Just Dance (video game series)

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Just Dance
Just Dance Logo 2014-05-22 14-45.jpg
Genres Rhythm, Dancing
Developers Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Romania, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Pune, Ubisoft Barcelona
Publishers Ubisoft
Platforms Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, Android
Platform of origin Wii
Year of inception 2009 - present
First release Just Dance
17 November 2009
Latest release Just Dance 2016
20 October 2015
Spin-offs Just Dance Kids series, The Experience series, Dance on Broadway, The Smurfs Dance Party, ABBA: You Can Dance
A group of attendees at the EB Games Expo 2015 join in on a game of Just Dance 2016.

Just Dance is a rhythm game series developed and published by Ubisoft. The series' title is derived from the Lady Gaga song of the same name, which also appears in the fifth game. The first game in the series was released in 2009 in North America, Europe, and Australia.[1]

Games[edit]

Main series[edit]

Just Dance
The first game in the Just Dance series was released in 17 November 2009.
Just Dance 2
Just Dance 2 was released in October 2010.[2] This installment features 44 tracks, and was the first and only installment to date to support 8-player sessions. It also supports downloadable content. It features over 40 tracks by Ke$ha, The Pussycat Dolls, Avril Lavigne, MIKA, Rihanna, and more.
Just Dance 3
Released 7 October 2011. This installment was announced at the Ubisoft E3 Conference on 6 June 2011, the first installment to be released on Xbox 360 (with Kinect support) and PlayStation 3 (with PlayStation Move support). It includes over 40 tracks, featuring Jessie J, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, A-ha, The Black Eyed Peas and many more.
Just Dance 4
Released 9 October 2012. The fourth installment in the Just Dance series was announced at the Ubisoft E3 Conference on 4 June 2012, and was the first installment to be released on the Wii U. It includes over 40 tracks, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, P!nk, The B-52's, Rihanna, Maroon 5, and many more.
Just Dance 2014
Released 8 October 2013. The trailer for the game was revealed at the Ubisoft E3 Conference on 10 June 2013. It was the first Just Dance game to be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It includes over 40 tracks featuring, Nicki Minaj, PSY, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Ricky Martin and many more.
Just Dance 2015
Released 21 October 2014. The trailer for the game was revealed at the Ubisoft E3 Conference on 9 June 2014. It includes over 40 tracks, featuring Pharrell Williams, John Newman, Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5, and many more.
Just Dance 2016
Released 20 October 2015.[3] The game was announced at the Ubisoft E3 Conference on 15 June 2015. It includes over 40 tracks, featuring Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Meghan Trainor, Mark Ronson, Shakira, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, and many more.
Just Dance 2017
Release 25 October 2016. The game was announced at the Ubisoft E3 Conference on 13 June 2016. It includes over 40 tracks, featuring Sia, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Fifth Harmony, Queen, Hatsune Miku and many more.

Japan exclusives[edit]

Just Dance Wii
A Japanese version[4] of Just Dance published and edited by Nintendo but developed by Ubisoft Paris, featuring 16 J-Pop songs and 12 songs from previous Just Dance titles. Just Dance Wii features hits from Exile, Kara, and AKB48.[citation needed] According to Media Create, as of 11 March 2012, the game sold 560,301 copies in Japan.[5]
Just Dance Wii 2
The second Japanese Just Dance game published and edited by Nintendo but developed by Ubisoft Paris.[citation needed] It was released on 26 July 2012, only for the Wii.[6]
Just Dance Wii U
The third Japanese Just Dance game. It was revealed on 14 February 2014, at Japanese Nintendo Direct[citation needed] and was released on 3 April 2014.[7] It includes songs by SKE48, AKB48, Big Bang, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Momoiro Clover Z, as well as other songs from Just Dance 4 and Just Dance 2014.
Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version
Co-produced by Level-5, featuring songs and characters from the Yo-Kai Watch video game and anime franchise.[8]

Just Dance Kids series[edit]

Just Dance Kids
Released in November 2010, it was created with an emphasis on popular kids' songs. It features 40 tracks from various artists,[9] including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez & The Scene, and Demi Lovato.
Just Dance Kids 2
The second installment in the kids themed lineup. It features over 40 tracks from various classic kids songs, songs from films including Shrek 2, Gnomeo and Juliet, and Despicable Me. and current pop hits, including Selena Gomez & The Scene, Ashley Tisdale, and Bruno Mars.
Just Dance Kids 2014
The third installment in the kids themed lineup. It features over 30 tracks that includes the original versions of songs from artists including Demi Lovato, One Direction, and Bridgit Mendler. The game also include songs from TV series and films, including Victorious, Yo Gabba Gabba! and The Wiggles.

Disney series[edit]

Just Dance: Disney Party
Just Dance: Disney Party is the first Disney Just Dance game in the Disney series. It was released on 23 October 2012, in North America and Europe. It includes songs from classic Disney movies, and current pop tracks from The Disney Channel.
Just Dance: Disney Party 2
Released 20 October 2015, Just Dance: Disney Party 2 features a variety of hit songs, with more than 20 tracks from Disney Channel TV series and original movies, such as "Descendants," "Teen Beach Movie", "Austin and Ally", "Girl Meets World," "K.C. Undercover" and "Liv and Maddie".

Experience series[edit]

Michael Jackson: The Experience
Another spin-off of the Just Dance series, featuring 26 songs and full dance choreography from Michael Jackson. It was released on November 23, 2010.
The Black Eyed Peas Experience
Yet another spin-off of the Just Dance series, the game features more than 20 tracks from The Black Eyed Peas and was released on November 8, 2011 (US).
The Hip Hop Dance Experience
The third Experience game by Ubisoft. It includes top hit tracks by artists like Flo Rida, B.o.B, Rihanna and much more.

Other spin-offs[edit]

Dance on Broadway
A spin-off, featuring a selection of 20 songs from Broadway musicals.[10] Some songs included are: "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" from The Lion King, "Bend and Snap" from Legally Blonde, "Fame" from Fame and "Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Smurfs Dance Party
Another spin-off of the Just Dance series, featuring 24 songs. The game allows players to dance alongside Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Gutsy Smurf, Smurfette, and Gargamel.
ABBA: You Can Dance
Another spin-off of the Just Dance series, featuring 26 ABBA songs. It was released on 15 November 2011, in North America, and 25 November 2011, in Europe.

Specials[edit]

Just Dance: Summer Party
Just Dance Summer Party (also known in Europe as Just Dance 2: Extra Songs) includes most of the downloadable content from Just Dance 2, and two exclusive songs: "Jai Ho!" ("You Are My Destiny") by A.R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger, and "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.
Just Dance: Best Of
Just Dance: Best Of (also known in North America as Just Dance: Greatest Hits) was released in Europe and in Australia in March 2012. It includes Ubisoft's favorite songs from previous titles: Just Dance, Just Dance 2, Just Dance: Summer Party, and Just Dance 3. It includes two exclusive songs: "Airplanes" by B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams, and "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna.
Just Dance Now
Just Dance Now is an app that lets players play Just Dance anywhere after syncing up a device with the website on a television screen or a computer. It does not require a console to be played and the device used to sync the game will be used as a controller in similar way to the Wiimote
Just Dance Unlimited
Just Dance Unlimited is a subscription-based on Just Dance 2016 which replaced downloadable contents. It features over 150 Just Dance hits, with new exclusive songs including "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)" by OMI, "Better When I'm Dancin" by Meghan Trainor, "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon and many more.
Just Sing
Just Sing is a karaoke rhythm game developed and published by Ubisoft. It is expected to be released on 9 September 2016 on PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

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