Konami took the wraps off of three new DanceDanceRevolution (DDR) games, all of which will ship this Fall in honor of the franchise’s tenth anniversary. DanceDanceRevolution X will ship for the PlayStation 2, DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2 will ship for the Wii, and DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 will ship for Xbox 360.
The lack of a PS3 version will presumably be minimized by the PS2 game working on the PlayStation 3 hardware, but that’s pure conjecture at this point — and presumably depends on the PS3 SKU you own.
DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 for Xbxo 360 will offer fans a whole new DDR experience with two new modes: DJ Mode and City Mode. In DJ Mode, players can create tracks and song lists to dance to, while City Mode lets players compete against bosses throughout the DDR city. Basically, City Mode is a story mode.
DDR UNIVERSE3 will also include one of the series’ biggest soundtracks, with more than 65 songs spanning eras from the 1970s to today’s top-40 songs. DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 will also include online multiplayer for up to four friends via Xbox Live, as well as character customization that includes more than 400 clothing, face, skin and hairstyle options.
The Wii game, DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2, will include four-player multiplayer support as well as Wii Remote and Nunchuk support. The mutliplayer options will support head-to-head battles via Dance n’ Defend Battle Mode, in which players use the Wii Remote to battle their opponents. There will also be Course Mode, which will include non-stop dancing action; the ability to unlock hidden features in Groove Arena Mode; and the ability for players to use Mii to dance in-game.
Rounding things out is the PS2 game, DanceDanceRevolution X. This version will include a new LAN Battle Mode that lets up to eight players battle simultaneously through the LAN lines on their PS2, and it will let players use the EyeToy USB Camera to put themselves in the game.
Again, Konami did not confirm or indicate that the PS2 version will work on the PS3, or that the PS3’s PlayStation Eye can be used instead of the EyeToy, but we can only hope.