Just Dance 2017
|Just Dance 2017|
|Release||Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Windows, macOS|
Just Dance 2017 is a 2016 dance video game developed and published by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 13, 2016, during its E3 press conference as the eighth main installment of the series, and was released in October 2016 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, Microsoft Windows, and macOS, and on March 3, 2017, for Nintendo Switch. The game was the only title of the series to be released on Microsoft Windows and macOS, and was released as a launch title for Nintendo Switch.
As in previous installments, players must mimic the routine of an on-screen dancer to a chosen song, scoring points based on their accuracy. For input, the game supports either the respective motion controller system for a particular console platform, or a smartphone with the game's companion mobile app.
The "Dance Party" mode has been renamed to the "Just Dance" mode, players can now have the ability to search for a song using the menu. A new "Just Dance Machine" mode was added on current-generation console and PC versions, in which players must dance through sequences of different styles to help recharge an alien spaceship. Ubisoft confirmed that the Dance Quests, Sweat (workout and playlist modes), Just Dance TV, World Dance Floor and Video challenge features would be retained on 2017, as well as the Just Dance Unlimited subscription service for versions of the game on current-generation consoles and PC, with additional content and playlist features. The game's companion app was also updated to become "a hub for players' activities", with photo editing features and Just Dance TV content alongside the app's main purpose as a motion controller.
All online services for the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions of the game were discontinued on November 19, 2018.
The following songs appear on Just Dance 2017:
|"All About Us"||Jordan Fisher||2016|
|"Bailar"||Deorro featuring Elvis Crespo||2016|
|"Cake by the Ocean"||DNCE||2015|
|"Can't Feel My Face"||The Weeknd||2015|
|"Carnaval Boom"||Latino Sunset||2016|
|"Cheap Thrills"||Sia featuring Sean Paul||2016|
|"Chiwawa"[a]||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2015|
|"Cola Song"||Inna featuring J Balvin||2014|
|"Daddy"[b]||Psy featuring CL of 2NE1||2016|
|"Don't Stop Me Now"||Queen||1979|
|"Don't Wanna Know"||Maroon 5||2016|
|"Dragostea Din Tei"||O-Zone||2003|
|"Ghost In the Keys"||Halloween Thrills||2016|
|"Groove"||Jack & Jack||2014|
|"Hips Don't Lie"||Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean||2006|
|"I Love Rock 'n Roll"||Fast Forward Highway (as made famous by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)||1982|
|"Into You"||Ariana Grande||2016|
|"La Bicicleta"||Carlos Vives and Shakira||2016|
|"Last Christmas"[c]||Santa Clones (as made famous by Wham!)||1984|
|"Lean On"||Major Lazer featuring MØ and DJ Snake||2015|
|"Like I Would"[c]||Zayn||2016|
|"Little Swing"||AronChupa featuring Little Sis Nora||2016|
|"Oishii Oishii"||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2016|
|"Qia La Yong Yuan OK - Future Underworld Mix"[d]||Alan Tam||1990|
|"RADICAL"||Dyro and Dannic||2014|
|"Run The Night"[e]||Gigi Rowe||2016|
|"Scream & Shout"||will.i.am featuring Britney Spears||2012|
|"September"||Equinox Stars (as made famous by Earth, Wind & Fire)||1978|
|"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"||Beyoncé||2008|
|"Te Dominar"[e]||Daya Luz||2016|
|"Tico-Tico no Fubá"||The Frankie Bostello Orchestra (as made famous by Zequinha de Abreu)||1917|
|"Titanium"||David Guetta featuring Sia||2011|
|"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"[g]||Silentó||2015|
|"What Is Love"||Ultraclub 90 (as made famous by Haddaway)||1993|
|"Wherever I Go"||OneRepublic||2016|
|"William Tell Overture"[a]||Rossini||1829|
|"Worth It"||Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink||2015|
- Previously appeared in Just Dance 2016; only available on the Nintendo Switch version of the game.
- Not available in the Chinese version of the game.
- Exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited on the Nintendo Switch version of the game.
- Only available in the Chinese version of the game.
- Added to the Chinese version of the game via an update patch.
- Also available on the old/Wii U demo version of the game.
- Also available on the demo version of the game.
Note: "In the Hall of the Pixel King" by Dancing Bros. and "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" by Brian Hyland covered by The Sunlight Shakers were planned to appear in the game, but they were scrapped for unknown reasons. They were later brought back to Just Dance 2018.
Just Dance Unlimited
Just Dance Unlimited is a subscription-based service for accessing a streaming library of songs from previous Just Dance games, and new songs that are exclusive to the service. A three-month subscription to Just Dance Unlimited is included as part of a higher-priced version of the game, also known as the "Gold Edition". The PAL version of the game includes three months of Just Dance Unlimited, just like the Gold Edition. All exclusive tracks are also playable on the Unlimited mode of 2016. The 2017 game supports Just Dance Unlimited on eighth-generation consoles, on PC, and on Nintendo Switch. This feature is not available in the Chinese version of the game.
Songs exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited include:
|"Let Me Love You"[a]||DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber||2016||October 25, 2016|
|"Youth"||Troye Sivan||2015||October 25, 2016|
|"Imya 505"[b]||Vremya i Steklo||2015||October 25, 2016|
|"Ona Tańczy Dla Mnie"[c]||Weekend||2012||October 25, 2016|
|"Je Sais Pas Danser"[d]||Natoo||2016||October 25, 2016 (France)|
February 23, 2017 (Worldwide)
|"The Greatest"||Sia||2016||November 25, 2016|
|"Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)"||Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall||2016||December 21, 2016|
|"Chiwawa" (Alternate)[e]||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2015||January 26, 2017|
|"Don't Worry"||Madcon featuring Ray Dalton||2015||January 26, 2017|
|"Me Too"||Meghan Trainor||2016||February 23, 2017|
|"How Deep Is Your Love"[f]||Calvin Harris and Disciples||2015||March 3, 2017 (Nintendo Switch)|
June 22, 2017 (PC, Xbox One, Wii U, PS4)
|"HandClap"||Fitz and the Tantrums||2016||March 23, 2017 (Classic)|
August 30, 2017 (Alternate)
|"Don't Let Me Down"||The Chainsmokers featuring Daya||2016||April 20, 2017|
|"Ain't My Fault"||Zara Larsson||2016||May 30, 2017|
|"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (Alternate)||Wham!||1984||July 20, 2017|
- Used to be free if you connected a Ubisoft Club account to the game (only for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U, Microsoft Windows, macOS and Nintendo Switch) but has since become a Just Dance Unlimited exclusive.
- Available for free in Russia.
- Available for free in Poland.
- Available for free in France.
- Available for free in all supported regions.
- Available for free on the Nintendo Switch version of the game.
Note: The Alternate routines available via Just Dance Unlimited are tie-ins with various franchises, with "Chiwawa" being a tie-in with Barbie for the movie Barbie: Video Game Hero and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" being a tie-in with The Emoji Movie, which features the Just Dance Now app in a scene.
Steve Hannley of Hardcore Gamer thought that although Ubisoft had defied his prediction that Just Dance Unlimited would be the future of the franchise instead of physical releases, they had put a larger effort into the on-disc content of 2017 than 2016 (which he described as being a "last minute afterthought" to introduce Unlimited). The Just Dance Machine mode was considered to be "pointless" due to being a basic concept driven by its presentation, but is "a concept that's never been done before in rhythm games and an example of the innovation the series needs to warrant another physical release". Hannley also praised the higher quality of the game's soundtrack, including more recent hit music, fewer "joke" songs, and surfacing Gigi Rowe's "impressive" debut single "Run the Night". In conclusion, Hannley continued to assert that Ubisoft should focus more on providing more immediate access to recent music rather than requiring players to wait for the next annual physical release, but that Just Dance 2017 was "thankfully a marked improvement over its predecessor."
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