Betson Enterprises has just issued a press release and it holds good news for US DDR fans. Japanese players have been enjoying the latest iteration of DDR since July this year and come December, it will be officially released in the US. The game has seen extensive and “very successful” testing at an FEC in New Jersey(click here for previous coverage on that) and it also will be at Betson’s IAAPA booth in a few weeks. I will be at the show and will certainly grab some video of the game in action there.
The big question that surrounds X2 would have to be the pads – the US version DDRX had some very notable problems in the pads which caused a revolt among DDR fans. As was covered in a post regarding the NJ location test, that problem has been addressed and the press release also addresses this question with the following line: “Anticipating a lot of usage, the dance floor has been re-engineered to endure the high volume of play associated with this wildly successful product.” Thus, players should be able to rest easy in this regard and can focus on the new game features instead of worrying about responsive pads.
As for those features, the press release also gets into those as well – the game will have over 400 songs to choose from with 70 new additions to the roster, USB ports, keypads and even e-Amusement support(according to an initial report). It also has a new mode for novice players (called Happy Mode) and a mode for the pros (called Pro Mode). Check out the press release by clicking below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DDRX2 – Ready for Prime Time
Carlstadt, NJ – October 26, 2010 – After very successful weeks on test in a large Family Entertainment Center in Northern NJ, Betson Enterprises – exclusive Konami Distributor for North America and Canada, proudly declares that DDRX2 is ready for prime time. This new hit Game will be making its way to locations all over the country starting in early December.
Konami Digital Interactive has gone through great lengths to develop their latest edition of DDR with both the novice and hard-core players in mind. Novice players can get right into the action by selecting “Happy Mode” while hard-core players can select “Pro Mode” that will allow them to customize their game experience to their skill set. Player adjustments in Pro Mode include “arrow speed adjustment”, “hidden/sudden steps” and “risky” all three designed to challenge players like no other version of DDR – EVER! Anticipating a lot of usage, the dance floor has been re-engineered to endure the high volume of play associated with this wildly successful product.
“With DDR being recognized as the “preferred platform” by players from around the world, there will always be demand for this product!” stated Tony Maniscalco Sales Manager Betson Proprietary Products. Konami has also added 70 all-new songs, combined with a huge library of DDR Dance hits from previous editions to bring the total DDRX2 song catalog to well over 400 songs. Stalwart Bemani fans are anxious to bust some new moves on this highly anticipated new release.
Please visit Betson at Booth # 1406 at the upcoming IAAPA Trade Show in November to preview the latest version of DDRX2 from Konami.
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