Konami has today announced that Dance Dance Revolution Extreme has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The latest DDR installment includes EyeToy support, as well as an all-new soundtrack and an online component that lets players compete head-to-head for the first time.
"The Dance Dance Revolution series has been consistently recognized for its innovation and engaging gameplay," said Jason Enos, Product Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment – America. "By adding online gameplay for the first time, we are able bring our fans a DDR experience that is every bit as compelling as the game itself."
DDR Extreme 2 has an all-new "Dance Master" mode which has players completing numerous dance challenges. You can also collect in-game currency points, which can be used to unlock items such as additional music tracks, game tips and characters. The popular 'Work Out' mode, allowing players to track the calories they burn as they dance is also back this year.
The game has more than 70 songs which is the largest number of tracks of any DDR title released in North America to date. Artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Sean Paul, Sneaker Pimps, and Fatboy Slim are included, and the game will include exclusive remixes of "Genie In A Bottle" and "Oops!…I Did It Again" plus other tunes like "Crazy In Love" and "Play That Funky Music."
Available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 DDR Extreme 2 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for an SRP of $39.99 for the standalone video game and $59.99 for the video game and dance mat bundle. The game also includes a demo of Konami's upcoming game Karaoke Revolution Party, which combines both singing and dancing elements for the first time.