Majesco Announce Zumba Fitness Rush for the Xbox 360 Kinect!

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While Zumba Fitness 2 is set to launch on the Nintendo Wii in less than a month, Majesco are ready to get their fanbase into shape via the Kinect and have now announced “Zumba Fitness Rush” for the Xbox 360. This new version will of course feature full body Kinect motion controls along with 42 new tracks and a huge variety of new dance styles and arenas for users to enjoy.

“Our Zumba Fitness games combine both dance and fitness with fun, high-energy choreography, contagious music and multiplayer functionality that lets friends and family join the party,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco Entertainment. “Zumba Fitness Rush is packed with features and improvements that Kinect fans have asked for—from licensed music to a calorie tracker, 40+ all new routines with more than twice the dance styles of the original, a custom playlist feature and online connectivity. This is an incredibly robust experience that fans will love.”

Rush will also feature six instructors get you moving to the beat, including celebrity instructors Beto Perez, Tanya Beardsley and Gina Grant, plus new stars exclusive to the Kinect game: Kass Martin, Jason Thompson and Erica Pierce. Each personality will instruct in choreography ranging from Merengue and Samba to Bollywood and Latin Pop.

If that wasn’t enough, a newly added Progress Tracker has been included, which will add up calories burned, grade dance styles, and display ranks, trophies and stats.

A full list of features can be found below.

Additional Zumba® Fitness Rush Features:

  • Hot Dance Music – 42 new routines and music tracks including hits from chart-topping artists Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and Yolanda Be Cool & DCup.
  • Superstar Instructors – Dance and interact with six of Zumba Fitness’ elite instructors: Beto Perez, Tanya Beardsley, Gina Grant, Kass Martin, Jason Thompson and Erica Pierce.
  • Huge Range of Dance Flavors – Choose from 24 different dance styles, from fan favorites Salsa and Reggaeton to new styles including Bollywood, Axe, Latin Pop and Pasodoble.
  • Customizable Workouts – Create a Zumba® workout that’s right for you by choosing your favorite playlist and workout length. Low, Medium and High Intensity routines also cater to dancers of all skill levels.
  • Exotic Party Venues – Dance it up in 10 new, dynamic environments, with 5 venues including Rio Carnival and Las Vegas that are exclusive to the Kinect game.
  • Master Your Flair – Full tutorial mode offers a breakdown of the basic steps and rhythms by core styles.
  • Exclusive Access – Earn achievements and unlock behind-the-scenes Zumba videos as you play, only available in Zumba® Fitness Rush for Kinect.
  • Keep the Dance Party Going – New choreography and licensed music will be released post-launch via add-on content only available on the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Download the digital content right into your game!
  • Sound good to you Zumba fanatics? Good. Zumba Fitness Rush isn’t too far off either, as the game is set to launch in February of 2012 and is available for pre-order now at participating retailers.

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