Disney Channel fans will be pleased to hear that Just Dance: Disney Party 2 is coming out soon. The second Disney-themed entry in the Just Dance series will launch on October 20 in the U.S. and October 22 in Europe for Wii and Wii U. The upcoming game will feature over 20 songs from several Disney Channel movies like Descendants and Teen Beach 2 as well as shows like Liv and Maddie, K.C. Undercover and Girl Meets World.
Ubisoft has today announced that it plans to open a huge next-generation theme park in Malaysia. The park will open its doors to the general public in 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is set to be a spectacular 10,000-square-meter indoor complex complete with rides, shows and other attractions based around Ubisoft IPs. No doubt Rayman, Just Dance and Rabbids will be a highlight.
“Ubisoft’s intention for this park is to immerse people in reactive worlds where they can interact with each other and become the heroes of their own life-sized game,” says Jean de Rivières, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures
“Ubisoft will produce all digital media for the rides, and help design guests’ journey into the park to ensure the visitors’ experience is at its best,” says Rivières.
“Malaysia is the second-most-visited country in Asia” Rivières adds, citing a 2014 report by the World Tourism Organization. “There is room for multiple projects to take root in the region and a growing middle class with an increasing income and appetite for entertainment.”
Today, Ubisoft, in collaboration with Disney Interactive, announced the development of Just Dance: Disney Party 2, the second Disney title from Just Dance, the best-selling music video game franchise of all time. This news comes just days after Disney fans got a sneak peek of the game at the D23 EXPO 2015. The game will feature tracks from the hottest Disney Channel shows and movies, including “Evil Like Me” and “Rotten to the Core” from the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, “Descendants.”Just Dance: Disney Party 2 will hit store shelves this Holiday 2015 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U systems.
“The first Just Dance Disney game was a beloved hit among our fans,” said Geoffroy Sardin, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Ubisoft EMEA. “When it came to working with Disney again on Just Dance: Disney Party 2, there was no question we wanted to give families another way to experience their favourite songs through dance.”
Just Dance: Disney Party 2 features a variety of hit songs, with more than 20 tracks from fan-favourite television shows and movies from Disney Channel, which is the #1 cable TV network on a Total Day basis in Total Viewers and the #1 TV network for kids and tweens. Just in time for the holidays, every Disney Channel fan and their family can get up and moving to tracks from movies such as “Descendants,” “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach 2,” as well as Disney Channel shows like “Girl Meets World,” “K.C. Undercover” and “Liv and Maddie.”
The Just Dance development team worked closely with Disney Interactive and Disney Channel to incorporate character looks into the game, letting fans enjoy gameplay that is true to the most popular shows and films. With the karaoke feature on Xbox One, players can also sing along while they dance to their favourite tunes! Check out a selection of tracks announced for the game so far:
- “Austin & Ally” (“Chasin’ the Beat of My Heart”)
- “Descendants” (“Did I Mention”)
- “Descendants” (“Rotten to the Core”)
- “Descendants” (“Evil Like Me”)
- “Descendants” (“Set It Off”)
- “Girl Meets World” (“Take on the World”)
- “K.C. Undercover” (“Keep It Undercover”)
- “Teen Beach Movie” (“Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’”)
- “Teen Beach Movie” (“Falling for Ya / Surf’s Up”)
- “Teen Beach 2” (“That’s How We Do”)
- “Teen Beach 2” (“Gotta Be Me”)
- “Teen Beach 2” (Twist Your Frown”)
- “Violetta” (“En Mi Mundo”)
It looks like a sequel to Just Dance: Disney Party is in the works and could be out soon. Although publisher Ubisoft has yet to officially announce the game, an Amazon Spain listing suggests that the unconfirmed Just Dance: Disney Party 2 is coming to multiple platforms, including Wii U and Wii, sometime this October. The original Just Dance: Disney Party was released in 2012 for Wii and Xbox 360.
One of the bigger news stories this week was the announcement by Ubisoft that they are bringing the beloved Wii U launch title ZombiU to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A number of you were wondering how the game would retain its intense atmosphere without the second screen. Thankfully, Ubisoft has explained how the new, and possibly improved, Zombi will work with traditional controllers.
“We knew from the beginning that maintaining the tension and feel of the original was one of the main challenges, as the way ZombiU was presented on Wii U cannot be reproduced,” says Hélène Henry, Zombi’s producer.
- Devs wanted to maintain a minimal HUD in order to preserve ZombiU’s sense of loneliness.
- Mini map now appears in a corner of the screen. Only appears when you need it.
- Increase of FOV to give player more spacial awareness.
- Accessing your backpack still does not pause the game. Backpack interface appears in the middle of the screen while player can still see to the left and right to watch for zombies.
- Multiplayer mode from Wii U removed as it simply couldn’t be done without two screens.
- Two new melee weapons: shovel and nail bat. Shovel has longer range and can hit multiple enemies in one swing, nail bat does more damage and also can hit multiple enemies.
- Flashlight has a new high setting with a wider, farther reaching beam but it will attract even more zombies when you use it.
- Flashlight now has a battery and has to recharge (ala Half-Life)
- Game “will perform better on newer consoles” (obvious) and controls have been tweaked to be more responsive.
If you downloaded the demo version of Just Dance 2016 on Wii U, you may have noticed that it has a total of 99 uses. Granted it’s not an unlimited amount of uses, but it sure is a significant number compared to most of the other demos in the Nintendo eShop. The Just Dance 2016 demo can be downloaded for free and it’s compatible with with the Just Dance Controller smartphone application, which allows you to play without any Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus controllers.
Today, Ubisoft announced a free Just Dance 2016 demo on new-gen consoles for players using the Just Dance Controller App. The one song demo is “Blame” by Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman and is now available to download on Nintendo’s Wii U system, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. The latest installment in the best-selling music game franchise will launch on October 23 in the UK.
The free Just Dance Controller App, now available for Apple and Android devices and soon to also be available for Windows Phone devices, enables players on new-gen consoles to play Just Dance 2016 without any peripherals or console cameras. The app transforms the player’s smartphone into a game controller that tracks the accuracy of their moves and allows them to navigate intuitively through the game’s menus. To play the demo using the Just Dance Controller App on smartphones, players can simply follow the steps below. On Xbox One, players also have the option to access the demo using Kinect for Xbox One.
- Download the Just Dance Controller app to your Apple or Android smartphone.
- Download the Just Dance 2016 demo to your Wii U, PlayStation4 or Xbox One.
- Connect your smartphone to the same wi-fi network as the console.
- Select the song and dance holding the phone in your right hand!
With more than 40 new tracks, ranging from Billboard hits to classic throwback favourites, from artists like Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman and Lady Gaga, everyone in the entire family will have a favourite track to dance to in Just Dance 2016.
Source: Ubisoft PR