Successful Rhythm Based Game Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the Release of Brand New Title Featuring Exciting New Gameplay
El Segundo, Calif. - September 16, 2008- Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that DanceDanceRevolution® X for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The “X” says it all as the game is being released as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the enormously popular and successful rhythm based game. The latest release for the PlayStation®2 system, DanceDanceRevolution® X offers fans new characters, an original soundtrack, enhanced graphics, interactive gameplay, and innovative new game modes.
In DanceDanceRevolution® X, players can dance their way through a soundtrack that is filled with over 70 major hits packed with brand new songs from some of today’s top artists. Additionally, players can enjoy the ultimate club experience as they can dance to continuous DJ mixes of multiple songs. Featuring the brand new LAN Battle Mode, DanceDanceRevolution® X lets up to eight players battle simultaneously through the LAN lines on their PlayStation®2 system. Also, in continuing the game’s reputation for improving fitness levels, players can work up a sweat by customizing their own workout programs and, by plugging in the EyeToyTM USB Camera (for PlayStation®2) peripheral, they can put themselves in the game.
After a decade as one of the most popular franchises in the music genre, DanceDanceRevolution® has transcended from a video game into a pop culture phenomenon. The game has been available on most consoles including all three PlayStation’s, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. Revolutionizing the get-up-and-move concept for video games, DanceDanceRevolution® combines high-energy music with fun-filled gameplay. The game has swept into the pop culture psyche as it has had its own television program on CBS, is regularly featured on primetime television and music videos, has its own fan club and fan sites, is part of the physical education program in many school districts, and has been featured workout in fitness clubs across the United States.
As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, Konami will also allow fans to move their feet to different beats on the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and WiiTM with the release of DanceDanceRevolution® UNIVERSE3 and DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2, respectively.
DanceDanceRevolution® X is rated “E-10+” and is now available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. A stand-alone version of DanceDanceRevolution® X will be available for $29.99, while the bundle, which comes complete with controller, will be available for $49.99. For more information, please visit: www.konami.com.
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