Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version (also known as 妖怪ウォッチダンス JUST DANCE スペシャルバージョン) is a Japanese game in the Just Dance franchise that was released in Japan on December 5, 2015.[1] The game is a crossover with the Yo-Kai Watch series and is the fourth Japanese Just Dance release.

The game has been revealed in September’s CoroCoro Magazine issue, were Level-5 announced a collaboration with Ubisoft’s Just Dance series. The title of the game has been revealed, too, as well as information about songs from the Yo-kai Watch series being planned for inclusion in the game. An official release date of the game had not been revealed in the magazine.

Level-5 announced on their website that the game was set to be released on December 5, 2015. Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version would go for 4,662 yen when it releases, and would also be available as part of a “Wii Remote Plus Set” for 7,236 yen. The game would also include the “Bully Captain Song Medal”. The Wii U GamePad can also read QR codes for the game. In addition to a look at the game cover, Level-5 revealed that the game will have some of the newer songs like “Uchuu (Space) Dance” and “Jinsei (Life) Dramatic,” along with Yo-kai Watch’s heroine Hailey and the Yo-kai Usapyon.[2]

Interface Appearance

The game runs on an updated version of Just Dance 2014’s engine, just like its predecessor, meaning the menus of the three games look similar to each other.

Tracklist

There are a total of 10 songs.

Song (English/日本語) Artist (English/日本語) Year Mode Icon
Geragerapō No Uta (ゲラゲラポーのうた) King Cream Soda (キングクリームソーダ) 2014 Dance Crew
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Yō-kai Taisō Dai-ichi (ようかい体操第一) Dream5 2013 Duet
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Matsuribayashi de Geragerapō (祭子でゲラゲラポー) King Cream Soda (キングクリームソーダ) 2014 Solo
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Hatsukoitōge de Geragerapō (初峠でゲラゲラポー) King Cream Soda (キングクリームソーダ) 2014 Solo
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Dan Dan Dubi Zubā! (ダン・ダン ドゥビ・ズバー!) Dream5 and Bully-Taichō (ブリー隊長) 2014 Duet
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Gerappo Dance Train (ゲポ・ダンストレイン) King Cream Soda (キングクリームソーダ) 2015 Duet
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Idol wa Ooh-Nya-Nya no Ken (アイドルはウーニャニャの件) NyaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda (ツチノコパンダ) 2015 Solo
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Yō-kai Taisō Dai-Ni (ようかい体操第二) Dream5 2015 Duet
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Jinsei Dramatic (人生ドラマチック) King Cream Soda (キングクリームソーダ) 2015 Duet
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Uchū Dance! (宇宙ダンス !)  Cotori (コトリ) with Stitchbird (ステッチバード) 2015 Dance Crew
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Trivia

  • Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is the fourth Japan-only title in the series.
  • Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is the second game to be exclusive to the Wii U, after Just Dance Wii U.
  • Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is the first Just Dance crossover title.
  • Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version has the fewest songs out of all the games in the franchise, with only 10 playable songs.
  • King Cream Soda has the most songs in the game (with five), followed by Dream5 with the second most (three).
  • This is the only game from the Japanese series to not include a song by EXILE or KARA.
  • Karaoke and highlighted lyrics are not available.
    • This makes Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version the first game in the series since Just Dance 3 where lyrics are not highlighted.
  • The Autodance feature for Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is "hosted" by Dandoodle.[citation needed]
  • Mojo coins are replaced by "JD" coins, like in Just Dance Wii U.
    • They can be used to play a Gashapon minigame, entitled 妖怪ダンス ガチャ ("Yokai Dance Gacha"), which will unlock avatars representing characters from the Yo-Kai Watch series.
      • The Gashapon feature would later return in the main series, starting with Just Dance 2018 but with a different name.
  • Stars are replaced with Jibanyan’s head.
    • Various Yo-Kais’ heads (all colored in gold) also appear when a Gold Move explodes.
  • Scanning the QR Codes present on the Yo-Kai Medal toys in Japan with the Wii U GamePad will award you with special coins which can also be spent on the Gashapon minigame.
    • There are two types of special coins: silver coins (for normal Yo-Kai Medals) and Gold coins (for legendary Yo-Kai Medals).
  • Unlike the other games in the entire series, all of the coaches in this game have a outline that is in full opacity instead of a faded outline.
    • Also, most of them have their faces censored out.
      • Their facial features were more visible in promotional screenshots.
  • The menu squares do not show the coaches for the song, who appear only on the album coach.
  • Kenichiro Saigo, who wrote and composed most of the soundtrack in the Yo-kai Watch franchise, also worked on the menu tracks of Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version.[citation needed]
  • All the menu sound effects from Just Dance Wii U are used.
    • The Gold Move visual effect and sound effects are from Just Dance 2014 with minor alterations.
      • The star sound effects, instead, have been mostly reused from Just Dance 2015.
  • All of the avatars (known as Yo-Kais) are voiced by their corresponding voice actor or actress.
  • The credits are both in English and Japanese.

Beta Elements

For a full list of Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version’s beta elements, see Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version/Beta Elements.

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