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Just Dance Wii Takes Over Japan

by Pedro Hernandez - September 30, 2011, 4:50 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/sd2j/, (Just Dance Wii Japanese Website)

Exactly how will Nintendo sell Ubisoft's massive franchise to Japan?

Nintendo will be publishing Ubisoft's hit dance game, Just Dance, in Japan. Rather than being a straight port, Just Dance Wii has been re-designed with a whole new audience in mind, while still keeping the gameplay that made it so famous around the world. The game is still being developed by Ubisoft Paris, while Nintendo will be in charge of distributing the game. The Japanese website for the game has also been made live.

The first of the changes lie in the track list. While Just Dance Wii has some songs from the other Just Dance games, the majority of the songs are J-Pop. Some of these songs include "Heavy Rotation" by AKB48 (which is heavily featured in the trailers for this game), "One Night Carnival" by Kishidan, and "Cutey Honey" by Kumi Koda.

The full song list is as follows:

  • AKB48: Heavy Rotation
  • Kara: Jumping
  • Kara: Mister
  • Exile: Choo Choo Train
  • Kumi Koda: Cutie Honey
  • Exile & Kumi Koda: Won't Be Long
  • Namie Amuro: Sexy Girl
  • BoA: Valenti
  • TRF: Survival Dance
  • Tackey and Tsubasa: Venus
  • Kishidan: One Night Carnival
  • Morning Musume: Renai Revolution 21
  • Pink Lady: UFO
  • Dream5: Koi no Dial 6700
  • Toho Shinki: Why
  • Ketsumeishi: Kimi ni Bump
  • Gorie with Jasmine & Joan: Micky

In addition to the new track list, Just Dance Wii will feature new dancers and stages that reflect the song list. Nintendo has already released trailers and TV spots for the game, which will be released in Japan on October 13.

Watch the videos below.



famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)October 01, 2011

The very same song list used in interrogation rooms across the world.

I'd confess to anything by the 3rd track.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterOctober 01, 2011

I know Just Dance doesnt really know what i'm doing with the Wiimote but darnit this game is so fun! Sometimes i'll play for an hour on nonstop shuffle and use that as my cardio.

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