A short time ago I had noticed that Wahlap Technologies -producers of such arcade titles seen in the US recently such as Storm Racer, Power Truck and a couple of others – had a new dancing game they had released in China called Dance Core. I didn’t think much of it because as far as I could tell, it was a lot like a bunch of other Chinese dancing games that are out there which are also difficult to get a lot of information on.It appears however that with Wahlap’s backing, the game is branching out into other territories as it was recently tested out in Seoul, South Korea and now it is testing in Japan. I have my doubts that we will see it out West but given Wahlap’s push to bring select games here, I’m not going to rule it out at this point. With no DDR currently being sold in the West, that does leave an opening, although that is being filled in a big part by newer touchscreen rhythm games like DJ Max Technika and ReRave.
From the looks of it, Dance Core is aiming more for the Dance Evolution Arcade territory given that Konami is pushing that title in Japan currently. I think this would actually be closer to Konami’s older Para Para Paradise (correct me if I’m wrong) in style but either way it’s something a tad different from what is out there right now in the West and it’s showing a continued, stronger push for China to bring some games of a higher caliber to foreign markets. This does have support for USB Flash drives, uses HD video, great LED multi-colored lighting all over the cabinet and more.