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'Dance Central 3' SmartGlass functionality revealed

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Dance Central 3's SmartGlass functionality has been revealed.

Using a phone or tablet, players will be able to queue up songs and change difficulties in the social Party Time mode without interfering with gameplay, use unannounced online features, buy DLC and much more.

Kinect dancing sequel Dance Central 3 out October exclusively on Xbox 360, screenshot

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"Within our SmartGlass experience you'll be able to basically be a party DJ in Party Time, so like a karaoke book but none of the annoyances of a karaoke book," project director Matt Boch told Digital Spy.

"So instead of a random piece of paper with numbers that you're typing in, you see your queue and you can search through all your songs and add those to the party queue.

"You'll also be able to edit playlists, name playlists - which is great because previously it was difficult to enter text into and access them, so you can name your playlist - you can go to fill a shopping cart with DLC, you'll be able to interact with our fitness features and our forthcoming online features which we'll be talking about later, and also see your Facebook profiles."

Screenshots: View the latest images for Dance Central 3 below:
He continued: "We really felt like it was crazy to make gameplay happen on SmartGlass, because the game is really about dancing in your living room and we created so much awesome new gameplay, what we really want to do is give people access to a way to control their party without needing to interrupt people or grab a controller and get in front of the screen.

"You can do things like, you see your friend and, oh, they can't play on hard, so go into your settings menu on Smart Glass, change it to easy and boom they're playing on easy.

"There's lots of ways for you to manage your party and make sure people are having the best time possible and do so as simply as like checking a text message."

SmartGlass will launch alongside the next Xbox dashboard update, which is expected before the end of the year.

Announced by Usher at Microsoft's E3 press conference, the game will once again take advantage of Kinect, enabling players to perform authentic dance moves.

Dance Central 3 will feature more than 40 songs, such as Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive', Backstreet Boys' 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)', LMFAO's 'Sexy and I Know It' and Los Del Rio's 'Macarena'.

Dance Central 3 will be available exclusively for Kinect on Xbox 360 on October 16 in Europe and October 19 in North America.

> SmartGlass, Wii U: Games prepare to go multi-screen
> Read Digital Spy's 'Dance Central 2' review


View the announcement trailer for Dance Central 3 below:

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