit and Wii Sports Resort? Ubisoft have another option coming your way, which will be like your very own version of ‘Dance Your Ass Off’ – it’s a new videogame called Just Dance.
There’s no on sale date or price yet, but here’s the first 8 genre-hopping songs you could be dancing to:
The Trashmen: Surfin’ Bird
Fame (In the style of Irene Cara)
Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Technotronic: Pump Up the Jam
MC Hammer: U Can’t Touch This
Deee-lite: Groove Is In The Heart
Blur: Girls & Boys
Katy Perry: Hot N Cold (Rock Version)
Parachute pants, fluorescent leg warmers, lycra, etc. are not included – you’ll have to glam up at your own expense. Then it’s Hammer Time all the time!
The press release:
Australia – August 19, 2009 Today Ubisoft announced it will launch Just Dance, a new dance video game for the Nintendo Wii. Developed by Ubisoft Paris, Just Dance will challenge all those who like to groove, entertaining spectators along the way.
Requiring only one Wii Remote per player, up to four people can break it down at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks, covering a wide variety of musical genres and bringing everyone to the dance floor. Whether it’s a group of 15 year-old girls who just want to have fun, a high school reunion dance from the class of ’92 needing to pump up the jam or Generation X-ers who truly believe that groove is in the heart, Just Dance is the ultimate dance game for everyone.
“Just Dance is a fun game for all ages where players will learn real dance moves set to classic and modern songs across all genres they know and love,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “The concept is simple and whether players are looking for fun, exercise or a good time with friends and family, we feel everyone will enjoy Just Dance.”
The game features more than 30 licensed tracks, ranging from iconic dance hits such as “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer to modern day pop with “Hot N Cold (Rock Version)” by Katy Perry. With more songs to be revealed soon, this game will easily be one of the most diverse video game soundtracks ever assembled.