In a not so surprising announcement made by Ubisoft earlier today, the developer/publisher confirmed that there will indeed be a Just Dance 2016 in the works for release on October 22nd 2015. Once again attempting to broadly cover as many consoles as possible, the dance game will be released on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms.
The free Just Dance Controller App enables players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U to use their Apple, Android, or Windows Phone devices to play the game without any peripherals or added console cameras. The app transforms the player’s phone into a motion sensor that tracks the accuracy of their moves and allows them to navigate through the game. Older platforms will presumably use their original control schemes.
Just Dance 2016 is set to bring back features including Sweat & Playlists, alongside a handful of new game modes exclusive to the most recent generation of gaming consoles including:
- Dance Quests Mode: Players can unlock dance quests for a chance to “beat the game” for the first time ever. In each quest, players will play a series of three songs for a chance to advance to the next set of dance quest challenges.
- Dance Party Mode: In the Dance Party mode, players can dance along with their friends and family in the classic rival mode or dance together to get the highest collective score as a group in the first ever co-op mode.
- World Video Challenge: The all-new World Video Challenge allows players to send videos of their performances to challenge friends from all around the world and dance to their scores as if they were in the same room!
Although they have yet to share a full tracklist, Just Dance 2016 is set to feature 40 new tracks, ranging from Billboard hits to a few classics. Some of the songs currently shared by Ubisoft include:
- “Want to Want Me” by Jason Derulo
- “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars
- “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
- “Hey Mama” by David Guetta Ft. Nicki Minaj, Afrojack & Bebe Rexha
- “Animals” by Martin Garrix
- “Blame” by Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman
- “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga
- “Gibberish” by MAX
- “Hangover (BaBaBa)” by Buraka Som Sistema
- “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
- “Ievan Polkka” by Hatsune Miku
- “Let’s Groove” by Equinox Stars
- “William Tell – Overture” by Rossini