This October, Ubisoft will release Hokey Pokey: The Game for Kinect, PlayStation Move and Wii. Well, officially it'll be called Just Dance Kids 2, but make no mistake: this is an interactive Hokey Pokey simulation, in which motion sensing technology will judge whether you've properly internalized what it's all about.
To pad out the high-tech Hokey Pokey, Ubisoft also including Kidz Bop-style covers of pop hits like "Love Me," "Whip My Hair," "Just The Way You Are," TV and movie songs, and other children's standards. The announcement makes a point to mention the inclusion of "the YouTube hit song, 'I Am A Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song).'" We'd never heard of it, but now we have, and we're sorry to be the ones to do this to you.
And on the subject of inflicting things on you, how about that Comic Sans UI? How about those South Park fruit icons?
The #1 Dance Game for Kids and Families is Back; Now Available on All Motion Platforms
SAN FRANCISCO – August 22, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft® announced that Just Dance® Kids 2 will be available for the first time for Kinect™ for Xbox 360® and the PlayStation®Move for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and will return to the Wii™ system from Nintendo. Developed by Land Ho!, Just Dance Kids 2 will feature more than 40 new songs, including today's hottest hits, such as "Love Me," "Whip My Hair," "Just The Way You Are," and popular songs from kids' favorite TV shows and movies. In addition, the game includes mixes of classic kids songs like "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and "The Hokey Pokey" in several languages. Just Dance Kids 2 also contains all-new features exclusive to each platform and will be released in North America on October 25, 2011.
"Just Dance Kids 2 provides families and kids of all ages with exciting new features building upon those elements that first made the game a success," said Tony Key, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Ubisoft North America. "For the first time, Just Dance Kids 2 will be available on all three motion control platforms, making it a must-have family title. The game will get kids active and moving while bringing the entire family together, laughing and dancing in their living rooms."
Created with kids and families in mind, the game boasts colorful and lively graphics, super fun dance moves and easy-to-follow kid-friendly gameplay. The choreography will have players dancing to covers of such hits as "Burnin' Up," "Barbara Ann," "Shake Your Groove Thing," and the YouTube hit song, "I Am A Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song)."
Just Dance Kids 2 takes full advantage of each motion control platform, providing each with a unique feature and experience for the player. The Kinect for Xbox 360 version of Just Dance Kids 2 will allow kids to play without using a controller, star in their own music videos, and create and save their own dance routines to challenge friends and family members. With the PlayStation Move, kids have the ability to capture their cool dance moves with the PlayStation®Eye, which snaps photos of players while dancing. In addition, kids can select their favorite song medleys. The Wii version of Just Dance Kids 2 features a brand-new multiplayer mode called Balloon Pop, which lets kids shake their Wii Remote™ controllers to earn more points and have more fun while dancing. All three platforms feature a brand-new game feature called Nonstop Shuffle, where players can play the game for designated periods of time of 15, 30, 60 or 120 minutes without having to push any buttons or navigate through menus for non-stop play.
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