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Posted by: Nico on 07:09 CST :: 7/06/2016

DDR A (Pronounced Ace for some reason) has been out for a couple of months in Japan. At first, things looked nice and conventional with no major licenses (just Touhou and vocaloid, sort of like a fair chunk of the Prime J-Music) and a crop of originals. That list is here:

Grip & Break Down / Sound Holic feat. Nana Takahashi
Ha lle lu jah / Sound Holic feat. Nana Takahashi
Happy Synthesizer / EasyPop
Help Me, Erin! / Beat Mario (COOL&CREATE)
Houkago Stride / Last Note.
Iro wa nio e do chirinuru wo / Imprisoned Satellite feat. Senya
Marisa Stole the Precious Thing / Arm (IOSYS)
Night of Knights / Beat Mario (COOL&CREATE)
-to be written later-

However, it's about to get a notable stimulus courtesy of a US relaunch after 6 years hiatus:

Believe / Chaos feat. CeCe Peniston
Break Free / Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
Happy / Pharell Williams
Hillbilly Shoes / Montgomery Gentry
I Want You to Know / Zedd feat. Selena Gomez
Shut Up and Dance / Walk the Moon
Time of Our Lives / Pitbull
Wake Me Up / Avicii

For those unaware, several of those tracks were massive in the US mainstream, with Happy in particular being the biggest song of 2014 worldwide. These will definitely grab casual audiences' attention, and after the promotional run for the US release at Round 1 and Dave & Busters locations, independent arcade owners will definitely consider how marketable this mix will be in comparison to Pump it Up's latest offerings.

How do you guys think this will play out? Do you think Pump will respond at some point, possibly with Prime 2?

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