Just Dance 2017 is a 2016 dance video game developed and published by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 13, 2016, during its E3 press conference as the eighth main installment of the series, and was released in October 2016 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, and Microsoft Windows; and on March 3, 2017, for Nintendo Switch. The game was the only title of the series to be released on Microsoft Windows, and was released as a launch title for Nintendo Switch.
|Just Dance 2017|
|Release||Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Windows|
As in previous installments, players must mimic the routine of an on-screen dancer to a chosen song, scoring points based on their accuracy. For input, the game supports either the respective motion controller system for a particular console platform (Wii Remotes on Wii and Wii U, PlayStation Move on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Camera on PlayStation 4, Kinect on Xbox 360 and One and Joy-Con on Nintendo Switch), or a smartphone with the game's companion mobile app. For the PC version, a gamepad and a keyboard can also be used for menu navigation.
The "Dance Party" mode has been renamed to the "Just Dance" mode, players can now have the ability to search for a song using the menu. The "Superstar" rank has been added, in which it's achievable at 11,000 points. A new "Just Dance Machine" mode was added on current-generation console and PC versions, in which players must dance through routines of different styles to help recharge an alien spaceship. Each session contains five routines, with "Cosmic Rounds" popping up randomly. The story of this mode follows two aliens that are dancing on their ship. All of a sudden, their battery is running low. To recharge its battery, the aliens traveled to Earth and abduct human dancers known as "coaches" to recharge its battery by dancing. In the ending, the battery was charged and the aliens leave Earth as they keep dancing. But unfortunately, their battery is running low once again.
Ubisoft confirmed that the Dance Quests, Sweat (workout and playlist modes), Just Dance TV, and World Dance Floor (which has been revamped in the Wii U, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions of the game, with new features, such as cross-platform between all versions of the game, besides PC, Beat the Boss, where players would need to get a target amount of stars across one to three song(s) to defeat the boss, Spotlight Players, where players would try to beat a player from the "World Video Challenge" mode to earn a share of the pot of Mojo coins, Happy Hours, which now appear daily instead of weekly, and feature songs from the Just Dance Unlimited service, and Tournaments, where players compete each other for the top combined score across three songs in daily tournaments and eight songs in weekly tournaments, while the same features from Just Dance 2015 was retained in the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions of the game, in which the said title was continued to be its basis, with the "Community Remix" feature now in a full screen format as akin to the Wii U, Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions) features would be retained on 2017, as well as the Just Dance Unlimited subscription service for versions of the game on current-generation consoles and PC, with additional content and playlist features. The game's companion app was also updated to become "a hub for players' activities", with photo editing features and Just Dance TV content alongside the app's main purpose as a motion controller. The Wii U exclusive "Party Master" mode was removed. Furthermore, the Wii U version doesn't have the ability to apply effects for "Autodance" videos, just like in previous entries.
All online services for the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions of the game were discontinued on November 19, 2018.
The following songs appear on Just Dance 2017:
|"All About Us"||Jordan Fisher||2016|
|"Bailar"||Deorro featuring Elvis Crespo||2016|
|"Cake by the Ocean"||DNCE||2015|
|"Can't Feel My Face"||The Weeknd||2015|
|"Carnaval Boom"||Latino Sunset||2016|
|"Cheap Thrills"||Sia featuring Sean Paul||2016|
|"Chiwawa"[a]||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2015|
|"Cola Song"||Inna featuring J Balvin||2014|
|"Daddy"[b]||Psy featuring CL of 2NE1||2016|
|"Don't Stop Me Now"||Queen||1979|
|"Don't Wanna Know"||Maroon 5||2016|
|"Dragostea Din Tei"||O-Zone||2003|
|"Ghost In the Keys"||Halloween Thrills||2016|
|"Groove"||Jack & Jack||2014|
|"Hips Don't Lie"||Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean||2006|
|"I Love Rock 'n Roll"||Fast Forward Highway (as made famous by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)||1982|
|"Karaoke Forever - Future Underworld Mix"[c][d]||Alan Tam||1990|
|"Into You"||Ariana Grande||2016|
|"La Bicicleta"||Carlos Vives and Shakira||2016|
|"Last Christmas"[e]||Santa Clones (as made famous by Wham!)||1984|
|"Lean On"||Major Lazer featuring MØ and DJ Snake||2015|
|"Like I Would"[e]||Zayn||2016|
|"Little Swing"||AronChupa featuring Little Sis Nora||2016|
|"Oishii Oishii"||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2016|
|"RADICAL"||Dyro and Dannic||2014|
|"Run The Night"[h]||Gigi Rowe||2016|
|"Scream & Shout"||will.i.am featuring Britney Spears||2012|
|"September"||Equinox Stars (as made famous by Earth, Wind & Fire)||1978|
|"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"||Beyoncé||2008|
|"Te Dominar"[h]||Daya Luz||2016|
|"Tico-Tico no Fubá"||The Frankie Bostello Orchestra (as made famous by Zequinha de Abreu)||1917|
|"Titanium"||David Guetta featuring Sia||2011|
|"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"[j]||Silentó||2015|
|"What Is Love"||Ultraclub 90 (as made famous by Haddaway)||1993|
|"Wherever I Go"||OneRepublic||2016|
|"William Tell Overture"[k]||Rossini||1829|
|"Worth It"||Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink||2015|
- ^ Previously appeared in Just Dance 2016; only available on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii versions of the game.
