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Survey Asks What You'd Like to See in Dance Central 2

Posted Tue, 08 Feb 2011 by James Newton

So much to choose from...

So much to choose from...

Speak up!

Dance Central is one of Kinect's stand-out titles and continues to sell well, so when Harmonix announced Dance Central 2 is in development there weren't a whole lot of raised eyebrows around the Internet. Now a survey, rumoured to have come from Microsoft Game Studios, is asking what features players would like to see in the sequel.

The list contains some expected improvements – Xbox Live multiplayer, dancer customisation and the ability to practise individual moves, for example – but also some less predictable ones, like karaoke and a "campaign" mode.

Here's the complete list of features we could see in Dance Central 2. What stands out to you?

Custom Dances

Individual move practice
Repeat recap sequences
Individual recap sequences
Improved feedback
Performance comparison
Difficulty Settings

Easy song inclusion
Loose filters mode
Lyrics: On-screen lyrics

On-line Store

Dance Central Store
Voice control
Dancer Character Customization

Build your own dancer
Customize your dancer
Importing Songs

Song merging
Stop motion

Video freestyle
Non-photographic freestyle
Copy-me freestyle
Graphical freestyle
No freestyle
Photo Sharing

Exporting pictures
Exporting videos
Social Network picture sharing

Social network score sharing
In-game challenges
Downloadable content (DLC) challenges
Game Modes

Campaign mode
Fitness mode
Party mode

2 player
2 player over Xbox Live Avatar
2 player over Xbox Live Silhouettes
Background dancing


Tags: Rumour, Surveys, Harmonix, Microsoft Game Studios.

User Comments


1. hkflanagan United States 08 Feb 2011, 15:46 GMT

I would love to see:
Ability to lock certain songs from users
Workout mode where songs can be continuous, don't have to stop and wait to choose another song/level/dancer, etc.
Ability to turn off game dancer's talking after every song is finished.
Ability to turn off freestyle mode, so dancing to a song is continuous
Ability to keep one game dancer the same throughout session, don't have to choose which dancer you want after every song
Harder dances, and dancing where you move around more - like normal dancing


2. teamdoa United Kingdom 08 Feb 2011, 17:32 GMT

The main thing I would like to see if all Michael Jackson songs in the game.


3. James Newton United Kingdom 08 Feb 2011, 19:07 GMT

Wouldn't you rather have Michael Jackson: The Experience? ;)

Great suggestions!


4. jaxim United States 09 Feb 2011, 05:17 GMT

It would be cool if the game had popular choreographed songs where the game's dance moves matched the famous choreography: i.e. Beyonce's "Single Ladies", Michael Jackson's "Thriller".

Here's a list of more songs:


5. teamdoa United Kingdom 09 Feb 2011, 08:55 GMT

Newton, nah, I doubt it will be as good as Dance Central from what i have read.


6. taomaster99 United States 09 Feb 2011, 15:51 GMT

doesn't the game have difficulty settings now? campaign would be nice along with customizing your dancer!!!!!


7. James Newton United Kingdom 09 Feb 2011, 17:51 GMT

I'd definitely like to see some unlocks for your dancer - a proper career mode would be great, taking you through your character's career from poor kid in the slums right through to an appearance in the latest Step Up movie.

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