26th November 2007
Zoë Mode is pleased to announce the development of 'Dancing with the Stars' for PlayStation®2 and Nintendo Wii® to be published by Activision. Released in North America on 23rd October 2007, 'Dancing with the Stars' challenges players to take to the dance floor with 18 celebrity and professional dancers from the hit ABC television show. The PlayStation®2 version supports a dance-mat while the Nintendo Wii® version utilizes the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
Zoë Mode Studio Head, Ed Daly comments:
"The studio's strategy is to develop games that appeal to new audiences, music and party games are a key focus for Zoë Mode. 'Dancing with the Stars' is a massive success in the US and the game will appeal to dance game devotees and fans of the show who want to get off the couch. We are delighted to be working with one of the world's biggest publishers: Activision has proven to be a great partner in our joint vision for creating a refreshing approach to dancing on the PlayStation2 and Wii"
Unique to its genre, 'Dancing with the Stars' features 10 different dancing styles for the player to master, from the Cha Cha, Mambo and Rumba to the Foxtrot and Waltz each dance style provides a unique challenge for the player, and in the two-player game, their partner. Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are on hand to dish out the criticism of the players' performance while multiplayer options allow players to dance together as a couple or challenge each other in a head-to-head dance off.
About Zoë Mode
Zoë Mode is the leading developer of music and party games in the UK, working on renowned titles such as EyeToy® Play and SingStar®. They also developed the award winning Crush for SEGA and have a number of other original titles in development. Based in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area, the studio comprises nearly 100 staff, working on a range of projects for top rated publishers around the world.
About Dancing with the Stars
"Dancing with the Stars" airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m., ET and Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m., ET on ABC. Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") hosts alongside special guest host and Season Two champion Drew Lachey, who is graciously filling in for Samantha Harris ("E! Entertainment") while she is on maternity leave.
"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the BBC smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.
About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.