Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2

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Not to be confused with the defunct Japanese arcade sequel rumor.
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
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Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • NA September 28, 2005[1]
Genre(s) Music
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Distribution DVD-ROM

Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 is the tenth home version of Dance Dance Revolution to be released in the United States. It was released by Konami on September 28, 2005 for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It was announced in a press release by Konami on May 17, 2005, and unveiled at the E3 expo in Los Angeles that same day.

Gameplay[edit]

Features[edit]

The game contains 74 songs, 24 initially available and 50 that need to be unlocked, either through normal play or purchasing the songs with Dance Points accumulated through Dance Master Mode. The majority of the songs are Konami originals, most of which are composed by Naoki Maeda. This mix introduces several licensed tracks to DDR as well as reusing veteran songs, such as Smile.dk's "Butterfly (Upswing Mix)", letting the highly popular European group finally appear on a DDR U.S. home version.

For the first time in any U.S. DDR, a song by E-Rotic was included, specifically In the Heat of the Night. Konami had previously been reluctant to release songs by the German pop group, known for its sexually explicit lyrics, on United States versions of Dance Dance Revolution. Seven songs from the group, including the aforementioned, had been released on Japanese versions of DDR previously. The particular song chosen is relatively tame. Largely due to the inclusion of E-Rotic and the other sexually explicit themes throughout the game, DDR EXTREME 2 is rated Everyone 10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, with the billets for Mild Lyrics and Suggestive Themes.

INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX) was also edited to exclude its original lyrics, which are sexually explicit in nature.

Due to the outcry over the elimination of the Song Wheel interface in the US version of DDR EXTREME, it has been restored in DDR EXTREME 2. The Groove Radar feature has also reappeared. New advanced modes are available. The EyeToy digital camera peripheral is now used only for "hands and feet" and "watch me dance" modes. In addition, for the first time in PlayStation DDR games, online gameplay is available.

Music[edit]

Title Artist
AGAINST ALL ODDS Déjà Vu featuring Tasmin
As the Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Sweeping Strings Radio Edit) Motorcycle
Block Rockin' Beats The Chemical Brothers
BOOM BOOM DOLLAR (K.O.G G3 MIX) King Kong & D. Jungle Girls
butterfly (UPSWING MIX) Smile.dk
CAPTAIN JACK (GRANDALE REMIX) CAPTAIN JACK
CARTOON HEROES (Speedy Mix) Barbie Young
Crazy in Love wg feat. Indra J
Genie In A Bottle nc ft. NRG factory
Get Busy Sean Paul
I will Survive AKIRA feat. Daline
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT E-Rotic
IRRESISTIBLEMENT WILDSIDE
LA COPA DE LA VIDA PATRICK VICTORIO
LOOK AT US (Daddy DJ Remix) Sarina Paris
My My My Armand Van Helden
Oops!... I Did It Again AKIRA feat. Susan Z
Play That Funky Music wg feat. Tony L
Pump Up The Volume M/A/R/R/S
Silence (Airscape Remix) Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan
SPEED OVER BEETHOVEN ROSE
Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix) Sneaker Pimps
Wonderful Night (radio edit) Fatboy Slim
1998 NAOKI
ABSOLUTE (Cuff-N-Stuff it Mix) Thuggie D.
air DJ SIMON
BE LOVIN D-Crew
Can Be Real Vision F
CANDY♥ Riyu Kosaka
Colors (for EXTREME) dj TAKA
DAIKENKAI Des-ROW feat. TSUBOI for ALPHA
Happy Wedding ASKA
Heaven is a '57 metallic gray (gimmix) Hiro feat. Sweet little 30's
I Need You (Insideout Door Mix) Supa Fova
INFINITE PRAYER L.E.D. Light feat. Goro
INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX) Akira Yamaoka
INSERTiON (Machine Gun Kelly Mix) Thuggie D.
INSIDE YOUR HEART AKIRA YAMAOKA
KEEP ON MOVIN' (DMX Mix) N.M.R-typeG
La Bamba Mexican Folk Song
L'amour et la liberté (DDR ver.) NAOKI underground
LOVE IS ORANGE Orange Lounge
Make A Difference Lala Moore with CoCoRo*Co
MARIA (I believe...) NAOKI feat. Paula Terry
Miracle Moon (L.E.D. LIGHT STYLE MIX) Togo Project feat. Sana
PASSION OF LOVE NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY
Polovtsian Dances And Chorus Naoto Suzuki feat. Martha
Quickening dj TAKA
SAKURA RevenG
SANA MOLLETE NE ENTE (B.L.T. STYLE) Togo Project feat. Sana
Saturday Night Love Sota feat. Brenda V.
SEDUCTION nc ft. FINALFORCE
SEXY PLANET Crystal Aliens
Sweet Sweet ♥ Magic Jun
sync (EXTREME version) OutPhase
TOMORROW nc ft. DreamScanner
TwinBee (Generation X) Final Offset
un deux trois SDMS
You gotta move it (feat. Julie Rugaard) Yuzo Koshiro
AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL 8 bit
BRILLIANT 2U NAOKI
BURNIN' THE FLOOR NAOKI
DIVE BeForU
DYNAMITE RAVE NAOKI
Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) SySF feat. Anna
PARANOiA 180
AFRONOVA (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) RE-VENGE
BRILLIANT 2U (K.O.G G3 MIX) NAOKI
BURNIN' THE FLOOR (BLUE FIRE mix) NAOKI
DYNAMITE RAVE (B4 ZA BEAT MIX) NAOKI
Look To The Sky (Trance Mix) SySF feat. Anna
SEXY PLANET (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) Crystal Aliens
PARANOIA survivor 270
PARANOIA survivor MAX 290

Other versions[edit]

There was speculation that Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 might also be released in other regions along with the North American version making it a global release. In the past there has always been slight differences between regions. Konami teased that the online play feature would be "global" on the months leading up to Extreme 2's release. On September 6, 2005 Konami announced Dance Dance Revolution Strike as the new Japanese version of Dance Dance Revolution. They confirmed it would use the same engine as Extreme 2 but contain a different soundtrack. A European version was later announced as Dancing Stage Max, again using the same game engine but containing different music. All three versions of the game had online play at the time of their release but Konami has since shut the servers.

Online play[edit]

The online features of DDR EXTREME 2 were available exclusively to players who used a broadband connection to access online gaming functions of the PlayStation 2. Players who used an analog modem were unable to play the game online.

Online services for DDR EXTREME 2 ended on September 12, 2006. Presumably, this may be because the next title, Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova, contains online play.

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Preceded by
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
2005
Succeeded by
Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova