Just Dance 2017 will be a unique title in at least one way, as it's going to span three generations of Nintendo hardware. It'll land on the Wii U and Wii in October (likely missing some features on the latter) and is also coming to the NX. If you like to dance and happen to have Nintendo systems, you're in luck.
Ubisoft has now confirmed a demo for the Wii U version that includes Justin Bieber's "Sorry" - we'll make no comment on the song title's relevance. It's a nice touch that dancers will be able to try it early, though as we write this the demo is yet to pop up on the European eShop. The demo is also a vehicle for the Just Dance Controller App, which lets you use your phone as a motion controller.
Three more tracks have also been confirmed for the game, bringing us the following complete list so far.
- Cake By The Ocean" – DNCE
- "Watch Me (Whip/ Nae Nae)" – Silentó
- "Hips Don't Lie" – Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean
Previously announced tracks include:
- "Sorry" – Justin Bieber
- "DADDY" – Psy Ft. CL of 2NE1
- "Cheap Thrills" – Sia Ft. Sean Paul
- "Lean On" – Major Lazer Ft. MØ & DJ Snake
- "Worth It" – Fifth Harmony Ft. Kid Ink
- "Don't Stop Me Now" – Queen
- "PoPiPo" – Hatsune Miku
- "RADICAL" – Dyro & Dannic
- "El Tiki" – Maluma
- "September" – Equinox Stars
- "What Is Love" – Ultraclub 90
Will you be trying this out, or is this not the 'sorry' you had in mind from Ubisoft?
I forgive them.
Wait, this game has Daddy ánd Don't Stop Me Now? Now I have to get it!
@Tsurii I'm with you there. I have no clue about the other songs.
...I'd like to assume it's a good thing.
So Sorry to pass on this.
Do you need a demo for just dance?
@TantXL @Tsurii You don't know Whip Nae Nae? Lucky.
So, does this means we now have 1 more demo for an NX game from Ubi than we do from Nintendo? I'd count Zelda Wild on Wii U if they gave us that, but they didn't.
@gatorboi352 So if all the casuals have moved away from home consoles to iPads, then why do these games keep releasing year after year after year on home consoles? Oh, and I corrected Nintendo, twice, so it's ok to reply.
@Alfonzo Yes, to introduce you to the story
This is the reason why i don't like Just Dance.
Just look at the songlist.
Maybe for you some songlist are okay but for me, completely 100% MEH (Boring Western songs again ?)
The songlist, gameplay and game branded killing me three times at the same times. Ugh....Sorry for complaining....
@Tsurii You don't know What is Love...? 'Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me'... Or even September? 'Love was changing the minds of pretenders'...
now we can see the power of the nx...
@Tsurii I don't even know that song lol.
They need to do a just dance 80's edition and then maybe I'll be on board.
I'm not going to lie, I don't mind Justin Bieber's new music. In fact, I rather like it. I couldn't care less for his older albums, but his recent hits have been chill and he's not that annoying kid-pop icon he used to be... At lest not me.
I also realize what I'm saying has no relation to the new Just Dance, I'm just going off of what was said in the article about Bieber.
I've only heard of two of those artists / groups... and I've heard three of those songs.
I thought that was Haddaway
Huh, wow. I never knew I wanted that until now.
Not Whip/NaeNae!.. NOT WHIP/NAENAE!
You are correct as always, Tintin!
@shaneoh It was, and September is Earth Wind & Fire, but I'm guessing it's cheaper to do a cover.
As Chandler would say, "Too many jokes!"
What do you mean?
I'm more surprised to think it's coming out on all three last gen systems... didn't think they will still have much of an active user base left by 2017. :x More so with the Wii.
Also featuring Nintendo's track entitled: "Please Understand".
You gotta love these ads for casual games with the excessively happy people lol
This is funny is it saying sorry for another just dance game or nintendo's awful relrease lineup for the year.
