With Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA releasing for the PS2 in about two weeks, gamers will have a new excuse to hit the dance mats. The release will come as the first of the three with Ultramix 4 for the Xbox and Universe for the 360 hitting U.S. shores before the year's end.
Although the U.S. release of SuperNOVA is just around the corner, Europe and Japan won't see the release until early 2007. With the releases coming at around five months after our domestic version, details are now starting to surface for the overseas versions and leak some more information could possibly fill in a few more gaps on likely songs to be unlocked in the American version.
For those who don't know, U.S. and European versions of Dance Dance Revolution for the Playstation 2 are produced in Japan and then sent to the appropriate team for localization. Thus, when something appears in an imported version, it has a probability of appearing in the U.S. version too.
While it is highly likely the Konami originals will make an appearance in the U.S. version, there is absolutely no guarantee that they are for sure. This info is just a possible lead on more songs that are highly probable to be included in our release.
Screens indicated the points system and the shop is returning to this version in a fashion completely identical to Extreme 2/Strike. All game play screenshots feature the points counter exactly as in E2/Strike and the results screen and shop holds the same points total counter.
And of course the shop is making a return for players to buy more songs and other game features. Unlike in E2, there are no tabs to select between options such as music, character outfits, nonstop courses, etc., so at this point there is no indication what exactly is available outside of music. But the screenshot gives a look at the song purchase menu, which is exactly similar to E2 except in the SuperNOVA color scheme. Most notable on the screenshot are six songs yet to be revealed for a home version of SuperNOVA.
Remember — the capture is from Dancing Stage SuperNOVA and there is no 100 percent guarantee we'll see these in the U.S. release but they are, in my opinion, very probable.
Gekkou Chou by Asaki
Kagerow (Dragonfly) by Des-Row
Blue Impulse (For DDR/Extreme) by Naoki feat. YUKI
Graduation by BeForU
IFuturelist (DDR version) by Akira Yamaoka
Ki-Se-Ki (DDR Edit) by BeForU