Dance Central 3 gets to steppin' around the world this October

Harmonix announced today that Dance Central 3 will be available in the Americas on October 16, with Europe, Asia and Australia hitting the dance floor on October 19.

Along with the release date, Harmonix also shared several tracks that will be included in the game inevitably activate our sense of empathic embarrassment when played. They include, but are not limited to: Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)", Los Del Rio's "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)", Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby," and the staple of bar mitzvah's and weddings everywhere: "Y.M.C.A." by The Village People.

Thankfully, there will be less cringe-inducing tracks available too, and the ability to import tracks from the first two games. Harmonix tells us it hasn't announced an export price yet, but it's "looking to stay in the same ballpark" of $5. %Gallery-157063%
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Cambridge, MA – July 23rd , 2012– Get your living rooms ready for the hottest dance party of 2012! Harmonix is excited to announce that the latest installment in its best-selling dance franchise on Kinect® for Xbox 360®, Dance Central™ 3, will be available in stores on October 16th in U.S., Canada and Latin America, and October 19th in Europe, Asia, Australia and Japan!

With more than 40 tracks on the disc, Dance Central 3 includes previously announced music by Usher, 50 Cent, Cobra Starship, and more. Today, Harmonix is announcing 11 additional tracks for the soundtrack, each with authentic dance routines created by professional choreographers, including:
2NE1 – "I Am The Best (Original Version)"
Alice Deejay – "Better Off Alone"
Backstreet Boys – "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
J.J. Fad – "Supersonic"
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang Twins – "Get Low"
LMFAO – "Sexy And I Know It"
Los Del Rio – "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)"
Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera – "Moves Like Jagger"
Vanilla Ice – "Ice Ice Baby"
Vicki Sue Robinson – "Turn The Beat Around"
Village People – "Y.M.C.A."
Dance Central 3 will feature a fun and exciting story mode that has players traveling back through time to learn classic dance moves from past decades alongside their favorite crews and characters from the series. Today, Harmonix revealed that Flash4ward, a fan-favorite crew made up of Taye and Lil' T, will make their return in Dance Central 3, repping the fly look of the 1990s in a killer house party venue! Stay tuned for reveals of both new and familiar faces in some surprising venues in the coming months.

Harmonix has also released the second Dance Central 3 developer diary, which gives fans a peek at what to expect from the game's exciting new story mode! The video is available here:

The winner of two "Best of E3 2012" Game Critics Awards – "Best Social/Casual Game" and "Best Motion Simulation Game" – Dance Central 3 pushes the franchise into new territories, with innovative new features and the hottest tracks from the '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, and today! The beat keeps rocking with an innovative new party mode for up to eight players, the ability to import your songs from previous Dance Central titles, and more*! The best full-body dance experience and highest rated overall franchise on Kinect for Xbox 360 is better in every way with Dance Central 3!

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.