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Just Dance 2019 is a dance rhythm game developed by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 11, 2018, during its E3 press conference,[1] and was released on October 23, 2018 on Nintendo Switch, Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in North America.[2][3] It was also released on October 25, 2018 in Europe and Australia.[4] It was also the last known game overall to be released for the Xbox 360 and Wii U worldwide.

Just Dance 2019
Just Dance 2019 Logo.png
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)Ubisoft
SeriesJust Dance
Platform(s)
Release
  • NA: October 23, 2018
  • AU: October 25, 2018
  • EU: October 25, 2018
Genre(s)Music
Mode(s)

A demo for the game was released on November 12, 2018, on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.[5][6]

Gameplay

As with the previous installments of the franchise, players must mimic the on-screen dancer's choreography to a chosen song using either motion controllers or the game's associated smartphone app. The Just Dance app is no longer supported on Nintendo platforms, electing to exclusively use the consoles' native motion controls instead. The game's user interface received a significant redesign, with a focus on recommendations and curated playlists, and removing other modes such as minigames to focus on core gameplay.[7]

Soundtrack

The following songs appear on Just Dance 2019.[8][4]

Song Artist Year
"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" Fergie featuring Q-Tip and GoonRock 2013
"Adeyyo" Ece Seçkin 2016
"Bang Bang Bang" Big Bang 2015
"Bum Bum Tam Tam" MC Fioti, Future, J Balvin, Stefflon Don and Juan Magan 2017
"Ça Plane Pour Moi" Bob Platine (as made famous by Plastic Bertrand) 1977
"Calypso" Luis Fonsi featuring Stefflon Don 2018
"Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" Blackpink 2018
"Familiar" Liam Payne and J Balvin 2018
"Finesse (Remix)" Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B 2018
"Fire" LLP featuring Mike Diamondz 2015
"Fire on the Dancefloor"[a][b] Michelle Delamor 2018
"Havana" Camila Cabello 2017
"I Feel It Coming" The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk 2016
"I'm Still Standing" Top Culture (as made famous by Elton John) 1983
"Mad Love" Sean Paul and David Guetta featuring Becky G 2018
"Make Me Feel"[c] Janelle Monáe 2018
"Mama Mia" Mayra Verónica 2013
"Mi Mi Mi" Hit The Electro Beat (as made famous by Serebro) 2013
"Miłość w Zakopanem" Sławomir 2017
"Narco" Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet 2017
"New Reality" Gigi Rowe 2018
"New Rules" Dua Lipa 2017
"New World" Krewella and Yellow Claw featuring VAVA 2018
"No Tears Left to Cry" Ariana Grande 2018
"Not Your Ordinary" Stella Mwangi 2017
"Obsesión" Aventura 2002
"OMG" Arash featuring Snoop Dogg 2016
"One Kiss"[d] Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa 2018
"Pac-Man" Dancing Bros. 1980
"Rave in the Grave" AronChupa featuring Little Sis Nora 2018
"The Rhythm of the Night" Ultraclub 90 (as made famous by Corona) 1993
"Sangria Wine" Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello 2018
"Shaky Shaky" Daddy Yankee 2016
"Sugar" Maroon 5 2015
"Sweet Little Unforgettable Thing" Bea Miller 2018
"Sweet Sensation" Flo Rida 2018
"Toy" Netta 2018
"Un Poco Loco" Disney-Pixar's Coco 2017
"Water Me" Lizzo 2017
"Where Are You Now?" Lady Leshurr featuring Wiley 2016
"Work Work" Britney Spears 2013
  1. ^ Appears as "Fire on the Floor" on digital releases of the song[9]
  2. ^ Only unlocked with a game code, most notable being "dancepgw"
  3. ^ Only playable on 8th-generation consoles with an internet connection
  4. ^ Also available on the demo version of the game.

