Marvin must be spinning in his grave

2K kids label 2K Play is mining a rich seam of Kinect games based on Nickelodeon characters — first here was Nicktoons MLB, now there's Nickelodeon Dance, coming to Xbox 360 later this year.

The game will feature Dora the Explorer, Diego and the Backyardigans, whom we assume your kids or younger siblings might recognise. There'll be a choice of 30 songs, including themes to all these programmes, as well as the promise of "popular songs sung by Nickelodeon characters", a joyful proposition no matter who you are.

Nickelodeon Dance is scheduled for release in November.

Nickelodeon Dance

Title: Nickelodeon Dance
Release Date: November 2011
Platform: Wii, Kinect for Xbox 360
Rating: RP
Developer: High Voltage
Publisher: 2K Play


Kids can move, groove and learn to improve as they dance along with their Nickelodeon friends - Dora, Diego, The Backyardigans’, and The Fresh Beat Band. This new dance game is designed to help kids stay physically active as they twist, shake, and shout to original Nickelodeon songs and popular favorites too! Kids can really get their heart pumping with the super cool fitness feature for more heart healthy fun with the Nickelodeon gang!


· Kids will bust a move and show their fancy footsteps while actually dancing along with Dora, Diego, The Backyardigans, and The Fresh Beat Band!

· Features 30 songs, including theme songs from favorite TV shows Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, The Backyardigans, and The Fresh Beat Band; and other popular hits sung by Nickelodeon characters.

· Dance routines developed in collaboration with an expert children’s dance choreographer. Additionally, special exercise-focused routines encourage active play and promote fitness.

· Multi-player mode encourages fitness, fancy footwork, and a whole lot of laughs for the entire family.