Dance Dance Revolution X2
|Dance Dance Revolution X2|
|Composer(s)||dj TAKA (Takayuki Ishikawa), TAG (Yasuhiro Taguchi)|
|Series||Dance Dance Revolution
|Arcade system||Bemani PC Type 4 (Windows XP Embedded)|
|Display||High definition LCD display|
Dance Dance Revolution X2 (ダンスダンスレボリューションX2 Dansu Dansu Reboryūshon Ekkusu Tsū?), sometimes abbreviated DDR X2 or simply X2, is a music video game, and a part of the Dance Dance Revolution series. The arcade version of DDR X2 was revealed by Konami on November 20, 2009. A sequel to the Dance Dance Revolution X, X2 began public beta testing on November 25, 2009. The game was released in Japan & Asia on July 7, 2010, United States on December 31, 2010, and Europe on May 13, 2011
The first public location test for Dance Dance Revolution X2 was announced by Konami on November 20, 2009, to be held from the 25th to December 3, 2009 in Akihabara, Tokyo. The location test revealed new features such as a redesigned song selection interface, new adjustable versions of the Sudden and Hidden modifiers, and the ability to adjust these settings and the speed of the arrows in-game using the control buttons on the cabinet. The location test version did not contain an Extra Stage song, but "POSSESSION" was accessible on the build if certain conditions were met.
- New "Happy" and "Pro" play modes. Happy mode is designed for beginners, with a simplified interface and reduced song list. Pro is basically the "normal" mode.
- Two new options have been added. The first are HIDDEN+ and SUDDEN+, which is the alternate method of applying HIDDEN and SUDDEN that can be activated using the up and down buttons on the cabinet. The second is the RISKY option, which give the player one life bar (like in ENCORE EXTRA STAGE); it is only available if play style of player is SINGLE or DOUBLE. If the player misstep, the stage will end and skipped to the next stage. This is useful for the players who want to achieve higher scores. In addition, SPEED can also be adjusted using the up and down buttons on the cabinet.
- MARATHON MODE, exclusive for PASELI owners. Players can play using PASELI e-money system to as many stages as they want, up to 7. Certain CHALLENGE charts of the songs are also available only in this mode.
- BATTLE MODE have been removed from the game.
- Step Rating BOO is renamed back to MISS and merged with N.G. ALMOST have been removed entirely.
All characters from previous game return (with the exception of older Afro and Lady) with new costume. A new character named Rinon is added. Also, titular character Rena from the Hottest Party series makes her first arcade appearance here. There are also seven different-colored Rinons that only make appearances as opposing characters in each song in Replicant-D Action folder. Just like in DDR X, characters can be customized using various accessories.
- PiX (new)
- Rena (new)
- Rinon (new)
Extra Stage system in this game have been changed. Player must obtain performance grade of AA or AAA from First Stage to Final Stage to obtain Extra Stage. There is no longer songs exclusive on Final Stage that required to access Extra Stage as with previous versions. The special song available in Extra Stage is KIMONO PRINCESS, but only on certain difficulties based on the sum of difficulty ratings and the number of stages on the credit. The list is as follows.
|Quantity of stages||Beginner||Beginner, Basic||Beginner, Basic, Difficult||Beginner, Basic, Difficult, Expert|
|2||1 (2 x 0 + 1) to 12 (2 x 6)||13 (2 x 6 + 1) to 18 (2 x 9)||19 (2 x 9 + 1) to 26 (2 x 13)||27 (2 x 13 + 1) to 38 (2 x 19)|
|3||1 (3 x 0 + 1) to 18 (3 x 6)||19 (3 x 6 + 1) to 27 (3 x 9)||28 (3 x 9 + 1) to 39 (3 x 13)||40 (3 x 13 + 1) to 57 (3 x 19)|
|4||1 (4 x 0 + 1) to 24 (4 x 6)||25 (4 x 6 + 1) to 36 (4 x 9)||37 (4 x 9 + 1) to 52 (4 x 13)||53 (4 x 13 + 1) to 76 (4 x 19)|
|5||1 (5 x 0 + 1) to 30 (5 x 6)||31 (5 x 6 + 1) to 45 (5 x 9)||46 (5 x 9 + 1) to 65 (5 x 13)||66 (5 x 13 + 1) to 95 (5 x 19)|
The Extra Stage uses Battery Dance Meter; its quantity of lives is 4. The players can choose options for Extra Stage.
