Getting Dance Central Tracks into Dance Central 2 Will Cost You

September 21, 2011 -

Microsoft confirmed today that it will cost Dance Central players 400 Microsoft Points to import tracks into Dance Central 2 when it launches in late October. Dance Central owners will need to enter a code from the original game's manual then download an "Import Pack" to move songs over to the new game. Of course, those who pre-order the game can get a voucher that gives them the Import Pack for free. Of course if you're Dance Central game is second-hand (meaning you weren’t the first owner) then the whole "code in the manual" scheme flies out the window.

"Import codes are unique to each game manual included with the original Dance Central and are one time use," notes the Xbox.com website. "Consumers will need to purchase a new retail copy of Dance Central to take advantage of the import functionality."

On a positive note (if there is one in this story) DLC tracks purchased for Dance Central will automatically be available in your Dance Central 2 library.

Source: Eurogamer


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Re: Getting Dance Central Tracks into Dance Central 2 Will ...

Not really sure what the surprise is...it's been this way with every copy of Rock Band.  The DLC would automatically play, but you had to have a code in order to download the tracks that were on the previous versions disc.  And yes, they do have "specials" that will let you do this for free sometimes if you get the newest game on the first run as an incentive to get the first week sales up which are important for a title.  

Just remember the good old Guitar Hero days where if you bought it for a particular version, that was all you could play it with.  If you were lucky you were given a chance to purchase it again on the next one, but usually not.  

I think this "charge" may just be a way for Harmonics to pay the music license fee for the transfer, but only have it apply to those that would actually use it instead of sticking the cost onto everyone by raising DLC costs.

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