@SpykeKat : I believe Fifa 14 was released on FIVE Sony consoles! (PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP and PS Vita)
So this practice isn't unprecedented for "casual" games.
@shaneoh : Ubisoft have most likely opted for a cover version to cut back on licensing fees.
@DiscoGentleman : It was released in late 2005, so it will be 11 years old this year.
That explains it . Well that brings the number of songs in that list that I know to two.
Also you can say this past month (july) didn´t have any new songs in unlimited. The service is stopped until JD 2017 to bring unlimited content.
I'll not forgive them for choosing a Justin Bieber song as the only music in the demo!
Can I just have DDR back?
@Agent721 Blistering Barnacles!
My Wii U, and all electronic devices in my house, are unable to play anything by Bieber. Sorry, Ubi.
I'm really missing DDR on console. Last time we got DDR II Wii as the Final DDR on console. Now, this year Konami has released DDR A ( Pronounced DDR Ace) and already came out the USA version of Arcade machine. I'm really hyped about DDR A.
Oh, btw. You should check this DDR A song.
"It'll land on the Wii U and Wii in October (likely missing some features on the latter)"
Actually, the Wii U (and other current-gen) versions of Just Dance 2016 were missing the World Dance Floor online mode, making the Wii release of JD2016 the best version available. If this continues, JD2017 could also be best on Wii.
"Missing" the JD Unlimited features could be considered a bonus too. Even if you don't subscribe to JD Unlimited, it gets shoved in your face all the time in current-gen versions. But not on the Wii!
This is one of the few demo's that I do not download!
So they went with "Sorry"? That's meta on so many levels.
I know a few of these songs:
. Don't Stop Me Now (obviously!)
. Hips Don't Lie (remember hearing it a lot in the 2000s)
. September (I'm assuming this a cover version of the Earth, Wind & Fire classic?)
. Cake By the Ocean (was Rock Band 4 DLC in April 2016)
. Sorry (was Rock Band 4 DLC in April 2016)
The last 2 are complete utter garbage.
@rjejr eh? How in the world can one play Just Dance on a mobile device exactly? By "these games", do you specifically mean Just Dance only?
Even the single Just Dance game on mobile comes with this convenient caveat: "Enjoy the world of Just Dance without any video game consoles! You simply need your smartphone and a connected screen (computer or TV with Chromecast / Smart TV). (1)"
Got any more paper thin arguments I need to tear through?
I never knew Just Dance was one of those games then needed a demo to show what it's about. You can pretty much dance to a lets play video (or any video) and get the jest of it.
@ultraraichu No, that doesn't work at all. You don't get the feeling for the control and don't get scored. Without a controller, you're not playing, you're... just dancing? Oh wait.
@gatorboi352 The argument goes that mobile games are the reason why Nintendo's games and consoles have done so badly lately. That should apply to Just Dance too: people should be playing on mobile phones, not necessarily on Just Dance Now, but in any case Just Dance sales should have plummeted as hard as Nintendo game and console sales.
Yet Just Dance keeps selling, especially on Wii. That shows the userbase is loyal, and they want new games. When new games come out, they buy them.
That also means that mobile did not kill Wii U. The people just didn't want that console or its games.
@Mahe while I dont dispute anything you're saying, you're still literally talking about a single game franchise. One.
@Anti-Matter nice video! Makes me miss arcades even more. Hopefully the OST gets released in any event. I've given up hope of console DDR.
I like DDR, but I have mixed feelings about having a comeback to consoles. DDR was very good, but as the time passed, they were very awful in every installment. They tried to compete with Dance Central and Just Dance putting many known american songs and it pissed off many long time fans, the songs on new installments were very awful to dance on because of the low BPM or simply are not suited well to dancing, like Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars, One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks....
I really think Pump it Up managed to keep a reasonable quality between installments, but the only home version is Exceed, that was made in 2004.
@gatorboi352 "while I don't dispute anything you're saying, you're still literally talking about a single game franchise. One."
