Dance Dance Revolution II
|Dance Dance Revolution II/Hottest Party 5|
|Series||Dance Dance Revolution|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
Dance Dance Revolution II, later released in Europe as Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 5, is a music video game in the Dance Dance Revolution series by Konami. It was released on October 11, 2011 for the Nintendo Wii in North America and on November 24, 2011 for Europe. Dance Dance Revolution II is the direct sequel to Dance Dance Revolution for the Wii. This game shares songs with the arcade version of Dance Dance Revolution X3 vs 2ndMix. It features characters from the arcade versions of Dance Dance Revolution.
Double Mode, which was unavailable in previous Wii games, is now available. While playing in Double Mode, the player can only play the full version of licenses and shortened versions for Konami Original. There is no way to play shortened licenses or the full version of Konami Original.
In addition to the four main difficulties, the game now includes Challenge difficulty, similar to the arcade versions. However, because the special shock arrow (which takes the Challenge difficulty space) are not featured in this game, Challenge charts that originally feature shock arrows in the arcade version are excluded (e.g. smooooch・∀・).
Difficulty Scale Changes
Instead of the traditional ten-foot scale used by previous Wii games, the game now uses the 20-foot difficulty scale first introduced in DDR X. The highest ranked difficulty is the Challenge charts of Valkyrie dimension (in both Single and Double) and the Double-Challenge of POSSESSION, both of which are rated 19 and first introduced in the arcade version of DDR X2.
For the first time in the series since Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix, players of Dance Dance Revolution II will be able to play long versions of songs. Full versions are only available for licenses and some Konami Original.
Standard two-player multiplayer will return with the use of dance pads, and the game will support up to four players.
"Replicant-D Action", which previously only available on the arcade version of DDR X2 will be available in this game. There are now 11 songs inside the folder (the previous seven from DDR X2, two songs from DDR Universe 3, and two new boss songs). Conditions for accessing the folder are now much easier.
Interface and graphics
The song list still kept the same Cover Flow interface first introduced in DDR Hottest Party 3 which features the usual Groove Radar and multi-layered difficulty table. The interface dominantly features light blue color scheme with slant patterns and circles. Parts of the interface were reused in the arcade version of DDR X3 vs 2ndMix.
Most of the characters are taken from the arcade version of DDR instead of the usual cast from the previous Wii games. The models used are from the arcade version of DDR X2.
There are 83 songs in this game.
- Songs in bold indicate it need to be unlocked. Songs with clapperboard indicates it have a dedicated music/background videos (displayed in a small screen instead of full screen).
|Licensed Music (19 total)|
|Rocket (*)||Goldfrapp||from the album Head First|
|Just The Way You Are||Bruno Mars||from the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans|
|Nothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars)||B.o.B||from the album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray|
|A Year Without Rain||Selena Gomez & The Scene||from the album A Year Without Rain|
|Don't Go||Yaz||from the album Upstairs at Eric's|
|Don't You Want Me||The Human League||from the album Dare|
|In My Head||Jason Derulo||from the album Jason Derülo|
|Just A Dream||Nelly||from the album 5.0|
|More Than Alive||The Ready Set||from the album I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming|
|Baby ft. Ludacris||Justin Bieber||from the album My World 2.0|
|Strip Me||Natasha Bedingfield||from the album Strip Me|
|Somebody To Love||Justin Bieber||from the album My World 2.0|
|Beautiful Monster||Ne-Yo||from the album Libra Scale|
|Spice Up Your Life||Spice Girls||from the album Spiceworld|
|Candy Girl||New Edition||from the album Candy Girl|
|This Time I Know It's For Real||Donna Summer||from the album Another Place and Time|
|Only Girl (In The World)||Rihanna||from the album Loud|
|Can't Be Tamed||Miley Cyrus||from the album Can't Be Tamed|
|Whip My Hair||Willow||single by Willow Smith|
|Konami Original Music (17 total)|
|Dance Partay||DKC Crew||New Konami Original|
|Diamond Night||TOMOSUKE feat. Alexa Slaymaker||New Konami Original|
|El ritmo te controla||Jeanette Herrera||New Konami Original|
|Get Back Up!||NMR runners||first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test|