Encore Extra Stage
To access EES, player simply gets AA or better on KIMONO PRINCESS on Expert during Extra Stage. Unlike previous version where the players may choose any song, EES have been reverted to DDRMAX-era, where only a specific song can be played. The song is Roppongi EVOLVED on Expert. The version of the song are chosen randomly. Players are still able to set options to EES.
For Replicant-D Action, each song have their own requirements to access them. Pierce The Sky is accessed by passing at least 20 songs in the X2 folder. Sakura Sunrise is accessed by passing at least 2 songs in each song folders (at least 24). Shiny World is accessed by passing 6 courses and 1 drill course. POSSESSION is accessed by getting at least 100 difficulty ratings on CHALLENGE difficulty, then score AA or better on Pierce The Sky and Sakura Sunrise on the same difficulty. New Decade is accessed by getting full combo on 15 different stepcharts (not necessarily different song), then score AA or better on Sakura Sunrise and Shiny World on the same difficulty. Anti-Matter is accessed by playing Trial Mode 3 times, then score AA or better on Pierce The Sky and Shiny World on the same difficulty. (Note that POSSESSION, New Decade, and Anti-Matter's difficulty depends on what difficulty the player pass on previous songs). Scoring AA or better on each song would net a medal.
When the player subsequently earn all six, the player immediately access the Encore Extra Stage, Valkyrie dimension on Expert. The player is forced to play the song, which means the player cannot change options.
There are 79 new songs featured in X2. 17 Licensed Songs from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova and 9 Licensed Songs from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 (With the exception of "Angelus", "Stealth", "Switch", "Golden Sky", and "La Bamba") have been removed due to their licenses expiring. The licensed material from Dance Dance Revolution X remains, including tracks from the Dancemania compilation series, as well as A Different Drum records. Four classic licensed songs from earlier DDR mixes have also returned in remastered form, along with a special remixed license track. The first location test build contained 14 new songs, plus one secret song, "Possession", which had special conditions required in order to be unlocked. Three additional songs were added on an updated build installed several days after the testing began.
In the 2010 Japanese Arcade Operators Union expo (AOU2010), Konami showed a newer build of the game. This newer version showcased even more new songs, including additional material from other BEMANI music games.
The final release of the build revealed many new unlocks, special remixes by Konami artists, and song revivals. The licenses include selections by well known Japanese and Western artists. This the very first DDR arcade release to include licenses from the Cyber Trance series of albums. It is also the first time that Super Eurobeat tracks have been featured in a DDR game since Dancing Stage featuring Disney's Rave. Other songs have been ported over from the latest PlayStation 2, Wii, and Xbox 360 DDR releases. There are a total of 444 songs in this game.
One of the new features included in the main game mode is a special "extra stage" system. Known as Replicant D-action, this mode allows players to choose from a set of 6 difficult songs, 3 level 14's (slower songs) and 3 level 17's (faster + tempo change songs). When a player gets rank AA or more one of these songs (any difficulty), they receive a medal for that particular track. When players subsequently earn all 6 medals, they can access the Encore Extra Stage, "Valkyrie dimension" (Expert). Valkyrie Dimension can only be accessed as an Encore Extra Stage by AA'ing (or higher) any of the 6 Replicant D-action songs as their Extra Stage; you will immediately go straight to the song with no way to change your modifiers or rest for song selection unlike previous mixes. Valkyrie Dimension is known as the first song in the series is harder than the "Extra Stage" despite having one life, let alone the most difficult song in the entire series.
In March 23, 2011, Konami introduced a special promotion called APPEND Festival. This allowed players to unlock 2 special songs for 5 BEMANI games, including DDR X2 and the recently released upgrade version of jubeat knit, jubeat knit APPEND.
Below is a list of songlist changes featured in the final version Rows labeled in bold type represent songs that need to be unlocked in order to play them. A clapperboard indicate a special background videos will be played during the song. However, some of the background videos (mostly from Beatmania IIDX) are actually displayed on the large screen of the background (where the character is dancing) instead of displaying it full screen (mainly because they are considered to be too generic or distracting). A "clapperboard" (bg) will indicate such songs.
