Ubisoft has today announced a new Kid’s Mode for Just Dance 2018. This brand new mode allows parents to let their young children play in a friendly environment due to a tailored interface, scoring, choreographies and special characters.
A firm family favourite, Just Dance 2018 has created the mode for the youngest to play in collaboration with the help of two child development experts: Martine Curtat-Cadet, childrens’ choreography expert, and Cristina Do Carmo De Sousa Gomes, childrens’ concept artist.
As Curtat-Cadet explains: “Children aged between three and six quite often have difficulties reproducing fast and complex movements. The steps we have developed in these choreographies are associated with intentions that correspond to action verbs like running, climbing, flying, catching. Inevitably the child will learn and will integrate the choreographies naturally and not by imitation. Additionally, dancing really helps children to acquire scholarly skills like writing, reading and art as well.”
The eight songs included in the new mode have been choreographed for kids to encourage healthy movement. The choreographies are much easier than the traditional Just Dance songs and children can really identify with characters and universes, such as embodying a fearless pirate on the deck of a ship; a supergirl off to save the world; a funky robot; a magical Halloween experience, and lots more.
Furthermore, the game’s interface has been simplified with less text and a continuous and random play mode that parents can decide to activate.
In addition to the new mode, Ubisoft has announced that its main mode will include “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s hit animated fantasy-adventure feature Moana.
Just Dance 2018 is due out on 26 October, 2017.