Dance Central 2 releases on October 25

Make sure you have your dancing shoes ready in October, because that's when Dance Central 2 will be launching on Kinect. Microsoft has announced global release dates for the Kinect dancing sequel: Oct. 21 in Europe and Asia, Oct. 25 in North America, and Oct. 27 in Japan.

The big new feature of Dance Central 2 is simultaneous two-player dance battles. During these battles, the freestyle sections are replaced with a new "Free-4-All" mini-game. You must recall moves from the song and quickly perform them in order to score additional points in this mode.

In addition, the sequel touts new voice integration so that you can use voice commands to select songs, pause, and dictate rehearsal during the Break it Down mode. Break it Down has also been improved, with better limb tracking and customizable practice sessions, so you can focus on the moves you need to work on.

Finally, Microsoft revealed 13 new songs from the game's 40-song track list:

    Flo Rida feat David Guetta – Club Can’t Handle Me

    David Guetta feat Akon – Sexy Chick

    Daddy Yankee feat Fergie – Impacto

    Darude – Sandstorm

    Daft Punk – Technologic

    O-Zone – Dragostea Din Tei

    Bruno Mars – Grenade

    Donna Summer – Hot Stuff

    Gnarls Barkley – Run

    Lena – Satellite

    Enrique Iglesias – I Like It

    Lady Gaga – Born This Way

    Exile – I Wish for You