Dance Central 3’s new story mode, new songs revealed

Along with revealing a new set of tracks from Alexandra Stan, Daft Punk, Dev and more for Dance Central 3, Harmonix has also released new information about the unique sounding story mode they’ve somehow worked in to this 3rd installment.

Also worth checking out is the 3rd developer diary for the game along with new screens of the Riptide crew from the story mode.

Take a look!

Dance Central 3 developer diary:
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Dance Central 3 – Story Mode, Riptide screens:

Dance Central 3 is scheduled for an October 16th release on the Xbox 360 with Kinect.

The soundtrack for Dance Central 3, the latest installment of the best-selling dance franchise on Kinect for Xbox 360, gets even hotter today with the announcement of tracks from Alexandra Stan, Daft Punk, Dev, and more!

With more than 40 tracks on the disc, Dance Central 3 includes previously announced music by Usher, 50 Cent, Cobra Starship, and more. Today, Harmonix is announcing 9 additional tracks for the soundtrack, each with authentic dance routines created by professional choreographers, including:

  • Afrojack ft. Eva Simons ? ?Take Over Control?
  • Alexandra Stan ? ?Mr. Saxobeat?
  • Ciara ft. Missy Elliott ? ?1, 2 Step?
  • Cupid ? ?Cupid Shuffle?
  • Daft Punk ? ?Around The World?
  • Dev ft. The Cataracts ? ?Bass Down Low?
  • Enur ft. Natasja ? ?Calabria 2008?
  • Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette ? ?Hello?
  • The Trammps ? ?Disco Inferno?

Dance Central 3?s newly revealed Story mode sends players back in time to learn classic dance moves alongside their favorite crews and characters from the series. Played solo or cooperatively with a friend, players will join the ranks of Dance Central Intelligence (DCI) to uncover a dastardly plot to destroy Dance Central.  To put a stop to the villainous machinations of Dr. Tan, players must journey through time to learn iconic dance moves from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and beyond. Can DCI master classic crazes like The Hustle, The Electric Slide and more in time to prevent the ultimate dance criminal from ending the dance party permanently?

Dance Central 3?s Story mode is a full-featured campaign experience that combines the award-winning controller-free dance experience seen in previous iterations of Dance Central with new game mechanics that?ll surprise and challenge even most experienced dancers! Unlock power moves, decode crazes from across the eras, and travel through time to save the world?all while interacting with the great personalities and unparalleled choreography that define the Dance Central experience.

Today, Harmonix also revealed that dance crew Riptide?s Bodie and Emilia have been drafted by Dance Central Intelligence to take down Dr. Tan and his army! Dispatched to the 2000s, Bodie and Emilia have been secretly studying the moves of that decade, all while rising to fame on the flashy set of the popular dance and music program, ?Dance Central Live?!