The third installment of the Just Dance series has been announced, and this time, in addition to Wii, there will be versions on Kinect and Playstation 3. Release date is October 11, but of course that could always change. All three platforms will have workout modes. The description for Wii and PS3 says:
Just Sweat More – A more advanced training program with calculated Cardio Training and on-going assessment that will help players stay fit while having fun.
while the description for the Kinect version says:
Just Sweat It Out – The popular Just Sweat mode gets an upgrade with more workout plans and playlists.
No song list yet, but the box art shows Dynamite, Pump It by Black Eyed Peas, No Limit by 2 Unlimited, What Are You Waiting For by Gwen Stefani, and “Kiss” – that could mean the ’80s Prince hit, or something by Kiss. (I’m rooting for the former!)
PS3 Move owners will get both new fitness and old dance this week, as Fit in Six and Dance on Broadway are released this Tuesday. Fit in Six will also be available for Wii, in either camera bundles or game only (I think that’s the same camera that came with Your Shape).
PS3’s Fit in Six has an attractive feature: you can upload your own music to the console’s hard drive, and work out to that music. Now that’s a feature that ALL video workouts need!
Dance on Broadway, a showtunes version of the Just Dance series for Wii, is now coming to the PS3 in March. Of course, it will be compatible with the new Move controllers.
I have Dance on Broadway for Wii, and I admit I haven’t played it very much. While “Time Warp” and “Cabaret” are fun, I’m just not very familiar with most of the other tunes, plus the fact that “Fame” is repeated from Just Dance, feels a bit stingy. It’s the music that really drives these games, and I find myself gravitating to Michael Jackson a lot more when I want to bust a move.
MJ, incidentally, will be coming to Xbox 360 Kinect next month. No word on whether Dance on Broadway will do the same.