Konami today shipped DanceDanceRevolution Universe2 (DDR Universe2) for the Xbox 360. The newest title in the popular franchise includes new songs, a new freestyle mode and a new-and-improved Quest Mode that allows players to build their own unique characters and advance through a set of missions to complete all of the gameplay challenges.
DDR Universe2 has high-definition graphics, a wide variety of songs, all-new non-stop megamixes, exclusive downloadable songs and online head-to-head competitions via Xbox Live. The new Freestyle Mode, meanwhile, allows players to dance how they want to dance without arrows (perfect for kids — or anyone — with two left feet).
As with previous DDR game releases, DDR Universe2 features a Workout Mode that challenges would-be dieters to dance off those extra pounds. With the ability to track calories burned and provide vigorous exercise, the Workout Mode in DDR is a pseudo alternative to more-traditional forms of exercise. Don’t believe us? Maybe you’ll believe this: the game has appeared in health clubs and school physical education classes around the country.
The soundtrack draws inspiration from four decades of both classic and current smash-hits from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and today. Among the songs are “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “Jungle Boogie” and “The Way You Move.” For those who want an even wider array of music, they can download new songs via Xbox Live. Xbox Live also lets DDR players to compete head-to-head online.