Dance Central should be well known among Xbox owners these days. Harmonix alone has created a justification for the Kinect technology that Microsoft has pushed as hugely important peripheral for their consoles. Starting September 2 Dance Central will be making the leap to the Xbox One, sadly too late to help Microsoft continue to justify bundling the Kinect 2.0 with the console. It's too bad, because yet again with Dance Central Spotlight Harmonix looks to have created another game based entirely around actual real-life body movements. I think they call it dancing.
With Dance Central Spotlight Harmonix will be trying something new. Oh, the gameplay will still be just like fans of the franchise will recall. The difference will be in pricing and how gamers can pick the title up. See, Dance Central Spotlight will be a digital-only release that costs a mere $9.99. It's clear that Harmonix is hoping to get as many gamers in the through the front door without requiring a huge expense. Dancing is for everyone, and now it's super cheap too.
That $9.99 digital release will come packaged with 10 songs for players to dance to. Not exactly a full-price title's library of music, but for $9.99... to get a full product and 10 hit song? That's a pretty great deal. I wouldn't be surprised if Harmonix is taking a hit on development costs with that price, just in the hope of people buying DLC down the line.
Here are the 10 songs that will be packaged in with the $9.99 digital release of Dance Central Spotlight:
- Avicii – "Wake Me Up"
- Cher Lloyd – "I Wish"
- David Guetta ft. Sia "Titanium"
- Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – "Talk Dirty"
- Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown – "Show Me"
- Lorde – “Royals”
- OneRepublic – "Counting Stars"
- Pharrell Williams – "Happy"
- Rihanna – “Diamonds”
- will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber – "#thatPOWER"
Beyond that, more than 50 additional songs will be available on the Dance Central Spotlight "Music Store" on release date. Pricing for individual songs has yet to be announced.
Dance Central Spotlight will be available starting September 2 as a digital-only release for the cost of $9.99, exclusively on Xbox One. The game will include the 10 songs listed above and then further music can be bought at DLC through the game's music store. Looking for a great reason to keep your Kinect on Xbox One? This is it.