Just Dance 2018 is set to be the ninth game in the Just Dance series. The game was revealed at E3 2017 on June 12, 2017, and is set to be released on October 24, 2017 for North America, and October 26, 2017 for Europe.
Gameplay and Features
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5 exclusive Double Rumble choreographies puts the control in both of your hands for the first time in a Just Dance game – hold a Joy-Con in each hand, and feel the vibrations as you experience what it’s like to play in a Mariachi band, or take charge of a 5 star kitchen.
Replicate the moves and feel the vibes of the music in the palms of your hands thanks the Joy-Cons’ unique HD Rumble vibration system.
A "SUPER" rating has been added to the game. It stands between the existing ratings for "GOOD" and "PERFECT", which judge the level of accuracy that one does a move with.
In addition to the existing "Superstar", which was introduced in Just Dance 2017, the following scoring milestone has been introduced in this game:
"Megastar", which can be obtained by reaching at least 12000 points.
An asterisk (*) indicates that this song is covered in-game.
The game is set to contain 40 tracks. Currently, 11 tracks have been confirmed.
This is the the third time an artist supported the announcement of a Just Dance game, after Flo Rida performing Good Feeling and Jason Derulo performing Want To Want Me.
In the first previews, there are some pictogram errors: when the pictogram reaches the end of the slide, the pictogram of the next move will replace the correct one during the fading phase.
The preview gameplays show different parts on the US and UK YouTube channels. For example, Automaton shows the first chorus and the second verse on the US account, but it shows the second chorus and the bridge on the UK one.
Just Dance 2018 is the fourth game in the series in which the menu icons are cropped from squares to another shape (in this case, circles with sharpened angles).
The first one was Just Dance 2, the second was Just Dance 3 (both of which crops squares into circles) and the third was the Wii, Wii U, and PS3 versions of Just Dance 4 (crops squares into D shapes).
Lyrics appear slightly differently than previous games - a diagonal line protrudes from the bottom edge of the screen and the lyrics follow the contour of that line when they scroll up.
Also, when a grey line scrolls up from the "next line" line and begins highlighting, the grey line that replaces it will "swoop in" from the bottom of the screen, similarly to Just Dance Now.
Finally, if the background of a choreography changes, the lyrics colour can now change mid-song to support this.