DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 4 Prepares to Step out on the Wii!

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Before titles like Just Dance and Dance Central took over the scene of dance game genre, the DanceDanceRevolution series was the true innovator and opened the doors for those said titles years ago when we were sticking our quarters in arcade machines to get a dancing fix. Konami have now released some new information on the latest title in the franchise which is coming to the Wii, DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 4, and by the look of it we could very well see the franchise back on top with this installment.

As well as using the standard dance mat (or balance board), Hottest Party 4 will have full body controls which will let players take the WiiMote and Nunchuck as well as the pad/board peripherals to create a full on dancing experience for the Wii. This method of play is being targeted to all dance genre fans as well as veterans of the famed series to bring a bit more depth to the game itself.

Up to four players will be able to compete at once, trying to rack up the highest scores possible with the game. The music of course is boasting to be one of the series strongest yet as well, with tracks such as Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’, Paramore’s ‘CrushCrushCrush’ and the classic ‘Celebration’ from Kool and the Gang. 30 other Konami tracks will also be featured all specifically designed to test the players co-ordination and rhythm. A calorie counter will also be available in the title, letting players who want to concentrate on fitness get their fix in as well.

I really like the idea of having the pad represented as well as the motion hand controls with the nunchuck and WiiMote, and this very well could get games like Just Dance to integrate more of a full body control into their titles like we see here. Of course Konami have literally pioneered the genre with DDR over the years, so I am happy to see that they will be behind what could be a massive step up from the hand-only dance titles on the Wii. DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 4 Launches on April 28th.

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  • Cellophane Girl

    We have one broken down DDR machine around here and it’s an hour away. Oh how I miss the machines.

    I don’t care for the addition of the full body motion control for DDR. I just like the simple dance mat formula. Though I guess I have enough DDR games on the PS2 to keep me happy. 😀

    • v8hilux

      think the matts work better than the controllers in the sence it actually gets you moving and vaugely resembling what the moves look like instead of just waving a chunk of white plastic in the air 😛

      • Cellophane Girl

        Yep I’m basically like “give me a dance mat, or give me nothing”. Like Dance Central looks good because you don’t have to hold onto clunky controllers.
        The great thing about the mat is you can do whatever wacky moves and stuff you want with your hands, which is part of the fun.
        I’d rather not have to dance with the wii remote and nunchuck in my hands while I’m on the mat. How are you supposed to try to mess your friends up by pushing them if you have controllers in your hand? 😉

  • v8hilux

    waaahaaayyy the dance mat makes a return, much needed for the wii i think as far to easy to manipulate the controllers for lazy gits like myself :p

    • Cellophane Girl

      My mom likes that “Just Dance” game or whatever it’s called. Because she can do it sitting down. But she has an excuse since she had back surgery and then heart surgery. But since she’s gotten better she’s told me “this game is even more fun now that I can stand up and dance and not just waggle the controller around.”

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