Just Dance 2018 – all screens/art, fact sheet, press release, Q&A

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Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® announced that Just Dance® 2018, the newest installment of the best-selling* music game franchise of all time, will be available October 24, 2017 in North America, October 26 in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa). At Ubisoft’s press conference, Warner Bros. Records recording artist and featured Just Dance 2018 songlist artist Bebe Rexha performed her latest single “The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody),” a track among the first to be revealed for Just Dance 2018.

Just Dance 2018 offers a fresh and diverse tracklist with more than 40 new songs, and access to over 300 more through Just Dance® Unlimited, the dance-on-demand streaming service**. Songs range from Billboard top hits like Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj’s “Side to Side” and Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic,” to the best oldies like “Daddy Cool” to K-pop favorites like HyunA’s “Bubble Pop.”

The first tracks revealed at E3 include:
Rockabye – Clean Bandit Ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Side To Side – Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj
Chantaje – Shakira Ft. Maluma
Naughty Girl – Beyoncé
The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) – Bebe Rexha Ft. Lil Wayne
Automaton – Jamiroquai
Bubble Pop! – HyunA
Love Ward – Hatsune Miku
Make it Jingle – Big Freedia
Daddy Cool – Groove Century
…and many more!

More accessible than ever, Just Dance 2018 can be played on Nintendo Switch™ system, with up to six players at the same time using a Joy-Con™ controller or by using the Just Dance Controller app (which turns your smartphone into a controller). For the first time, Just Dance 2018 will use the HD rumble technology to develop interesting Double Rumble choreographies based on this vibration system, which makes the overall Just Dance experience even more immersive. And with the new interface, browsing the game has never been so easy, so players are only a couple clicks away from dancing!

“Since the launch of the franchise we committed ourselves to offering the most accessible Just Dance experience to get the whole world dancing,” said Marine de La Seiglière, Executive Producer. “We’re proud of this new version of Just Dance that fits with the diversity of our players’ preferences today and gives them the opportunity to dance the way they like, anywhere and at anytime, whether they are a party starter, a young dancer in the making or a pro dancer looking for new challenges.”

A passionate community of 120 million players around the world is also ready to start the party with the return of World Dance Floor, the world’s best online multiplayer dance floor, bringing even more challenges in co-op or competition. The youngest players will also have their own Kids section, integrating 8 new choreographies developed with the help of kids’ experts to encourage healthy movement.

The Just Dance Unlimited streaming service is now better than ever with more fresh content planned throughout the year, including more than 300 songs available at the launch of Just Dance 2018. A three-month trial of Just Dance Unlimited is included in every copy of Just Dance 2018**. The Just Dance Controller App also makes the game more accessible for current-gen owners with its phone scoring technology that allows players to dance without additional accessories like cameras.

Just Dance 2018 will be available on all motion-control gaming platforms, including Nintendo Switch™, Wii U™, Wii™, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

For the latest information on Just Dance 2018, the Just Dance Controller app, or Just Dance Unlimited, please visit: http://ift.tt/19nFL5w. Follow Just Dance on Twitter @JustDanceGame and use hashtag #JustDance2018.
* Data from NPD Institute in NCSA and from GfK Institute in EMEA – April 2015
** Available on Wii U, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Product Description
No matter where you come from, how old you are, if you are a panda or a carrot: turn up the volume and get ready to unleash your inner dancer, because Just Dance 2018 brings out the dancer in everyone! The biggest music video game franchise of all time*, with over 63 million units sold** is coming back this fall. Whether you are a party starter, a young dancer in the making or a pro dancer looking for new challenges, it’s never been so easy to Just Dance!

Join a community of more than 118 million players around the world and bust out your best moves! Dance your heart out to 24K Magic by Bruno Mars, Side to Side by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj, The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) by Bebe Rexha ft. Lil Wayne and Chantaje by Shakira ft. Maluma. Relive classics including Daddy Cool by Groove Century, or if K-Pop is your thing get down to Bubble Pop by Hyuna!

