The dancing-game craze has reached an all new level, it seems — one that’s three apples high. Ubisoft today announced details for The Smurfs Dance Party, a new dancing game based on Sony’s 3D film that will ship exclusively for the Nintendo Wii in July.
The Smurfs Dance Party mixes chart-topping tracks with classic tunes in more than 20 dance routines, all created by professional choreographers and led by Papa, Brainy, Smurfette and Co. A Smurfs-themed video game will also be available on the Nintendo DS.
In The Smurfs Dance Party for Wii, kids and parents can dance alongside their favorite characters and heroes from the feature film, including Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Clumsy, Brainy, Gutsy and even Gargamel. No word on whether Azrael is an unlockable and playable cat. The game will include a wide selection of musical genres, including Pop, R&B, Rock and Punk.
Each musical track has unique choreography and can accommodate up to four dancers in Party Mode.
In The Smurfs on DS, kids can play fun and interactive mini-games including cake decoration, dress-up with Smurfette, and performing in the Smurf Symphony. They will also be able to read and interact with stories based on The Smurfs movie.
The Smurfs Dance Party marks the fourth time Ubisoft and Sony Pictures Animation have teamed up on the development of video game. The companies’ previous outings based on animated films came with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Open Season and Surf’s Up.