Thankfully the good old U.S. of A. has yet to impose those nasty 3-hour caps on gameplay, but from the look of this announcement, it wouldn’t really matter anyway, considering the fact that we’re talking about actual EXERCISE here. That’s right, kiddies…er, ladies and gents: everyone’s favorite floor-stomping videogame is coming to a 24-hour Fitness near you! Move aside, consoles, PCs, cell phones and iPods.
Konami, the company behind DDR, will be partnering with the U.S. fitness chain to encourage gamers to exercise. I’m giving this one the thumbs up: you’ll finally be able to get your game on aside grunting muscle heads and cardio freaks. 24-hour Fitness will apparently be adding the units to some of their kids clubs (not sure if this means some sort of lame fenced-in kiddie area or a type of club with facilities for kids – my fingers are crossed for the latter).
In addition to the installation of DDR systems in the clubs, 30-day passes to 24-hour Fitness will be included in packages of DDR Extreme 2 for the PS2 and Xbox.
You know the guy on the bench press ain’t got nuthin on you, so get out there and impress him with your button-stomping skillz, yo!