From the hottest hits to family favorites, dance to 40 new tracks, including:
Rockabye – Clean Bandit Ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Side To Side – Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj
Chantaje – Shakira Ft. Maluma
Naughty Girl – Beyoncé
The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) – Bebe Rexha Ft. Lil Wayne
Automaton – Jamiroquai
Bubble Pop! – HyunA
Love Ward – Hatsune Miku
Make It Jingle – Big Freedia
Daddy Cool – Groove Century
…and many more!

The Just Dance game mode instantly turns any place into a dancefloor! (Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4)
Enjoy curated and new content all year long with a huge catalogue of more than 300 songs thanks to Just Dance Unlimited1, the dance-on-demand subscription streaming service. A 3-month trial is included with every copy of Just Dance 2018!
With the new interface, browsing the game has never been so easy, so that you’re only a couple clicks away from dancing!
If you feel like exercising, just change the scoring and start tracking the calories you are burning. You can even create your own workout routines with your favorite tracks!
Track your progress and complete Daily Quests to get exclusive rewards. You might even learn about the secret lives of our coaches!

The youngest players will have a blast with the most fun dance playground: the brand new Kids mode! (Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4)
8 new choreographies were created with the help of kids’ development experts to encourage healthy movement.
Thanks to a tailored interface, scoring, and special characters, kids will be able to safely enjoy the game in complete autonomy with positive and supportive feedback.

Join the biggest online party in the World Dance Floor and compete with players from all around the world! (Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4)
The newly revamped World Dance Floor brings more challenges in coop or competition!
Dance online with your friends and participate in massive cross-platform events. Join special tournaments or team up to defeat bosses.

No additional accessories are required to join the fun! Just use your smartphone with the Just Dance Controller app! (iOS, Android, compatible with Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4)
Use your smartphone to track and score your moves – no camera, Kinect, PS Move or Joy-Cons required! Up to 6 players can play with their phones simultaneously.
Get the latest Just Dance news with Just Dance TV, exclusively on the app! Watch, like and share content on the go with your friends in just one tap!

Making the most of the Nintendo Switch unique capabilities! (Nintendo Switch)
5 exclusive Double Rumble choreographies puts the control in both of your hands for the first time in a Just Dance game – hold a Joy-Con in each hand, and feel the vibrations as you experience what it’s like to play in a Mariachi band, or take charge of a 5 star kitchen.
Replicate the moves and feel the vibes of the music in the palms of your hands thanks the Joy-Cons’ unique HD Rumble vibration system.
Also more exclusive choreographies are to be announced exclusively for the Nintendo Switch!

And all of your favorite features are back on old-gen consoles! (Wii, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360)
World Dance Floor: The fan favorite online multiplayer dance floor is back! Dance live with players around the world and enjoy special live events like tournaments, and collaborate with other dancers to unlock special prizes, and more!
Autodance: After finishing a song, the game automatically generates an “Autodance” – a funny mini-video of your performance that you can share (camera needed).
Community Remix: The best performances on a selected song, submitted by players are selected every two months and integrated in a Community Remix video!

Q. In a nutshell, what is Just Dance 2018?
Just Dance 2018 is the newest game from the Just Dance franchise! Whether you are a party starter, a young dancer in the making or a pro dancer looking for new challenges, there’s something for everyone in Just Dance 2018. With over 63 million copies sold since 2009 and more than 118 million players around the world, Just Dance is the number one music videogame franchise of all time.

Q. What’s new in Just Dance 2018?
In Just Dance 2018, players will dance to more than 40 new tracks! From Billboard top hits like Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj’s “Side To Side” or Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic”, to the best oldies like “Daddy Cool” or Beyoncé’s iconic song, “Naughty Girl.” And we are excited to announce that Kpop is back on Just Dance, with HyunA’s “Bubble Pop!”!

Just Dance 2018 will give our fans and new players a completely fresh experience with a brand new interface. Browsing the game has never been so easy and you are only a couple clicks away from dancing!

Just Dance 2018 has three complementary game modes, which are as many entry doors to discover the game. Each mode has been conceived to answer our players’ needs: the classic and improved Just Dance mode for the party starters, the Kids mode for the young dancers in the making, and the fans’ favorite online-mode World Dancefloor for our most competitive players.

