To celebrate the world-famous speed and freestyle #1 ranked dancing simulation game Pump It Up’s 20th birthday, Andamiro created an entirely new software system with new music titles and an updated graphic package. This anniversary game model is ‘PIU-XX’
The best players are known as ‘Pumpers’ and PIU-XX is just what they have been waiting for. And crowds gather around to watch the Pumpers show off their incredible moves, an entertainment experience for all. As of January 29th, Pump It Up 20th Anniversary has been shipping in the LX cabinet equipped with a 55” display.
As Global Amusement & Play reported, “The new edition introduces several features to the player interface. These include renewals for song and step difficulties, and more than 100 reward titles. Both renewals and reward titles are key parts of the XX interface. Renewals allow players to continue (or “renew”) song-and-dance sessions from where they left off. Reward Titles are designations assigned to a player’s user ID; they could include “titles” like “advanced,” “specialist” and “newbie,” among many others. PIU-XX also has an online matchmaking system, which can “match” players of similar abilities and styles.”
“Upgrade kits with the new software and “20th Anniversary XX” marquee are also available; upgrades support PIU cabinet versions CX (43”), TX (55”) and FX (42”), along with the current LX model. Coinciding with the release of PIU-XX for arcades, Andamiro is expected to introduce a Pump It Up mobile version. Dubbed PIU-M, the mobile game underwent an alpha test this past summer in Korea and is expected to begin a beta test soon.”
“Pump It Up enjoys a rich history and has a very bright future,” said Andamiro USA marketing director, Nick Montano. “With the 20th Anniversary edition, Andamiro’s development team is at the top of its game and the Pumper community has never been more energized. Additionally, the new game will have greater appeal to casual players.
“A dance game devotee recently explained to me that one of the best attributes of Pump It Up is that it allows players to grow with the game as their abilities advance,” Montano continued. “They can move up through increasing levels of difficulties on the same song for which there can be as many as 30 levels.”