Dance Dance Revolution Universe was originally slated for fall this year but has been delayed. Konami said the reason was down to the process of complying with Microsoft's protocols for third-party peripherals, which was proving to take longer than first expected.
The latest in the DDR series will evolve on the original Xbox game featuring enhanced versions of the series' familiar edit, workout, quest, and party modes, as well as the new "how to play," trial, and supereasy modes, each of which is designed to make the fast-and-furious rhythm action more accessible for first timers. The game will also introduce the new relay mode, which invites groups of players to tag team the dance mat for some extended marathon dance sessions.
Like the DDR Ultramix games for the original Xbox, DDR Universe will feature Xbox Live support for online competitions and 360-exclusive downloadable song packs. Konami's representative told GameSpot that DDR Universe's dance pads will be wired but would not rule out the possibility of future DDR games on the Xbox 360 featuring wireless mats.