Konami is jumping into the somewhat crowded Kinect Dance Game market with their own flavor of rhythm based party game, appropriately called Rhythm Party. The game does away with characters and avatars, and instead uses the Kinect to transfer your silhouette into the game. Stranger than that is that the game will differentiate itself from other dancing games by not featuring any choreography. Instead, you can free form dance your way through the various tracks your own way. It will be just like free form dancing in front of a mirror, with only the game (and possibly your friends or loved ones) to judge you! The game will still score you, as you will use your fresh moves to hit “performance ripples” to gain points and increase your score.
The track list that has been released actually isn’t terrible for a pop-based rhythm game that will be exclusive to Xbox Live, and the leading track by Lady Gaga seems quite appropriate for the way the game is to be presented. Hit the jump to see which tracks have been announced for the Xbox Live Arcade title.
The tracks are as follows:
The game is set to be released soon, February 1st, 2012 on Xbox Live Arcade and actually looks like it might be a cool, cheaper alternative for some of the more expansive Kinect titles.