Konami Fights Childhood Obesity With Dance Dance Revolution Classroom Edition

by Phil Kollar on Jan 31, 2012 at 01:20 PM

Anyone who's played Konami's arcade hit Dance Dance Revolution with any level of seriousness knows that this game can work up a serious sweat. Konami is leveraging the physical activity element of the game in order to work with schools to fight weight problems in children.

Konami announced today that they will unveil Dance Dance Revolution Classroom Edition on February 24 at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Conference. The new game will run on PC and will allow teachers and supervisors to connect up to 48 mats to single copy for full classroom participation.

It's not totally clear how DDR Classroom Edition will be made available to schools or how much it will cost, but it's great to see Konami expanding its popular game into a realm where it could positively impact the health of the players.