Kinect has been quite popular for dancing games; with Dance Central
, Dance Masters
, Dance Paradise
, Michael Jackson: The Experience
, Zumba Fitness
and Let's Dance With Mel B
available, and news coming out recently for Dance Central 2
, Just Dance 3
, and The Black Eyed Peas Experience
, among others. Ubisoft looks at this lineup and sees a hole there, with no dance offerings geared specifically for children. This will change soon as Ubisoft has revealed their announcement trailer for Just Dance Kids 2
Besides some of the 'hits' featured in the video, you can expect to see other popular songs get the JDK2 treatment such as "Love Me" and "Just The Way You Are", older favorites like "Barbara Ann" and "Shake Your Groove Thing", and even as obscure as the You Tube sensation "I Am A Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song)". It's so crazy I couldn't have made it up. Ubisoft promises other hits from children's shows and movies as well.
The Kinect will allow kids to dance controller-free, and record and star in their own music videos, as well as create and save their own dance routines. Just Dance Kids 2
will not only feature kid-friendly music, but also colorful graphics and easy to follow and kid-friendly gameplay.
In the flurry of news coming out of E3, some may remember that this isn't the first dance games for kids announced
, but it looks like Just Dance Kids 2
will be first to the market when it releases October 25th in North America. No release details have been determined for the rest of the world as of yet.