US: THQ planning Dance fest

Hit US show Dancing with the Stars to be turned into a PC, mobile phone and online game.
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With the sixth season currently underway, video games publisher THQ has grabbed the rights to hit US show Dancing with the Stars and is planning to turn it into a PC, mobile phone and online game.

Published by the company's ValuSoft division, the game puts players in the role of their favourite celebrity, performing some of the most popular dance moves from the show.

In the PC version, gamers can choose from 26 celebrities and professional dancers - including Billy Ray Cyrus, Mario Lopez, Drew Lachey and Joey Fatone - to impress the judges, Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

Routines will have to be choreographed for 11 different dance styles including the foxtrot, cha cha, paso doble, waltz and tango.

Three mini-games are also included, while fans of the show can also learn the secrets to perfect dance steps, while watching a full-motion video of two of the show's star dancers.

The mobile phone version will include five mini-games, with players able to select from 16 celebrity dancers. Gamers can also track successes and rankings in an eight week competition.

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