Oh goody, a third party dance game on the Wii. I can smell your scepticism from here (it sustains me), but Nordic Games has actually managed to make one of the best music games on the platform by blending traditional dance mat inputs with the Wii-mote waggling 'Just Dance' style. You can use either or both simultaneously, providing much more than its peers in terms of content and even visual flair. An impressive effort from a smaller studio.
The first batch of downloadable content has now hit We Dance, Nordic Games' innovative Wii dance game that we awarded a respectable 7/10. Five "global" hits are now available to download thanks to a 'synch' deal with the Ministry Of Sound, and we have the full details below.Click here to read more...
We're big fans of Nordic Games here at Dealspwn. Their never say die attitude and willingness to go up against the biggest publishers on their home turf is a refreshing antidote to the usual triple-A hype. Our industry thrives on smaller companies who make a splash with their independent titles, and I was eager to swing by their booth at Gamescom to check out their product lineup. As it turns out, they do much more than just singing games.
Inflatables are awesome. As are racing games. Nordic has clearly paid attention to these fundamental laws of the universe and taken advantage of both with the Inflatakart: a resilient inflatable gaming chair that's shaped like a racing buggy. As a big kid at heart, I simply couldn't resist having a go... and despite my considerable girth, found it easy and comfortable to climb into and use. The Steering wheel features a sturdy mount for a Wiimote, which fits securely and provides an intuitive way to take advantage of tilt control. Build quality is absolutely excellent, and I'm reliably informed that the Kart has been tested up to and including loads of one hundred kilograms. It's certainly now been tested up to 88.
Getting out was fairly embarrassing, however. The expression 'beached whale' has never been more appropriate.Click here to read more...
We Dance, the upcoming Wii dance title that emulates real dancing using a hybrid control system, is set to hit British shelves this September - and Nordic games has collaborated with two veteran music industry producers in order to create a stylish live-action launch trailer. Rob Chandler and Chris Brown (who have produced countless music videos for the likes of Röyksopp, Franz Ferdinand, Depeche Mode and Pendulum) have taken inspiration from the colourful packshots and released what can only be described as a technicolour demonstration of We Dance's unique game modes. Hit the jump for the trailer and details - and check out our hands-on preview here.Click here for the We Dance launch trailer >>
We Dance, the viable Wii alternative to Just Dance, has been dated for September 2nd. Nordic Games are extremely excited about the innovative hybrid control scheme that let's players get involved with both feet and hand movements... and after I tried it out at E3, so am I.
"We are incredibly excited to launch a game that is both fun and challenging for players of all abilities and musical tastes. The response at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles and at our hands-on preview sessions has shown that people really ‘get’ the game. The enthusiasm and genuine passion people have for our games never fails to humble us and this is no exception." - Nik Blower, sales and marketing director at Nordic Games
We love an underdog here at Dealspwn, so when it comes to mixing it up with the biggest publishers in a crowded market and emerging triumphant, we have to tip our caps to Nordic Games. Their We Sing series has garnered an impressive fanbase and critical reception, and building on this success, they'll be entering the glutted dancing scene with We Dance. Thankfully situated away from the judgemental eyes of my peers in the snug anonymity of the Concourse meeting rooms, I was able to throw my inhibitions to the wind and have a go at their work in progress.
An impressive track list sporting 40 varied songs (including Slam by Pendulum, pleasingly) will help We Dance to stand out from the crowd, but with Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 breathing down their necks, Nordic have strived to create a unique experience. To this end, players will have the choice of using Wiimotes to control the action (a la Just Dance), a traditional Dance Pad (a la Dance Dance Revolution)... or both at the same time. This might sound like a recipe for distaster, but believe it or not, it's actually the closest thing to real dancing on the Wii.
Click here. Get funky. Get loose. >>
Chunky plastic peripherals are out, strutting your two-step stuff is in, and Nordic Games' We Dance is stepping up to the plate to take on Konami's Just Dance series on Nintendo's albino box of fun. Before we even had time to get low this morning, the new setlist pinged its way into our inbox. At first glance it's pretty impressive, with 40 tracks spanning classics like 'Kung u Fighting', 'Love Shack' and, of course, 'Macarena', to more modern stuff from the likes of Basshunter and Pixie Lott.
As Jon's already noted in his feature list for the game, it'll support four players, offer three control setups involving various combinations of WiiMotes and an optional special dance mat and there'll be a nice selection of party modes to boot. We Sing succeeded by doing all of the basics very well indeed, so we have the same high hopes for this game too.Click here to see the full setlist...
Nordic Games announced We Dance at the end of last month, promising an old-school dance mat experience brought up to date with new music, bells and whistles. They've now dropped us a line to reveal some new features, such as warm-up sessions, stats, leaderboards and party games. It'll be the "most rewarding and realistic" dance game on the market, apparently. Full details below.Click here for the details >>
Nordic Games Publishing, developers of the popular - or is it? - We Sing series on the Wii, has announced a new title to add to its 'We' franchise. We Dance, which takes advantage of the Wiimote and Nordic's dance mat, promises to deliver an original dance experience as you waggle the remote, stomp around on the mat or use a unique combination of both. It's due in May, and promises to boast 40 licensed tracks from all walks of musical life.Click here to read more...