|Licensed Songs (16 total)|
|"more more more"||capsule||from the album More! More! More!|
|"Only my Railgun"||fripSide||Toaru Kagaku no Railgun anime opening|
|"Super Driver"||平野綾||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime opening|
|"Hide-away"||AAA||from the album Heartful|
|"EZ DO DANCE"||TRF||featured on the group's self-titled 1993 album|
|"Be Your Wings"||GIRL NEXT DOOR||from the album Next Future|
|"resonance"||NAOKI-EX||from DDR Full Full Party (JP Wii), cover of the "Soul Eater" anime opening|
|"SUPER EUROBEAT (Gold Mix)"||DAVE RODGERS feat. FUTURA||from Super Eurobeat Vol. 201|
|"Tenshi"||Gouryella||from Avex's Cyber Trance album series|
|"Time After Time"||Novaspace||from Avex's Cyber Trance album series|
|"Ice Ice Baby"||Vanilla Ice||from the album To The Extreme|
|"Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"||LCD Soundsystem||from Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3, featured on the band's self-titled 2005 album|
|"ETERNITY"||ALEKY||from Super Eurobeat Vol. 199|
|"Everytime We Touch"||Cascada||from the album Everytime We Touch and also from Dancemania TREASURE|
|"Feel Good Inc."||Gorillaz||from Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3, from the album Demon Days|
|"Bonafied Lovin'"||Chromeo||from Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3, from the album Fancy Footwork|
|Dancemania Revival Songs (5 Total)|
|"HERO"||Papaya||from Dancemania EXTRA
Uses the same cut from Dance Dance Revolution X (NA PS2)
|"DAM DARIRAM"||Joga||from Dancemania X3|
|"IF YOU WERE HERE"||JENNIFER||from Dancemania EXTRA|
|"IF YOU WERE HERE(L.E.D.-G STYLE REMIX)"||JENNIFER||Exclusive remix|
|"Captain Jack (GRANDALE REMIX)"||Captain Jack||from Dancemania SPEED 2|
|Konami Original Songs (24 Total)|
|"someday..." (bg)||杏野はるな||New Konami Original Song|
|"☆shining☆" (bg)||ピンクターボ||New Konami Original Song
(Cover of the Riyu & Noria song, originally from Pop'n Music 9)
|"ALL MY LOVE" (bg)||kors k feat.ЯIRE||New Konami Original song|
|"CG Project"||Latenighters||New Konami Original song|
|"Sky Is The Limit" (bg)||Sota F. feat. ANNA||New Konami Original song|
|"Decade" (bg)||kors k VS. dj TAKA||New Konami Original song
(premiered on kors k's album, "Ways for Liberation")
|"WH1TE RO5E" (bg)||Y&Co.||New Konami Original song|
|"Poseidon (kors k mix)" (bg)||NAOKI Underground||Exclusive remix|
|"KISS KISS KISS -秋葉工房 mix-"
(KISS KISS KISS -Akiba Kōbō mix-) (bg)
|Remixed by DJ Command||Exclusive remix|
|"Theory of Eternity"||TAG||New Konami Original
jubeat knit APPEND FESTIVAL promotion
|"A Brighter Day"||NAOKI feat. Aleisha G.||from DDR S+|
|"Shine"||TOMOSUKE feat. Adreana||from the DDR 2009 series(*)|
|"Heatstroke"||TAG feat. Angie Lee||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"Sacred Oath"||TЁЯRA||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"You Are A Star"||NAOKI feat. Anna Kaelin||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"Taking It To The Sky"||U1 feat. Tammy S Hansen||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"Gotta Dance"||NAOKI feat.Aleisha G||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"What Will Come Of Me"||Black Rose Garden||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"Freeze"||nc ft. NRG Factory||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"THIS NIGHT"||jun feat. Sonnet||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"Crazy Control"||D-crew with VAL TIATIA||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"La Receta"||Carlos Coco Garcia||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"La libertad"||Cherryl Horrocks||from the DDR 2009 series|
|"Love Again"||NM feat. Mr. E||from the DDR 2009 series|
|From Console Releases (11 total)|
|"oarfish"||kors k||from DDR Universe 3 (Xbox Live download content)|
|"ΔMAX"||DM Ashura||from DDR Universe 3|
|"in love wit you"||Kotaro feat. Aya||from DDR X (JP PS2)|
|"real-high-SPEED"||Makoto feat. SK||from DDR X (JP PS2)|
|"Dummy"||RAM||from DDR Universe 3|
|"Your Angel"||DM Ashura feat. kors k||from DDR Universe 3|
|"sakura storm" (bg)||Ryu☆||from DDR Universe 3|
