Ubisoft revealed a new Kids Mode for the upcoming Just Dance 2018. This new mode will allow young children to play in a kid-friendly environment through a tailored interface, scoring, choreographies and special characters.
Additionally, the developer has created a mode for the youngest to play with the help of two child development experts: Martine Curtat-Cadet, childrens’ choreography expert, and Cristina Do Carmo De Sousa Gomes, childrens’ concept artist. Kids’ Mode has been developed to be beneficial for kids’ motor development, with a design completely adapted to this specific audience.
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.”
In order to allow younger children to play and have fun, eight songs have been choreographed for kids to encourage healthy movement. These eight songs have choreographies easier to replicate compared to the usual songs. Kids can also identify with characters and universes, such as embodying a fearless pirate on the deck of a ship; a supergirl off to save the world; just to name a few.
There’s also a simplified interface and adapted scoring system to make it more generous and positive to encourage players.
The game’s main mode will include “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s hit animated fantasy-adventure feature Moana produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Just Dance 2018 will be available for Nintendo Switch, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 26th.