Wait, Did Majesco Just Announce the First Wii 2 Game?

Strange goings-on afoot

Update: PR firm Reverb Games has responded, clarifying that the second platform is already available. Project Café jets: powering down.

Zumba Fitness currently sits atop the UK all-formats chart in the UK, out-selling every other game available, mostly thanks to its recent release on the Wii. The announcement that publisher Majesco is bringing a second instalment to the Wii shouldn't raise any eyebrows, then, but the wording of its press release might pique your interest.

The first Zumba Fitness has seen release on Kinect and PlayStation Move, so you'd expect the sequel to follow suit, but the sequel announcement reads like this:

Developed by Zoe Mode, Zumba®Fitness 2 will launch on Wii™ this holiday season and another-to-be announced platform in early 2012.

We already know the Wii successor isn't going to be available until the next financial year, which starts in April 2012, which could well mean Majesco just gave us a little insight into when we can buy the new console. Of course, this could just be a lot of excitement over nothing. We know one thing, though: we'll know more on 7th June.

MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT EXPANDS ITS #1 SELLING ZUMBA® FITNESS VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE WITH ‘ZUMBA® FITNESS 2’COMING TO WiiTM THIS HOLIDAY

Join the Millions Already Shakin’ It with the Zumba Fitness Video Game and Get Your Groove On to Hot New Music, Dance Styles and Electrifying Routines!

EDISON, N.J., May 10, 2011 – The ultimate interactive Dance-Fitness Party™ is about to make an encore appearance in your living room! Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, along with Zumba Fitness ® LLC, today revealed plans to release Zumba® Fitness2, the sequel to the best-selling dance-fitness video game since its release in November 2010. Developed by Zoe Mode, Zumba®Fitness 2 will launch on Wii™ this holiday season and another-to-be announced platform in early 2012.

“We’ve seen an overwhelming demand for the next iteration of the franchise and I can promise you that Zumba Fitness 2’s new and improved features will challenge Zumba enthusiasts and entice new followers to join the party,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco. “The Zumba Fitness franchise of video games connects the exhilarating Zumba dance workouts loved by millions with uniquely interactive console platforms that are accessible and fun for consumers of all ages.”

Featuring more than 30 hot new music tracks, electrifying choreography, a huge variety of new dance styles and brand new arenas, Zumba® Fitness 2 invites players to dance their way into shape with a fun and proven program. The successor to the best-selling original, Zumba® Fitness 2 gets players moving with world renowned Zumba® creator, Beto, and celebrity instructors Tanya Beardsley and Gina Grant as they guide you through each exhilarating routine ranging in style from Merengue and Samba to Indian and Latin Pop. The all-new progress tracker adds up calories burned, grades dance styles, and displays trophies, stats and overall rank. Playing in Single Song, Full Class or Zumba Party modes, players will have a blast with this unique dance fitness experience that shapes, tones and transforms their bodies while leaving them with an endorphin high.

Additional Zumba® Fitness 2 Features:
Shake it in Style – From fan favorites like Salsa and Reggaeton to all new styles like Bellydance, Axe, Latin Pop and Pasodoble, players can choose from more than 20 dance styles.
Customize Your Experience – Select from more than 30 tracks in Single Song mode, take a class designed by Beto, Gina Grant or Tanya Beardsley, or craft your own playlist in Zumba Class mode. Invite your friends to join the fun in Zumba Party mode that supports up to 4 players. You can even take it slow in Learn the Steps tutorial mode before you dive into the choreography.
Location, Location, Location – Dance it up in five new, dynamic environments from a Miami Yacht to a Los Angeles nightclub.
Superstar Instructors – Dance and interact with top Zumba instructors Beto, Tanya Beardsley and Gina Grant. You can even customize each instructor’s outfit with the hottest Zumbawear™ styles.
For additional information about Zumba® Fitness 2 and Majesco’s exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.

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