It has been teased for a while now that Dave & Busters was doing something with Konami’s popular Dance Dance Revolution series this Summer but it wasn’t clear until today what that would entail.
Thanks to this post by Bemanistyle, we learn that Dave & Busters is going to be testing out the latest version of the DDR series, DDR A. In fact the company has launched a page to promote the game, which you can see here.
From that, we learn that multiple locations are going to be showcasing the game, which has over 650 songs, e-Amusement Pass support (online features which include a player account, events, tournaments, unlockables, etc.), full localization in English and some licenses of Western songs that include names like Pharrell Williams and Selena Gomez.
If the tests work out then D&B will be adding more DDR A units to their locations.
UPDATE: Thanks to a tipster that has passed along accurate info before, Round1USA is also getting DDR A “within the next two weeks”.
All @Round1USA locations are also getting DDR A over the next two weeks.
— OMG KON! | Japanese Amusement games… In my home! (@OMG_KON) July 6, 2016
Of course the question that everyone else will be asking is how do you get your hands on one of these DDR A units if you aren’t Dave & Busters? Unless a distribution channel in the US announces that they will be carrying the game then other locations will be out-of-luck (excepting, most likely, Round1USA). However a successful test would mean that Konami would see the benefits of offering a wide release so we’ll just have to keep an eye on that; in the mean time, if you want to play the newest DDR, visit one of those D&B locations later this month!