|"888"||DJ TECHNORCH||from DDR Universe 3|
|"dirty digital"||kors k||from DDR Universe 3|
|"aftershock!!"||DM Ashura||from DDR Universe 3|
|"Pluto the First"||WHITE WALL||from DDR Hottest Party (JP Wii)|
|BEMANI Crossover Songs (18 Total)|
|"Dazzlin' Darlin"||HHH||from Beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers|
|"Dazzlin' Darlin -秋葉工房 mix-"
(Dazzlin' Darlin -Akiba Kōbō mix-)
|Remixed by DJ Command||from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius|
|"smooooch ・∀・"||kors k||from Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress|
|"Second Heaven" (bg)||Ryu☆||from Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold|
|"She is my wife"||SUPER STAR 満-MITSURU-||from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius|
(Yellow CANDY) (bg)
|Risk Junk||from Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress|
|"FIRE FIRE" (bg)||StripE||from Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold|
|"DROP"||dj TAKA feat. Kanako Hoshino||from Beatmania IIDX 17: Sirius|
(3 versions:Original version (IIDX), DDR AC version & CS DDR version)
|DJ Yoshitaka feat. Michael a la Mode||from Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold|
|"going up"||colors||from GuitarFreaks/DrumMania V|
|"BALLAD THE FEATHERS" (bg)||SHIN SOUND DESIGN feat. Naomi Koizumi||from Beatmania IIDX 13 Distorted|
|"Leaving..." (bg)||seiya murai meets "eimy"||from Beatmania IIDX 13 Distorted|
|"Melody Life"||Noria||from Beatmania IIDX 13 Distorted|
|"MAX LOVE"||DJ Yoshitaka feat. 星野奏子||from Beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers|
|"VANESSA" (bg)||朱雀||from Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold|
(ZETA ~Sosū no Sekai to Chōetsusha)
(ZETA ~The World of Prime Numbers & The Transcedental Being) (bg)
|Zektbach||from Pop'n Music 15: Adventure|
|Amuro vs. Killer||from Beatmania IIDX 12 Happy Sky|
|"I'm So Happy"||Ryu☆||''from Jubeat Knit
as part of Jubeat Knit APPEND FESTIVAL
|Chinese Version (7 total)|
(Bushuai Zhige (DDR VERSION))
|王砾鹏||Chinese version of iFUTURELIST(DDR VERSION) (from Dance Dance Revolution Strike)|
|DJ YOSHITAKA feat.罗斓||Chinese version of 虹色 (from Pop'n Music 13 : Carnival)|
|DJ YOSHITAKA feat.張瑶||Chinese version of MAX LOVE (from Beatmania IIDX 15 : DJ Troopers)|
|"Leaving..." (bg)||seiya-murai||Chinese version of Leaving... (from Beatmania IIDX 13 : DistorteD|
|"going up"||色彩乃夢||Chinese version of going up (from GuitarFreaks & DrumMania V)|
(Yuzhi Yao) (bg)
|SHIN SOUND DESIGN feat.罗斓||Chinese version of BALLAD THE FEATHERS (from Beatmania IIDX 13 : DistorteD)|
|"Melody Life"||张馨予||Chinese version of Melody Life (from Beatmania IIDX 13 : DistorteD)|
|Special Songs (2 Total)|
|"KIMONO PRINCESS" (bg)||jun||Accessible as EXTRA STAGE - from the DDR 2009 series|
|"roppongi EVOLVED" (bg) (only for ver. D)||TAG Underground||Accessible as ENCORE EXTRA STAGE
(song is split into 4 distinct versions)- Versions "A","B","C" from the DDR 2009 series and version "D" New X2 series
|Replicant D-action EXTRA STAGE songs (7 Total)|
|"Pierce the Sky" (bg)||JAKAZiD feat. K.N.||First song in series|
|"Sakura Sunrise" (bg)||Ryu☆||Second song in series|
|"Shiny World" (bg)||CAPACITY GATE||Third song in series|
|"POSSESSION" (bg)||TAG Underground||Fourth song in series|
|"New Decade" (bg)||Sota F.||Fifth song in series|
|"Anti-Matter" (bg)||Orbit1 & Milo||Sixth song in series|
|"Valkyrie dimension" (bg)||Spriggan||ENCORE EXTRA STAGE for Replicant D-action|
|Newly Revived Songs (9 Total)|
|dj TAKA feat. のりあ||from Pop'n Music 8|
|"BREAK DOWN!"||BeForU||from DDRMAX2|
|"CANDY♥ "||小坂りゆ||from DDRMAX2|
|"LOVE♥SHINE"||小坂りゆ||from DDR EXTREME|
|"TEARS"||NAOKI underground feat. EK||from DDR EXTREME|
|RIYU from BeForU||from GuitarFreaks 10th Mix & DrumMania 9th Mix|
|"Under the Sky"||南さやか(BeForU) with platoniX||from Beatmania IIDX 12 : Happy Sky|
|"Freedom"||BeForU||from DDR Party Collection|
|"GRADUATION ～それぞれの明日～ "
(GRADUATION ~Sorezore no Ashita)
|BeForU||from DDR EXTREME|
|Removed Songs (41 total)|
|"HOW TO PLAY"||MC X||from DDR X|
|"Xmix1 (Midnight Dawn)"||dj jiggens||from DDR X|
