Earlier this week Harmonix announced that Dance Central Spotlight will be released in the US for Xbox One September 2nd for $10. This will be the first major dance game released this console generation and it marks the fourth overall entry in the Dance Central series.
Unfortunately, songs from the previous titles will not be importable at launch; however, they will be available to buy later as they are re-released over time. According to GameSpot, the older songs will be free of charge to accounts that purchased them on the 360.
The tracklist is relatively short to begin with only 10 songs but there will be over 50 available for purchase. This is more in line with what we have seen from similar games in recent years and may be an indicator of where the music game genre is headed. The full list of launch songs is as follows:
- Avicii – “Wake Me Up”
- Cher Lloyd – “I Wish”
- David Guetta ft. Sia “Titanium”
- Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
- Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown – “Show Me”
- Lorde – “Royals”
- OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
- Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
- Rihanna – “Diamonds”
- will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER
The full list of downloadable songs has not yet been revealed but here are the first 5:
- The B-52’s — “Love Shack”
- Capital Cities — “Safe and Sound”
- Emeli Sandé — “Next To Me”
- Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX — “I Love It”
- Lana Del Rey — “Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)”
It is nice to see that the Xbox One’s Kinect is not being totally abandoned. Dance Central was one of the franchises that made Kinect worthwhile when it first launched and was the first major title I bought and played on it. The new pricing model is interesting as well, it could be indicative of things to come in the music game genre, perhaps even a glimpse in the future of the prodigal Rock Band franchise?
Mike Bertrand is one of the new Associate Writers here at MONG. Lowly IT guy by day, writer and game designer by night.