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Konami Announces New Kinect Game: Rhythm Party, Early Track List Released

January 28, 2012

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:

  • Born This Way, Lady Gaga
  • Every Little Step, Bobby Brown
  • Y.M.C.A., Village People
  • A Midnight Rendezvous, Shanice
  • Still unbreakable, Des-ROW Ft. Vanilla Ice
  • SAY A PRAYER, Des-ROW Ft. Maxi Priest
  • BEFREE, Des-ROW Ft. Vanilla Ice
  • Summer Fairytale, Design-MAD crew
  • HEARTBREAK (Sound Selektaz remix), NAOKI feat. Becca Hossany
  • All Thu The Night, jun feat. Lisa Lisa

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.

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Scott Lipowitz

Scott just graduated from Law School. But he didn't let that stop him from gaming, a hobby that he has stuck with ever since he received his NES at age 5. His favorites are Metal Gear Solid, OutRun, Half-Life, Deus Ex, Ratchet and Clank and most recently, the Mass Effect series.

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