Dance Central (series)

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Dance Central
Dance Central logo.png
Genres Rhythm, Exercise
Developers Harmonix
Publishers MTV Games
Platforms Xbox 360, Xbox One
First release Dance Central
2010
Latest release Dance Central Spotlight
2014
Official website dancecentral.com

Dance Central is a music video game series that uses the Kinect motion peripheral for Xbox. It was developed by Harmonix, creators of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises.

Its primary competitor is Ubisoft's Just Dance game series.

Series[edit]

Dance Central[edit]

Main article: Dance Central

Dance Central was released exclusively for the Xbox 360 and was a launch title for its Kinect peripheral. The game was officially announced at E3 2010 and later released in October of that year.

Dance Central 2[edit]

Main article: Dance Central 2

A direct sequel to the previous game, Dance Central 2 was officially announced at E3 2011 during Microsoft's press conference and was released in October of that year.

Dance Central 3[edit]

Main article: Dance Central 3

Dance Central 3 was co-developed by Backbone Entertainment. It was announced at E3 2012 during Microsoft's press conference. The game was released on October 16, 2012 in North & Latin America, & on October 19, 2012 in Europe, Asia, Australia, & Japan.

Dance Central Spotlight[edit]

Dance Central Spotlight was announced at E3 2014 as an Xbox One exclusive, and was released on September 2, 2014. Unlike previous installments, it is distributed digitally via the Xbox Games Store; the initial purchase includes 10 songs, with additional songs available as downloadable content on a near-weekly basis. For Spotlight, Harmonix has emphasized quicker production of DLC, with a goal of having new DLC songs released while they are still in the music charts.[1][2]

Romance Central[edit]

This was an April Fool's joke made on their official website on April 1, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harmonix shines the Dance Central Spotlight on the Xbox One (interview)". VentureBeat. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dance Central Spotlight dated, will cost $10". CVG. Future plc. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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