Dance Central Spotlight Xbox One Exclusive, First Details

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There’s a new Dance Central Spotlight Xbox One game on the way this year, and bucking the trend of Microsoft’s E3 messaging, the game will rely exclusively on Kinect. Microsoft didn’t once mention Kinect in its official E3 Xbox media briefing, but it’s obvious that the motion-sensing technology is on other publishers’ minds.

The new Dance Central Spotlight will be an Xbox One exclusive and ship this September. Gamers won’t find it in retail stores, though, as the Dance Central Spotlight release date will only apply to Xbox Live. The game’s currently targeted to only be available as a digital download title.

Dance Central Spotlight won’t stray far from the mold that’s made earlier titles in the series so popular. The game will rely on authentic dance routines for up to two players, with their accuracy gauged by the body-tracking technology of Kinect. All the dancing will take place to 10 chart-topping songs, with additional downloadable tracks (up to 50 more) available each week after release.

Making just 10 songs available on the game disc indicates that the game won’t likely carry a full $59.99 price tag. Instead, it’s likely to come in in the $30 range and rely predominantly off making more money from selling downloadable tracks.

The core 10-song soundtrack will include the following five songs, each of which is new to the franchise:

  • Wake Me Up (Avicii)
  • Talk Dirty (Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz)
  • Show Me (Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown)
  • Counting Stars (OneRepublic)
  • Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Additional Dance Central Spotlight Xbox One songs will be revealed in the months to come.

Since it’s a new game in the series, there will be some minor adjustments to Dance Central Spotlight Xbox One. For example, the game will have eight different dance routines per song to choose from, as well as an all-new voice command activated “Practice That” Mode.

To activate the Practice That mode, players can simply say “DJ, practice that!” during a song to hop right into an improved Rehearsal mode. The steps will appear alongside a real-time dance mirror of yourself so you can see how foolish (or awesome) you really look.

Dance Central Spotlight Xbox One will also feature an expanded Fitness Mode, with special dance routines authored to focus on Strength and Cardio.

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