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Dance Central pre-release copies recalled, should still make launch [update]


Pre-release copies of Dance Central sitting in retail warehouses have been recalled, but MTV Games tells Joystiq that the Kinect launch title will be available for next week's November 4 release date. Thanks to a source, we obtained a note detailing the recall by Microsoft due to "a misprint in the owner's manual."

According to the document, new copies of Dance Central, with a new SKU/UPC and, we're guessing, manual, should be shipped to stores by next week. A good thing, too, considering the Harmonix title is one of the Kinect games generating mainstream buzz. It's not like Ellen DeGeneres dances on her show all the time or something -- wait, bad example.

Update: Microsoft has provided a statement. Please find it after the break.

Microsoft statement:

"Microsoft has become aware that an update that needs to be made to the product manual (i.e. printed materials) included in the game entitled "Dance Central" developed by MTV/Harmonix and distributed by Microsoft.

To ensure we provide our customers with the best experience possible, Microsoft is updating the product manual and replacing all retail copies of Dance Central.

Microsoft is working with retailers to update the product manuals and replace copies as quickly as possible. Most-if not all- impacted retail stores will have updated copies of Dance Central in time for the November 4, 2010 launch.

As copies are not currently available to retail customers this announcement only affects retailers and distributors with product inventory."

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