The little ones will have their own dedicated space on Switch™, Wii U™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One! We worked with kid’s development experts to create 8 new choreographies tailored just for the below 10 set: healthy movements, goofy characters, and positive, supportive feedback. Kids will be able to play autonomously in a perfectly safe environment that enriches their development!

We also reinvigorated the World Dance Floor, our cutting-edge online multiplayer dance floor, on current-gen with exciting new features that we will announce in the coming months!

In addition to this, we want to challenge our passionate players and reward them with tons of exclusive content that they will unlock as they progress in the game. They will be able to keep track of their progression and maybe they will discover some crazy facts about the secret lives of our coaches – stay tuned!

Q. How many different platforms will Just Dance 2018 be available on?
Just Dance 2018 will be available on Wii™, Xbox 360, PlayStation®3, Nintendo Switch™, Wii U™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Phone scoring, Just Dance Unlimited and some in-game features are exclusive to current-gen (Switch™, Wii U™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One).

Q. What are the exclusive features of Just Dance 2018 on the Nintendo Switch™?
Just Dance 2018 makes the most out of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo Switch™! 5 exclusive Double Rumble choreographies puts the control in both of your hands for the first time in a Just Dance game – hold a Joy-Con in each hand, and feel the vibrations as you experience what it’s like to play in a Mariachi band, or take charge of a 5 star kitchen. Replicate the moves and feel the vibes of the music in the palms of your hands thanks the Joy-Cons’ unique HD Rumble vibration system.
We are also preparing amazing exclusive choreographies to be revealed at a later date, so stay tuned!

Q. Can you remind us what Just Dance Unlimited is?
Just Dance Unlimited is a subscription streaming service with a broad catalog of more than 300 songs, updated throughout the year, that offers players the opportunity to discover exclusive new tracks, along with the best of past Just Dance hits – and is available in all game modes on current-gen consoles. Every copy of the game will include a 3-month trial for the service on Switch™, Wii U™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Q. Can you remind us what is the Just Dance Controller smartphone app?
The Just Dance Controller App is a free smartphone app compatible with Just Dance 2016, Just Dance 2017 and now with Just Dance 2018. It enables players to use their smartphone as a browsing controller and a scoring device along with Nintendo Switch™, Wii U™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. There are no more console accessories required to enjoy the game! When using your smartphone, you can play up to 6 players on new-gen platforms!
The Just Dance Controller App is also compatible with Just Dance 2015 on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Q. Which smartphones are compatible with the Just Dance Controller app?
The Just Dance Controller app is compatible with iOS 7.1+ and Android 4.1+ smartphones.

Q. What is the tracklist of Just Dance 2018, this year? Will it be the same on each platform?
The Just Dance 2018 tracklist will feature 40 new songs! The variety of songs include the hottest hits like “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj, “24K” by Bruno Mars and “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit Ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, classic favorites like “Naughty Girl” by Beyoncé, and quirky, off-the-wall experiences like “Love Ward” by Hatsune Miku or “Bubble Pop” by HyunA, our Kpop song of the year. And Just Dance Unlimited subscribers will get access to more than 300 additional songs on top of the 40 that are on disc, and everyone who purchases Just Dance 2018 on Switch™, Wii U™, PlayStation®4 or Xbox One will get a trial to the service included.

The tracklist is the same for all platforms, but the Just Dance Unlimited tracks and exclusive Just Dance Unlinited songs will be available only for current-gen owners that purchased 2018 or that have acquired a time extension to the service.

Q. Will you include local tracks this year on Just Dance 2018?
With the Just Dance Unlimited technology, we can add content all year long. Local tracks were highly appreciated by our players in the previous games so we will have local content for some countries again this year.

Q. When will the game be released?
Just Dance 2018 will be available on all console gaming platforms (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Switch, Xbox One & PS4):
24th of October in NCSA 2017
26th of October in EMEA
27th of October in the UK

Q. How many creative teams are working on Just Dance?
Ubisoft Paris studio is the lead studio in collaboration with Ubisoft Pune in India and Ubisoft Shanghai in China. It is the diversity of our worldwide talent that promotes the creativity players see and experience in Just Dance.

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