Dance Dance Revolution is coming to Wii with special new controls. (Video Included)
Konami is bringing an installment of its world famous dancing simulator to Wii and it will include all new features that take full advantage of the Wii's capabilities. Unlike Mario Mix, the last DDR game to appear on a Nintendo console, Hottest Party will follow the more standard popular music library of other games. This DDR game will include "smash hits" from the last 40 years.
For those that don't know, Dance Dance Revolution is a game based around a simple concept that is taken to extreme levels of difficulty. Players use a dance mat game controller that features four arrows in a D-Pad-like layout. On screen, these same four arrows are laid out across the top while individual arrows scroll up from the bottom. At the precise moment that a scrolling arrow reaches the arrow at the top, the corresponding section of the dance mat must be pressed. Hottest Party adds another layer to the mix, as sometimes the arrows will instead be icons representing either the Wii remote, nunchuk, or both. When these icons reach the top, the player must shake the corresponding hand in rhythm instead of stepping on the mat. These Wii specific features can be turned off for those who want a classic DDR experience.
Hottest Party will also feature an all new "Groove Circuit" single player mode that lets players advance from venue to venue as they dance. These venues make up more than 40 new dance environments and backgrounds that feature new animated dancers that have unique moves for every song. All environments and songs can also be played in any of the multiplayer modes. These modes allow for up to four players to compete in head-to-head and cooperative dancing. In competitive modes, players can use the Wii remote to "toss" obstructions at opponents, making it harder for them to keep the rhythm.
Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party will ship this week in North America with one Wii Dance Mat included. A mat-free version will ship sometime in October for a lesser price. Check out the official Trailer for the game below.