There's been an explosion in dancing games over the past few years, with games like Just Dance leading the way - and the trend looks set to continue for some time to come. Even over the past few weeks, we've seen the announcement of Just Dance 4, and a new Dance Central game, with the family friendly (and rather cool sounding) Just Dance: Disney Party completing the trifecta. Aimed at a younger audience who may struggle a bit with the more complex choreographies on the main Just Dance games, Just Dance: Disney Party brings simpler dance moves along with a more kid-friendly soundtrack, offering some 25 songs, with a roughly 50:50 split between tracks from classic Disney films like Beauty and the Beast and Lilo and Stitch, through to some, er, slightly less classic tunes from more recent Disney Channel shows, like Phineas and Ferb and High School Musical.
Classic Film Tracks:
The AristoCats – Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat
Beauty and the Beast – Be Our Guest
Bolt – I Thought I Lost You
Cinderella – Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo
Enchanted – That's How You Know
The Jungle Book – The Bare Necessities
Lilo & Stitch – Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride
The Little Mermaid – Under The Sea
Mary Poppins - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Peter Pan – Following The Leader
Tangled – Something That I Want
Tangled – I've Got A Dream
The Muppets – The Muppet Show Theme
Tinker Bell – Fly To Your Heart
Disney Channel Selection:
A.N.T. Farm – Calling All The Monsters
Camp Rock – This Is Me
Good Luck Charlie – Hang In There Baby
Hannah Montana – Hoedown Throwdown
High School Musical – We're All In This Together
Jessie - Jessie Theme Song
Phineas and Ferb – S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)
Shake It Up – Shake It Up
Shake It Up – Twist My Hips
Wizards of Waverly Place – Everything Is Not As It Seems
Set to release on both the Wii, and the Xbox 360 using Kinect, the two versions of the game will be slightly different, with each featuring its own exclusive mode or two – while the Xbox 360 version will let you star in your own Disney-themed music videos, recording your movements using the Kinect sensor, the Wii version gets a whole host of special multiplayer modes, such as the same Freeze & Shake simon-says-like mode from Just Dance Kids and The Smurfs Dance Party. Unlike many Kinect games, we're also impressed to see that both games will let you play with up to three friends at once - although you'll certainly need a lot less space to get the whole family playing on the Wii.
The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that we've only listed 24 of the game's 25 strong song list above - but you'll be pleased to know there was actually a very good reason for that. We were saving the best 'til last. In order to bring the track list up to a more rounded 25, the final song in Just Dance: Disney Party is.... *drum roll* - It's a Small World!
It may be a bit embarassing, but we genuinely can't wait. We're sure you all agree.
Just Dance: Disney Party will be available this autumn for the Wii, and Kinect on the Xbox 360 - currently there's no concrete release date or price, although we'd imagine it'll be a budget price of £20 or £25 ish, considering the RRP for the American version is $29.99.