The ATEI 09 news continues to trickle in, now with news on Konami’s DDR:X machine. According to the press release, the game is slated for a world-wide release in “Spring/Summer 2009” and include the largest track list for a DDR game ever with 350 songs. It also has been testing very well, despite having incomplete software. Expect to see more on this with our ATEI coverage next week and of course if any of you get a chance to play it at the show, leave some comments here on what your thoughts are about the game. Hit the post break for the press release.
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. Product Press Release – Dance Dance Revolution X (DDR X) – Jan 09
A new revolution is set to take Europe by storm!
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. (Konami) celebrate the 10th anniversary of the DDR series with the launch of Dance Dance Revolution X (DDR X) in the EMEA territory.
Aiming for a truly global release, the brand name has been changed from Dancing Stage to Dance Dance Revolution for this and for all future models.
Set for launch in Spring / Summer 2009 the game is presented in a brand new cabinet, with upgraded hardware including a new 37” widescreen LCD display.
The song list is the bigger than any of the DDR machines released in Europe, bursting with over 350 music tracks, including some of the favourites from previous DDR games as well as numerous new hit licenses. In addition, there is a host of new features that are sure to thrill the huge existing fan base as well as attracting new players.
The new version has kept many of its original features that made DDR the best amusement dance machine on the market, but with a fresh new cabinet design and some new and exciting surprises, DDR X is set to blast away both existing and new players.
James Anderson, Product Planning Manager of Konami, commented that the initial test figures have shown the machine outperformed the current products on the market, this is very encouraging since the software is not complete at this time. We anticipate the final version of the software to be even stronger.
For more information on the product come to see the European launch at the Konami booth in ATEI 2009, stand 2140
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Company: Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.
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