Many at the E3 gaming festival in Los Angeles earlier this month were puzzled why Ubisoft was still supporting the almost 14-year-old Nintendo Wii, in addition to the latest Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. The answer came from a Twitter user @alienaishas, who explained that “many hospitals and rehab centres use the Just Dance games to help patients who have limited mobility due to accident or illness build up strength and muscle tone.”
The Nintendo Wii is also still being used in many schools to increase physical movement during a school day.
It’s great to see Ubisoft’s commitment to including gamers, whether they are users building up strength, or simply on a limited budget.
The following information on features was provided by Ubisoft:
- From chart-topping hits to family favourites, there is something for everyone to have fun in Just Dance.
- Enjoy a wide range of creative universes, designed using new production techniques, never before seen in Just Dance.
- Track your calories burnt, time spent dancing, and keep yourself motivated while having fun with the franchise favourite Sweat mode.
- Team up with friends for more fun in our Co-op mode, returning to the Just Dance franchise for Just Dance 2020. Co-op mode brings players together to combine scores and rule the dancefloor.
- Little ones can join in on the fun with the acclaimed Kids Mode, which allows the youngest players to enjoy it in full with 8 new kid-friendly curated songs, coming along with a fun dance experience tailored to kid’s needs.
- With Just Dance Unlimited, the dance-on-demand subscription streaming service, you have access to 500+ songs and more! Every copy of the game comes with 1-month’s access!
- No console? No worries! Jump right into the Just Dance experience directly from your Chrome browser. The Stadia platform enables cross-screen gameplay on laptops, desktops, and selected phones and tablets.
- The game learns your dancing habits and pushes you content you will like, at the time that’s right for you! Follow your instincts and pick the perfect pre-made playlist to match your mood, or let the game make recommendations created just for you. For every moment, there’s a Just Dance playlist.
- Keep the party going with Just Dance Unlimited. More songs and content will be added throughout the year to enrich Just Dance 2020 players’ experience.
- Use your smartphone to navigate in-game, track and score your moves – no camera, Kinect, or PS Move required. Up to 6 players can play with their phones simultaneously.
The game is set to release on 5 November on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, and the Nintendo Wii.
* Source: NPD, GfK & GSD – August 2017