Tagged: K-Pop

Hyuna and Hatsune Miku Join Just Dance 2018 Roster

Hyuna and Hatsune Miku Join Just Dance 2018 Roster

One of GameLuv’s evergreen topics is Kpop in video games, be it Katy’s plea to the makers of Dance Central or my post on K-Pop Dance Festival. So it feels like it’s our due diligence to bring you the latest news from the K-Pop-in-a-Western-dance-game front. Naturally, it’s Just Dance from Ubisoft who made quite the reveal at their E3 press conference in early June

In typical form, the latest iteration in the series, Just Dance 2018, was revealed through a choreographed, multi-genre song-and-dance number on Ubisoft’s stage. The presentation revealed the first of the game’s new songs including Jamiroquai’s “Automaton”, Bebe Rexha’s “The Way I Are”, and surprisingly, Hyuna’s “Bubble Pop!”. Just Dance K-Pop it isn’t, but it’s another step closer I suppose. One other noteworthy addition for fans of international music is the inclusion of “Love Ward” from Hatsune Miku. Err, Just Dance J-Pop it isn’t…

Ugh, embedding is broken. Jump to the 1:44:30 mark

During E3 the official press release went out confirming a few more songs for the game with the promise of more reveals leading up to its release on October 26th.  Just Dance 2018 will be out on pretty much everything: Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3; even the original Wii is getting the game! That’s a new game with 2018 in the title releasing for a console that debuted in 2006! That has to be a record (or close to it) for the latest official release for a console.

Anyways, check out the press release and announced tracklist for Just Dance 2018 down below and watch the E3 presentation above. If the embed code stops working it starts at the 1:44:30 mark. You can also watch clips of “Bubble Pop!” and “Love Ward” in the game along with several others on the official game site.

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South Koreans can ‘just dance’ with K-Pop Dance Festival on the Wii

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Seeing how Katy’s open plea to Harmonix to make a K-Pop Dance Central continues to be one of our most active posts I figured it was our civic duty to talk about K-Pop Dance Festival. Developed by Skonec, it’s a very Just Dance-like game with vividly colored live action dancers showing you the moves to mimic with the Wii remote.

It was released exclusively in Korea for the Wii at the end of April and I expected to buy it as soon as it popped up on Amazon or Play-Asia… only it never did. I dug around again this morning and haven’t been able to find it anywhere outside of a lone listing on eBay at $50. Then I dug a little more and was reminded that the Wii is region locked.

That makes for a pretty hefty barrier to entry but we can at least check out the tracklist below and Skonec has been posting videos pretty regularly on their YouTube channel of the songs in the game and people playing it.

2010 and newer

  • “Gangnam Style” from Psy
  • “1, 2, 3, 4? from Lee Hi
  • “Beautiful Night” from Beast
  • “Fantastic Baby” from BigBang
  • “You and I” from IU
  • “Shanghai Romance” from Orange Caramel
  • “Apgujeong Nallari” from Sagging Snail(Lee Juck, Yoo Jae-Seok)
  • “Shake It” from Chulssa(Noh Hong-chul, PSY)
  • “Roly Poly” from T-ARA
  • “Ma Boy” from SISTAR19
  • “Supa Dupa Diva” from Dal Shabet
  • “Shy Boy” from Secret
  • “I Don’t Care” from 2NE1

2000’s

  • “Mister” from Kara
  • “Superman” from Norazo
  • “Nobody” from Wonder Girls
  • “Look only at Me“ from Taeyang
  • “10 Minutes” from Lee Hyo Ri

1990’s

  • “Festival” from Uhm Jung hwa
  • “To my Boyfriend” from Fin.K.L.
  • “Tell Me” from Jinusean
  • “Honey” from JYP
  • “Kungttali Syabala” from Clon
  • “In Summer” from Deux
  • “I Know” from Seo Taiji and Boys

1980’s

  • “Last Night Story” from So Bang Cha