|"Xmix2 (Beats 'n Bangs)"||DJ Inhabit||from DDR X|
|"Xmix3 (Stomp Dem Groove)"||DJ nagi||from DDR X|
|"Xmix4 (Linear Momentum)"||dj jiggens||from DDR X|
|"Xmix5 (Overcrush)"||DJ Inhabit||from DDR X|
|"PARANOiA MAX~DIRTY MIX~in roulette (X-Special)"||190||from DDR X|
|"AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH"||SLOTH MUSIC PROJECT feat. MALAYA||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"Burn Baby Burn"||SLOTH MUSIC PROJECT feat. ANDY L.||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"COME CLEAN"||NM featuring Susan Z||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"FAINT"||PEGASUS||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"ME AGAINST THE MUSIC"||HELEN||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"My Favorite Things"||SLOTH MUSIC PROJECTfeat.ALISON WADE||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"SUNRISE (JASON NEVINS REMIX)"||DURAN DURAN||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"TWO MONTHS OFF"||TECHNO MASTERS||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"Unbelievable"||EMF||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"WAITING FOR TONIGHT"||P.A.T||from DDR SuperNOVA2|
|"SUNKiSS ♥ DROP (jun side only)"||jun with Alison||from DDR SuperNOVA2
Only Ailson side is available
|"A LOVE LIKE THIS"||PANDORA||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"CENTERFOLD (130BPM move it remix)"||CAPTAIN JACK||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"DA CAPO"||ACE OF BASE||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"DOESN'T REALLY MATTER"||JANET JACKSON||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"DYNAMITE RAVE -super euro version-"||NAOKI with Y&Co.||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"FEELS JUST LIKE IT SHOULD"||LH MUSIC CREATION||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"GIRL IN A DAYDREAM"||PANDORA||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"GIVE ME UP"||LH MUSIC CREATION||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"I'll Make Love To You"||LH MUSIC CREATION||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"JERK IT OUT"||CAESARS||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"LONG TRAIN RUNNIN'"||X-TREME||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (TwinMasterplan Mix)"||KYLIE MINOGUE||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"MODERN GIRL"||SHEENA EASTON||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"MR. DABADA (Groove Wonder remix)"||CARLOS JEAN||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"SURRENDER (YOUR LOVE)"||JAVINE||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"TOXIC (FT company Edit)"||HELEN||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"||BEATBOX vs DJ MIKO||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"WOOKIE WOOKIE"||MACHOMAN||from DDR SuperNOVA|
|"DYNAMITE RAVE (Down Bird SOTA Mix)"||NAOKI||from DDR EXTREME|
|"DYNAMITE RAVE (B4ZA BEAT MIX)"||NAOKI||from DDRMAX2|
|"true... (radio edit)"||小坂りゆ||from DDRMAX|
|"true... (Trance Sunrise Mix)"||小坂りゆ||from DDRMAX|
|"END OF THE CENTURY"||NO. 9||from DanceDanceRevolution 3rdMIX|
This is the list of courses in the game. Ranking Course from DDR X is now merged with "normal" course once again. Unlike DDR X however, each course have a fixed type of dance meter (either normal or battery) instead of picking choice between the two. The color indicates the difficulty played. Yellow represents Basic. Fuchsia represents Difficult. Green represents Expert.
- "DanceDanceRevolution X2 Location Test Announced". Bemanistyle. November 20, 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
- "DanceDanceRevolution X2 Location Test". Bemanistyle. November 25, 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
- "X2 Location Test Update, 3 Songs Added". Bemanistyle. November 29, 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
- DanceDanceRevolution X2 location test site (Japanese)
- DanceDanceRevolution X2 official site (Japanese)
- Information about PASELI.
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