- ^ Not available in the Chinese version of the game.
- ^ Also known as "Qia La Yong Yuan OK - Future Underworld Mix"
- ^ a b Only available in the Chinese version of the game.
- ^ a b Exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited on the Nintendo Switch version of the game.
- ^ Also known as "Tui Zhi Ge".
- ^ Composed by LamazeP.
- ^ a b Added to the Chinese version of the game via an update patch.
- ^ Also available on the old/Wii U demo version of the game.
- ^ Also available on the demo version of the game.
- ^ Previously appeared in Just Dance 2016; available on the Nintendo Switch version of the game and as an unlockable song via Ubisoft Connect on other platforms, except for the Wii version.
Note: "In the Hall of the Pixel King" by Dancing Bros. (based on "In the Hall of the Mountain King", written by Edvard Grieg, and "Ode to Joy", written by Friedrich Schiller) and "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" by Brian Hyland (covered by The Sunlight Shakers) were planned to appear in the game, but they were scrapped for unknown reasons. They were later brought back to Just Dance 2018.
Just Dance UnlimitedEdit
Just Dance Unlimited is a subscription-based service for accessing a streaming library of songs from previous Just Dance games, and new songs that are exclusive to the service. A three-month subscription to Just Dance Unlimited is included as part of a higher-priced version of the game, also known as the "Gold Edition". The PAL version of the game includes three months of Just Dance Unlimited, just like the Gold Edition. All exclusive tracks are also playable on the Unlimited mode of 2016. The 2017 game supports Just Dance Unlimited on eighth-generation consoles, on PC, and on Nintendo Switch. This feature is not available in the Chinese version of the game.
Songs exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited include:
|"Let Me Love You"[a]||DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber||2016||October 25, 2016|
|"Youth"||Troye Sivan||2015||October 25, 2016|
|"Imya 505"[b]||Vremya i Steklo||2015||October 25, 2016|
|"Ona Tańczy Dla Mnie"[c]||Weekend||2012||October 25, 2016|
|"Je Sais Pas Danser"[d]||Natoo||2016||October 25, 2016 (France)|
February 23, 2017 (Worldwide)
|"The Greatest"||Sia||2016||November 25, 2016|
|"Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)"||Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall||2016||December 21, 2016|
|"Chiwawa" (Alternate - Barbie Version)[e]||Wanko Ni Mero Mero||2015||January 26, 2017|
|"Don't Worry"||Madcon featuring Ray Dalton||2015||January 26, 2017|
|"Me Too"||Meghan Trainor||2016||February 23, 2017|
|"How Deep Is Your Love"[f]||Calvin Harris and Disciples||2015||March 3, 2017 (Nintendo Switch)|
June 22, 2017 (PC, Xbox One, Wii U, PS4)
|"HandClap"||Fitz and the Tantrums||2016||March 23, 2017 (Classic)|
August 30, 2017 (Alternate)
|"Don't Let Me Down"||The Chainsmokers featuring Daya||2016||April 20, 2017|
|"Ain't My Fault"||Zara Larsson||2016||May 30, 2017|
|"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (Alternate)||Wham!||1984||July 20, 2017|
- ^ Used to be free if you connected a Ubisoft Connect account to the game, but has since become a Just Dance Unlimited exclusive.
- ^ Available for free in Russia.
- ^ Available for free in Poland.
- ^ Available for free in France.
- ^ Available for free in all supported regions.
- ^ Available for free on the Nintendo Switch version of the game. It's also available as an exclusive song on other platforms.
Note: The Alternate routines available via Just Dance Unlimited are tie-ins with various franchises, with "Chiwawa" being a tie-in with Barbie for the movie Barbie: Video Game Hero and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" being a tie-in with The Emoji Movie, which features the Just Dance Now app in a scene.
Steve Hannley of Hardcore Gamer thought that although Ubisoft had defied his prediction that Just Dance Unlimited would be the future of the franchise instead of physical releases, they had put a larger effort into the on-disc content of 2017 than 2016 (which he described as being a "last minute afterthought" to introduce Unlimited). The Just Dance Machine mode was considered to be "pointless" due to being a basic concept driven by its presentation, but is "a concept that's never been done before in rhythm games and an example of the innovation the series needs to warrant another physical release". Hannley also praised the higher quality of the game's soundtrack, including more recent hit music, fewer "joke" songs, and surfacing Gigi Rowe's "impressive" debut single "Run the Night". In conclusion, Hannley continued to assert that Ubisoft should focus more on providing more immediate access to recent music rather than requiring players to wait for the next annual physical release, but that Just Dance 2017 was "thankfully a marked improvement over its predecessor."
The game won the award for "Favorite Video Game" at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards, and was nominated for "Best Family/Social Game" at the Titanium Awards.
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