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

Posted by James Newton

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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User Comments (36)

rjejr

#1

rjejr said:

Sounds like an outing to me. Oh, and I do believe a home console can launch in spring even though it's seemingly never been done before. Good graduation gift for the class of 2012, along with Skyward Sword HD.

Now when does the Wii2, Cafe, Stream get it's own tab? I think it has at least as many posts as the 3DS VC.

Fludd

#4

Fludd said:

It might just mean they haven't announced which platform it's going to be on and not that the console actually hasn't been announced yet.

get2sammybAdmin

#5

get2sammyb said:

Personally I take that as meaning "It's coming to another platform but we haven't announced which one yet." Which will probably be Kinect, right?

MasterGraveheart

#6

MasterGraveheart said:

@3. thebluelight1: That was kind of a given when it was highly rumored that the system would be backwards compatable with the Wii library, so I'm not really surprised in that regard.

James

#7

James said:

@get2sammyb That was my first thought, but why would they not announce it for Kinect now? Seems odd!

@thebluelight1 It certainly hints at some kind of motion controller for the follow-up!

Crunc

#8

Crunc said:

This could just mean that it will released on Kinect (or Move) in 2012. It's odd that they aren't announcing it for Kinect (and Move) right away. Not going to get released there?

thebluelight1

#9

thebluelight1 said:

@MasterGraveheart I'm not surprised either but it was still just all rumour, in fact everything apart from the fact there is a console is rumoured.

@Crunc what real reason is there not to announce that Zumba would come to Kinect/Move? I mean it's not like the sort of game people would even noticed if it was cancelled.

Lan

#11

Lan said:

i know this won't be what it's called but i seriously despise it being called "Wii 2". Just call it Cafe. one less keystroke. calling it "wii 2" makes it sound liky a sony or microsoft console, minus the wii part. i hate their unoriginality and lack of creativity

Cia

#12

Cia said:

^Same here, stop the "Nintendo 64 2, Gamecube 2 and Wii 2" nonsense. It ain't gonna be named like that.

siavm

#14

siavm said:

No. This is probably just going to be on the xbox. They probably did not announce because it may be a key title in the mircosoft pre E3 press conference.

SigourneyBeaver

#17

SigourneyBeaver said:

Erm... this probably means that they've not announced which other system it will be out on, rather than it's coming out on an unannounced system. Just so you don't get your hopes up about a truly monumental moment in gaming.

thesignpainter

#23

thesignpainter said:

well thats...nice.... i guess... sorta hoping for something i'd play, but its nice for everyone else.

Hokori

#25

Hokori said:

@24 yes please, my mom bought this for the wii and after she played it my wii started having problems and on a side note she doesnt play it anymore (she plays Wii Fit (Plus))

RYBlast

#26

RYBlast said:

@8 If it is coming for the Kinect, then why wouldn't they announce that now?

Bass_X0

#27

Bass_X0 said:

I don't expect it to be called Wii 2 but I will continue to call it that until we know its proper name.

Infernapeking

#28

Infernapeking said:

Im graduating next year from high school. I will have all the time to play this still I go to college.

jerryo

#29

jerryo said:

@ those who say why not announce for kinect, maybe because they have an agreement with nintendo? just saying!

DrDaisy

#30

DrDaisy said:

I've heard about this. It's actually an elaborate prank set up by disgruntled ex-members of the IRA. A lot of people were killed trying to uncover the prank, but one person managed to escape. I can't release her name, but she's a patient of mine who filled me in on the details.

jaffa

#31

jaffa said:

FFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
please Nintendo please reject this :'(

Pj1

#32

Pj1 said:

Will we really get all the facts about project Cafe? at E3, I doubt it. Nintendo will hold stuff back (info) it's exiciting don't get me wrong, Nintendo and Co will turn up say a few things and wow everyone but I really think people will be left scratching their heads......

Cia

#33

Cia said:

they said it will be playable in E3 ^. I'm sure we get enough facts.

HanuKwanzMasBif

#35

HanuKwanzMasBif said:

Ah, thank goodness this isn't a launch title.
As long as we're talking casual Wii games, what will the pack-in title be for Stream/whatever? Nintendo Sports Plus? Stream Sports?

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