Dance Central 2, Kinect Sports 2 out on Oct. 25; Kinectimals With Bears coming Oct. 11

Who’s ready to dance? I think Microsoft and Harmonix hope the answer is “everybody” as they’ve announced that Dance Central 2 will be released on October 25. It’ll reach store shelves on the same day as another Kinect sequel, Kinect Sports Season 2.

If you’re looking for even more sequels to last year’s Kinect launch lineup, Microsoft has also given an October 11 release date to Kinectimals Now With Bears! Oh my!

Are you breaking a sweat from all the Kinect-ness? Hit the break for even more Dance Central 2 news including the latest additions to the game’s soundtrack.

Dance Central 2 at Gamescom 2011

  • Epic Full Body Dance Battle! Players rep their favorite dance crew and go toe-to-toe against one another with two-player simultaneous tracking and compete to stand out in “spotlight sections” where their solo performance is put on display. The new Free-4-All mini-game replaces freestyle sections during Dance Battle, adding an all new competitive scoring mechanic into the mix. Players can jump ahead in score by quickly performing moves from the song worth tons of points.
  • Meet the crews of Dance Central 2! With the addition of simultaneous multiplayer, Dance Central 2 adds 4 dance crews to the mix for players to rep. RipTide, Hi-Def, Flash4ward and Lu$h Crew all bring fierce personalities, amazing moves and unique looks to the world of Dance Central. Whether you’re playing through the crew challenge or battling it out with a friend, you have to know: which crew are you?
  • Voice integration throughout the game! You can use voice commands to select songs, pause during routines, and dictate rehearsal during Break it Down. Jumping into a routine is as simple as telling Kinect the song, mode, and difficulty and instructing it do what that little box has always dreamed of: “Xbox, Dance.”
  • An all new, customizable Break it Down experience with improved per-limb tracking, allows players to customize practice sessions to focus on select moves. Use voice commands to speed through the process, and even compare video playback of their dancing to the on-screen dancer!
  • 13 new songs unveiled:
    • Flo Rida featuring David Guetta – Club Can’t Handle Me
    • David Guetta feat Akon – Sexy Chick
    • Daddy Yankee feat Fergie – Impacto
    • Darude – Sandstorm
    • Daft Punk – Technologic
    • O-Zone – Dragostea Din Tei
    • Bruno Mars – Grenade
    • Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
    • Gnarls Barkley – Run
    • Lena – Satellite
    • Enrique Iglesias – I Like It
    • Lady Gaga – Born This Way
    • Exile – I Wish for You
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