THQ Invites Gamers to a ‘Dance Paradise’

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Dance Paradise THQ Trailer

Of all the casual console games, the dance genre may be the most lucrative. Based upon the sales success of the mega-hit Just Dance series and Harmonix’s addictive Dance Central (review here), developers are tapping into a new market of gamers. THQ has decided to join this ka-ching party by releasing its take on the genre, Dance Paradise.

Dance Paradise‘s feature set offers elements from both Just Dance and Dance Central. Like Dance Central, the title is available only on Microsoft’s Kinect, which means that it will be more immersive than Just Dance so long as the motion detection works well. Dance Paradise also offers dance routines from “professional dancers” so you won’t be flopping around doing the latest dances from Sprockets. Where THQ’s version may have a leg-up on Dance Central is that two players can dance at the same time as can be seen in the trailer below:

As you will notice from the video, Dance Paradise makes use of Xbox Live’s Avatars, who will display your movements onscreen, and shows the music video that accompanies the songs. Additionally, THQ’s dancing game has a career mode and offers an extensive dance track list:

  • 50 Cent – In Da Club
  • Akon - Bellydancer
  • Atomic Kitten - Ladies Night
  • Brick & Lace - Love is Wicked
  • Caesars - Jerk It Out
  • Cassius - The Sound of Violence
  • Cassius -Toop Toop
  • Daft Punk - Around the World
  • David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over
  • Debi Nova - Drummer Boy
  • Empire of the sun - Walking on a Dream
  • Fall out boy - Dance Dance
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax REMIX
  • Geri Halliwell - It’s Raining Men
  • Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
  • Gwen Stefani - What You Are Waiting for
  • Kenna - Say Goodbye to Love
  • Kevin Rudolf ft Lil Wayne - Let it rock
  • Kool & the Gang - Celebration
  • Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • Laroux – Bulletproof
  • Lil Wayne ft. Static – Lollipop
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  • MC Hammer – Can’t Touch This
  • Mika – Lollipop
  • Mika – We are Golden
  • Nelly – Hot in Herre
  • No Doubt – Hey Baby
  • Orianthi – According to You
  • Pixie Lott – Mama Do
  • Pussycat Dolls – When I Grow Up
  • Rihanna – Disturbia
  • Shaggy - Hey Sexy Lady
  • Snoop Dogg ft Pharrell – Beautiful
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor – Murder on the Dancefloor
  • Starsailor – Four to the Floor
  • Supergrass – Alright
  • Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart
  • Yelle – A Cause des Garçons

Dance Paradise certainly looks to be a player in the genre. Hopefully, the competition will continue to raise the quality of these titles and not result in a burnout similar to that of the instrument-based music games.

Dance Paradise is now exclusively available for the Kinect on Xbox 360.

TAGS: Dance Paradise, Kinect, THQ

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  1. The video does nothing for me; Dance Central offers far more immersion with elements of fantasy.

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