Well then I guess that's your paper thin arguement then. You say - casuals have all moved on to iPads - but then when somebody presents you with a FACT that casuals have not all moved onto iPads, they are still BUYING videogames on consoles, then you just say - oh, that fact doesn't count. Of course every argument is going to be paper thin with you if you simply ignore the facts.
Thanks #mahe I understand things, but explaining them isn't my strong point.
Some of these modern band and artist names...
@invictus4000 Nice. Old meme with a fresh twist. (:
@gatorboi352 Looking at 2DS/3DS side of things, not all Nintendo games took a tumble. Animal Crossing did very well. Tomodachi Life did surprisingly well. Fire Emblem sold better than before. AC and TL are considered "casual" games, so they should have been hit the hardest. yet the opposite happened. Fire Emblem is competing against all the strategy games on mobile, so it should have been hit hard. Yet the opposite happened.
Then Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival happened, and it flopped totally. Was it because of mobile? Or because it was just a terrible game?
Nintendo made some bad hardware decisions and bad games this gen, so it's wrong to blame mobile for Nintendo's own mistakes.
@rjejr did you just link to an article thats two years old?
And yes, the fact that your counter argument to "casuals have moved away from Wii/Nintendo onto iPads and smartphones" was to highlight the success of a single game is nothing short of laughable.
@Mahe you and i must have very different views and understandings of what the "casual market" is, based on the titles you just referenced.
I'm thinking more along the lines of the 10s and 10s of millions that bought "that wii sports machine" and used it for a year or so for, well, wii sports.
@gatorboi352 That's one point I was making. Your concept of "casual" games and "casual" gamers is wrong.
You do know that Wii sold close to 1,000,000,000 games, right?
@Mahe you do know that was in another time and place altogether, right?
How many games did Wii U sell?
@gatorboi352 You're trying to evade the point once again.
Wii U sold less than 1/10 of the games that Wii did. That means that compared to consoles sold, even the attach rate on Wii U is much worse than it was on Wii! So not only was Wii U a total failure in absolute numbers, it was also a total failure in relative numbers. This is why Nintendo needs the mainstream gamers that Wii had and Wii U didn't.
@Mahe everything you just said proves my point EXACTLY. Why is it that Wii U failed? Where did those 100 million sales from Wii go? They must have went somewhere. Smartphones and tablets, perhaps?
@gatorboi352 Wow. Here's a tip for you: Wii U didn't fail because of mobile.
A large number of Wii owners have actually been updating to PS4.
@Mahe well, yes. This is true. But it also doesn't help Nintendo at all. It's like i said in another thread yesterday: there's two mainstream (i.e. biggest potential on returns) markets any more in this industry, and Nintendo has all but lost one and is in the infancy of transitioning entirely to the other:
High powered home console gaming.
In 10 years Nintendo will have transitioned almost entirely to mobile. It's inevitable. Possibly in the home console space they start putting their games on the next PlayStation or Xbox, but here's the key: it won't be both. It will be some grand, unprecedented exclusive partnership with one or the other and Nintendo having some weird control on certain things and maybe some ability to supply typical Nintendo accessories for these games as well.
Nintendo is slowly slipping away from the new crowd and quickly being associated with a past time long ago. Items like thr NES Classic don't help this perception of them, yet it's a catch 22 for them as it's almost instant cash gains.
I just don't see the (rumored) NX bringing them back to Wii-like or DS-like relevancy and that sucks.
@gatorboi352 "Nintendo is slowly slipping away from the new crowd and quickly being associated with a past time long ago."
Yup, completely agree with that. Nintendo has been making some really boneheaded decisions in the 3DS and Wii U years.
"I just don't see the (rumored) NX bringing them back to Wii-like or DS-like relevancy and that sucks."
Yeah, there's a possibility of NX continuing on the sorry path of 3DS and Wii U. Guess we'll see.
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