Just Dance 2018 Gets a Kids' Mode and a New Song

By Claudio Barata, 2 months ago
Because not all kids are born with Jenny from the Block-like skills, Ubisoft has announced details on the kids' mode in Just Dance 2018, mostly aimed at kids from three to six years old.

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The kids' mode adds simple choreographies, with simpler moves that "correspond to action verbs like running, climbing, flying, catching" rather than other more complicated moves that only adults would be able to reproduce, and sometimes only after the third attempt.


The kids' mode interface of the game will also feature much less text, and parents will be able to set up the game to have a "shuffle play" mode for all songs to be continuously played. The new mode will feature eight songs, like "Happy Farm", "Magic Halloween" and "Fearless Pirate", for which you can see the respective videos below.




Ubisoft also announced that "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's Moana is releasing with the game, not confirming if this song will be available in kids' mode.


Going off on a tangent, Mark wrote a very relevant piece on Growing Up Gamer: Destigmatizing Video Games for My Son, which not only fits on the topic, but also on how a mode like this should be no surprise for kids growing up in an all-digital world.

Just Dance 2018 releases on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 26th.
Claudio Barata
Written by Claudio Barata
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