- Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
North American boxart
Developer(s) Konami Publisher(s) Konami Platform(s) PlayStation 2 Release date(s)
- NA September 28, 2005
Genre(s) Music Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer Rating(s) ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+) Media/distribution DVD-ROM
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 is the tenth home version of Dance Dance Revolution to be released in the United States. It was released by Konami on September 28, 2005 for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It was announced in a press release by Konami on May 17, 2005, and unveiled at the E3 expo in Los Angeles that same day.
The game contains 74 songs, 24 initially available and 50 that need to be unlocked, either through normal play or purchasing the songs with Dance Points accumulated through Dance Master Mode. The majority of the songs are Konami originals, most of which are composed by Naoki Maeda. This mix introduces several licensed tracks to DDR as well as reusing veteran songs, such as Smile.dk's "Butterfly (Upswing Mix)", letting the highly popular European group finally appear on a DDR U.S. home version.
For the first time in any U.S. DDR, a song by E-Rotic was included, specifically In the Heat of the Night. Konami had previously been reluctant to release songs by the German pop group, known for its sexually explicit lyrics, on United States versions of Dance Dance Revolution. Seven songs from the group, including the aforementioned, had been released on Japanese versions of DDR previously. The particular song chosen is relatively tame. Largely due to the inclusion of E-Rotic and the other sexually explicit themes throughout the game, DDR EXTREME 2 is rated Everyone 10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, with the billets for Mild Lyrics and Suggestive Themes.
INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX) was also edited to exclude its original lyrics, which are sexually explicit in nature.
Due to the outcry over the elimination of the Song Wheel interface in the US version of DDR EXTREME, it has been restored in DDR EXTREME 2. The Groove Radar feature has also reappeared. New advance modes available, the EyeToy digital camera peripheral is used only for "hands and feet" and "watch me dance" modes. In addition, for the first time in PlayStation DDR games, online gameplay is available.
Title Artist AGAINST ALL ODDS (Definitive MIX) Déjà Vu featuring Tasmin As the Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Sweeping Strings Radio Edit) Motorcycle Block Rockin' Beats The Chemical Brothers BOOM BOOM DOLLAR (K.O.G G3 MIX) King Kong & D. Jungle Girls butterfly (UPSWING MIX) Smile.dk CAPTAIN JACK (GRANDALE REMIX) CAPTAIN JACK CARTOON HEROES (Speedy Mix) Barbie Young Crazy in Love wg feat. Indra J Genie In A Bottle nc ft. NRG factory Get Busy Sean Paul I will Survive AKIRA feat. Daline IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT E-Rotic IRRESISTIBLEMENT WILDSIDE LA COPA DE LA VIDA PATRICK VICTORIO LOOK AT US (Daddy DJ Remix) Sarina Paris My My My Armand Van Helden Oops!... I Did It Again AKIRA feat. Susan Z Play That Funky Music wg feat. Tony L Pump Up The Volume M/A/R/R/S Silence (Airscape Remix) Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan SPEED OVER BEETHOVEN ROSE Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix) Sneaker Pimps Wonderful Night (radio edit) Fatboy Slim 1998 NAOKI ABSOLUTE (Cuff-N-Stuff it Mix) Thuggie D. air DJ SIMON BE LOVIN D-Crew Can Be Real Vision F CANDY♥ Riyu Kosaka Colors (for EXTREME) dj TAKA DAIKENKAI Des-ROW feat. TSUBOI for ALPHA Happy Wedding ASKA Heaven is a '57 metallic gray (gimmix) Hiro feat. Sweet little 30's I Need You (Insideout Door Mix) Supa Fova INFINITE PRAYER L.E.D. Light feat. Goro INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX) Akira Yamaoka INSERTiON (Machine Gun Kelly Mix) Thuggie D. INSIDE YOUR HEART AKIRA YAMAOKA KEEP ON MOVIN' (DMX Mix) N.M.R-typeG La Bamba Mexican Folk Song L'amour et la liberté (DDR ver.) NAOKI underground LOVE IS ORANGE Orange Lounge Make A Difference Lala Moore with CoCoRo*Co MARIA (I believe...) NAOKI feat. Paula Terry Miracle Moon (L.E.D. LIGHT STYLE MIX) Togo Project feat. Sana PASSION OF LOVE NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY Polovtsian Dances And Chorus Naoto Suzuki feat. Martha Quickening dj TAKA SAKURA RevenG SANA MOLLETE NE ENTE (B.L.T. STYLE) Togo Project feat. Sana Saturday Night Love Sota feat. Brenda V. SEDUCTION nc ft. FINALFORCE SEXY PLANET Crystal Aliens Sweet Sweet ♥ Magic Jun sync (EXTREME version) OutPhase TOMORROW nc ft. DreamScanner TwinBee (Generation X) Final Offset un deux trois SDMS You gotta move it (feat. Julie Rugaard) Yuzo Koshiro AFRONOVA PRIMEVAL 8 bit BRILLIANT 2U NAOKI BURNIN' THE FLOOR NAOKI DIVE BeForU DYNAMITE RAVE NAOKI Look To The Sky (True Color Mix) SySF feat. Anna PARANOiA 180 AFRONOVA (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) RE-VENGE BRILLIANT 2U (K.O.G G3 MIX) NAOKI BURNIN' THE FLOOR (BLUE FIRE mix) NAOKI DYNAMITE RAVE (B4 ZA BEAT MIX) NAOKI Look To The Sky (Trance Mix) SySF feat. Anna SEXY PLANET (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX) Crystal Aliens PARANOIA survivor 270 PARANOIA survivor MAX 290
There was speculation that Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 might also be released in other regions along with the North American version making it a global release. In the past there has always been slight differences between regions. Konami teased that the online play feature would be "global" on the months leading up to Extreme 2's release. On September 6, 2005 Konami announced Dance Dance Revolution Strike as the new Japanese version of Dance Dance Revolution. They confirmed it would use the same engine as Extreme 2 but contain a different soundtrack. A European version was later announced as Dancing Stage Max, again using the same game engine but containing different music. All three versions of the game had online play at the time of their release but Konami has since shut the servers.
The online features of DDR EXTREME 2 were available exclusively to players who used a broadband connection to access online gaming functions of the PlayStation 2. Players who used an analog modem were unable to play the game online.
Online services for DDR EXTREME 2 ended on September 12, 2006. Presumably, this may be because the next title, Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova, contains online play.
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