Drake's "Nice for What" was included in initial pressings of the game, but was removed shortly after release due to licensing issues. The song was removed from all releases of the game via patches, except for the Wii and Xbox 360 versions.[10]

Just Dance Unlimited

Just Dance Unlimited is a subscription-based service for accessing a streaming library of songs, including new exclusives and songs from previous Just Dance games. As with all previous releases to include Unlimited, the feature is only supported on current-generation consoles. As of the release of 2019, all future songs added to the service will be exclusive to it.[11]

Songs exclusive to Just Dance Unlimited include:

Song Artist Year Release Date
"There Is Nothing Better In The World"[a][12] Oleg Anofriyev 1969 October 22, 2018
"Hala Bel Khamis"[b][13] Maan Barghouth 2018 October 22, 2018
"On Ne Porte Pas De Sous-Vêtements"[c][14][15] McFly & Carlito 2018 October 22, 2018
"Done For Me"[16] Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani 2018 December 20, 2018
"Qia La Yong Yuan OK – Future Underworld Mix"[d] Alan Tam 1990 February 5, 2019
"Leg Song"[d] LULU 2016 February 5, 2019
"Medicina"[17] Anitta 2018 March 7, 2019 (Classic)
June 28, 2019 (Alternate)
"Lush Life"[18] Zara Larsson 2015 March 14, 2019
"Criminal"[18] Natti Natasha and Ozuna 2017 March 21, 2019
"Jump" Major Lazer featuring Busy Signal 2017 July 4, 2019
"Peanut Butter Jelly" Galantis 2015 July 11, 2019
  1. ^ Also on the main tracklist of Russian 8th-gen and Switch copies with an Internet connection.
  2. ^ Also on the main tracklist of the Middle Eastern 8th-gen and Switch copies with an Internet connection.
  3. ^ Also on the main tracklist of French and Canadian 8th-gen and Switch copies with an Internet connection.
  4. ^ a b Also appeared in the Chinese version of Just Dance 2017.

Reception

Nintendo Life gave Just Dance 2019 a 7 out of 10, noting that its stripped-down experience was "a strange shift to behold, suggesting that the game is trying to adapt to a new Spotify-using, social media-loving, older teen audience, or maybe growing up alongside those who have supported it from the beginning", and also acknowledged Ubisoft's continued emphasis on pushing its subscription-based offerings for the franchise, as well as performance issues and the removal of Just Dance Controller app support on the Nintendo Switch version.[7]

The game won the award for "Favorite Video Game" at the 2019 Kids' Choice Awards,[19] and was nominated for "People's Choice" at the Italian Video Game Awards.[20]

References

  1. ^ "Just Dance 2019 Confirmed at E3 2018". GameSpot. June 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "E3 2018: JUST DANCE 2019 ANNOUNCED...AND IT'S STILL COMING TO THE WII". IGN. June 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "E3 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: UBISOFT PRESS CONFERENCE". Gaming Union. June 11, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Ubisoft – Just Dance 2019". Ubisoft. Ubisoft Entertainment. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Just Dance 2019 demo now available on Switch". GoNintendo. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Just Dance 2019 Demo". Ubisoft Support. Ubisoft. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Craddock, Ryan (October 29, 2018). "Review: Just Dance 2019 – More Songs Than Ever Before, But A Few Bum Notes As Well". Nintendo Life. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ubisoft Announces Just Dance 2019 With a Colorful Dance Routine". DualShockers. June 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Fire on the Floor". Spotify. Spotify AB. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Just Dance 2019 retira el tema 'Nice For What' de Drake por problemas con la licencia". Nintenderos.com (in Spanish). October 31, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "Just Dance Unlimited Update". Ubisoft Support. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Ubisoft Россия. "Just Dance 2019. "Ничего на свете лучше нету" – Бременские музыканты". YouTube. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  13. ^ Ubisoft Middle East. "أنغامي و Ubisoft يقدمان – هلا بالخميس في Just Dance 2019". YouTube. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  14. ^ Just Dance France (October 28, 2018). "McFly et Carlito : On ne porte pas de sous-vêtements – JUST DANCE 2019 [OFFICIEL] HD". YouTube (in French). Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  15. ^ Just Dance France (October 25, 2018). "JUST DANCE 2019 – Trailer de lancement "The Beat" [OFFICIEL] HD". YouTube (in French). Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  16. ^ Just Dance (December 20, 2018). Just Dance 2019: Holiday Celebration Event | Ubisoft [US] (Trailer). Retrieved December 20, 2018 – via YouTube.
  17. ^ Just Dance (March 7, 2019). Just Dance Unlimited: Medicina by Anitta | Official Track Gameplay [US] (Trailer). Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via YouTube.
  18. ^ a b Just Dance (March 7, 2019). Just Dance Unlimited: Carnival Celebration | Ubisoft [US] (Trailer). Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via YouTube.
  19. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (March 23, 2019). "Kids' Choice Awards: Full List of Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  20. ^ "Italian Video Game Awards Nominees and Winners". Italian Video Game Awards. April 11, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.

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