|Haunted Rhapsody||Architect ft. Jasmine Nii||first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test|
|HEARTBREAK (Sound Selektaz remix)||NAOKI feat. Becca Hossany||first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test|
|In the Air||Bill Hamel & James Rowand||New Konami Original|
|SAY A PRAYER||Des-ROW with Maxi Priest||Special Collaboration|
|Seule||Preston Powis||New Konami Original|
|Something Special||nc ft. Jasmine Nii||New Konami Original|
|still unbreakable||Des-ROW Ft. Vanilla Ice||Special Collaboration and remake of Unbreakable from the album Bi-Polar|
|Summer Fairytale||Design-MAD Crew||New Konami Original|
|Surrender (PureFocus remix)||U1 ft. Becca Hossany||New Konami Original|
|Take A Step Forward||TAG feat. Sydney Powers||first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test|
|Tell Me What to Do||atomsoak ft. cerol||New Konami Original|
|The Heavens Above||U1 F/ Anneliese||first appeared in DDR X3 vs 2ndMix location test|
|Wings of an Angel (Fly With Me)||J-Mi and Midi-D||New Konami Original|
|From Previous releases (18 total)|
|aftershock!!||DM Ashura||from DDR Universe 3|
|All My Love||kors k feat. ЯIRE||from DDR X2|
|CG Project||Latenighters||from DDR X2|
|Decade||kors k Vs. dj TAKA||from DDR X2|
|dirty digital||kors k||from DDR Universe 3|
|Dummy||RAM||from DDR Universe 3|
|in love wit you||Kotaro feat. Aya||from DDR X (JP PS2)|
|KISS KISS KISS -AKBK MIX-||Remixed by DJ Command||from DDR X2|
|Lesson by DJ||U.T.D & Friends||from DDR Hottest Party|
|Lesson2 by DJ||MC DDR||from DDR Hottest Party 2|
|Lesson3 by DJ||Dr. DDR||from DDR Hottest Party 3|
|oarfish||kors k||from DDR Universe 3 (Xbox Live content)'|
|Poseidon (kors k mix)||NAOKI underground||from DDR X2|
|real-high-SPEED||Makoto feat. SK||from DDR X (JP PS2)|
|sakura storm||Ryu☆||from DDR Universe 3|
|Sky Is The Limit||Sota F. feat. Anna||from DDR X2|
|someday...||Haruna Anno||from DDR X2|
|Your Angel||DM Ashura feat. kors k||from DDR Universe 3|
|BEMANI Crossovers (14 total)|
|Dazzlin' Darlin||HHH||from Beatmania IIDX 15: DJ Troopers|
|Dazzlin' Darlin -AKBK MIX-||Remixed by DJ Command||from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius|
|DROP||dj TAKA feat. Kanako Hoshino||from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius|
|FIRE FIRE||StripE||from Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold|
|GOLD RUSH (**)||DJ YOSHITAKA-G feat. Michael a la mode||from Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold|
|I'm so Happy||Ryu☆||from jubeat knit|
|MEI||Amuro vs Killer||from Beatmania IIDX 12: Happy Sky|
|Second Heaven||Ryu☆||from Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold|
|She is my wife||SUPER STAR MITSURU||from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius|
|smooooch・∀・||kors k||from Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress|
|Theory of Eternity||TAG||from jubeat knit APPEND/DDR X2|
|VANESSA||SUZAKU||from Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold|
|YELLOW CANDY||Risk Junk||from Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress|
|ZETA ~The World of Prime Numbers and the Transcendental Being~||Zektbach||from Pop'n Music 15: Adventure|
|Nonstop Megamix (4 total)|
|DanceDanceRevolution||Nonstop Megamix of DanceDanceRevolution|
|HOTTEST PARTY||Nonstop Megamix of DDR Hottest Party|
|HOTTEST PARTY 2||Nonstop Megamix of DDR Hottest Party 2|
|HOTTEST PARTY 3||Nonstop Megamix of DDR Hottest Party 3|
|Replicant D-action stages(11 total)|
|UNBELIEVABLE (Sparky remix)||jun feat. Sarah-Jane||New Konami Original|
|London EVOLVED||TAG underground||song is split into 3 versions
New Konami Original
|ΔMAX||DM Ashura||from DDR Universe 3|
|888||DJ TECHNORCH||from DDR Universe 3|
|Anti-Matter||Orbit1 & Milo||from DDR X2|
|New Decade||Sota F.||from DDR X2|
|Pierce The Sky||JAKAZiD feat. K.N.||from DDR X2|
|POSSESSION||TAG underground||from DDR X2|
|Sakura Sunrise||Ryu☆||from DDR X2|
|Shiny World||CAPACITY GATE||from DDR X2|
|Valkyrie dimension||Spriggan||from DDR X2|
(*) Due to memory limitations, music/background videos are now only displayed in a small screen to the right (for Player 1), left (for Player 2), or middle ( Versus or Double Play).
(**) GOLD RUSH only have the original IIDX video displayed. The new "AC DDR" and "CS DDR" versions from DDR X2 AC are not retained.
The following list show the available songs that have full version. These songs are differentiated by having pink color scheme on the Groove Radar and difficulty table (instead of blue) and the player would be asked to choose between full or short versions after choosing the song.
- Konami's E3 teaser page for Dance Dance Revolution II
- Discussion page for Dance Dance Revolution II at Zenius -I- Vanisher