Everything you need to know about Just Dance 2019 on Nintendo Switch

It's that time of year again! You know, the perfect time of year to have a dance party with all of your friends, and with the Nintendo Switch, that's possible with the Just Dance series of games.

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Whether you're a newcomer or a longtime fan of the series, there's a lot to love about the upcoming Just Dance 2019 on Switch. Here's everything you need to know!

What is Just Dance 2019?

Just Dance 2019 screenshot Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2019 screenshot Nintendo Switch (Image credit: Ubisoft)

Just Dance is a rhythm game series from Ubisoft. The name of Just Dance is derived from Lady Gaga's song of the same name, which is playable in the fifth game.

Essentially, Just Dance is a motion-based dancing game for multiple players (up to 6 on the Switch). There's a huge collection of songs from many popular artists, and every song has its own unique choreography.

During the game, players must mirror a dance that is performed by actors on the screen, and this is done through on-screen commands. Players get rewarded based on their accuracy.

You can even strike "Gold Moves," which are poses that earn bonus points.

For those who like to dance or have party games handy for social gatherings, Just Dance is a great contender.

How do I play a dancing game on the Switch?

Ubisoft releases Just Dance on all of the consoles every year, including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, since the Nintendo Switch doesn't have a camera, it relies on those motion-controlled Joy-Cons.

Another option is the Just Dance Controller companion app on smartphones. This app turns your phone into your game controller for Just Dance on Switch, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There is also exclusive content available through the app.

What game modes are available?

Just Dance 2019 includes the standard Just Dance mode, where you can play solo or with friends. There's also the World Dance mode, where you can face off against players from all over the globe in intense dance battles.

The Kid Mode is making a comeback in Just Dance 2019. This mode contains only the most child-friendly songs that are safe for kids to experience. There is also the Sweat mode, which has a more workout-oriented focus, and the game tracks calories burned.

There is also a brand new personalization feature in Just Dance 2019 now, as the game learns your dancing habits and gives you content suggestions based on your history. The game also tells you the difficulty level of each song, which is a first in the series.

What about the Just Dance Unlimited subscription service?

Ubisoft has a subscription service for Just Dance, appropriately called Just Dance Unlimited. With the initial purchase of Just Dance 2019, players get an entire month of service included.

With Just Dance Unlimited, players get access to the entire catalog of songs, which is currently at over 400 songs. This backlog of songs includes tracks from older games, so you basically have every song in Just Dance history accessible with this subscription service.

If you're interested in subscribing, pricing starts at $4 for 24 hours, $4.99 for a month, $9.99 for three months, or $24.99 for the year on Switch.

What songs are included in Just Dance 2019?

The initial release of Just Dance 2019 includes 40 of the hottest tracks out right now. This includes "Havana" by Camila Camello, "BANG BANG BANG" by BIGBANG, "I Feel It Coming" by Weekend Ft. Daft Punk, and much more.

Here's a list of confirmed tracks that you'll find in the game:

  • A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got); (Artist- Fergie ft. Q-Tip & GoonRock; Solo mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • Bang Bang Bang (Artist- BIGBANG; Trio mode; Hard difficulty)
  • Bum Bum Tam Tam (Artist- MC Fioti, Future, J Balvin, Stefflon Don, and Juan Magan; Duet mode; Medium difficulty)
  • Familiar (Artist- Liam Payne & J Balvin; Solo mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • Finesse (Remix); (Artist- Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B; Dance Crew mode; Easy difficulty)
  • Fire (Artist- LLP ft. Mike Diamondz; Duet mode; Medium difficulty)
  • Fire on the Floor (Artist- Michelle Delamor; Solo mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • Havana (Artist- Camila Cabello; Solo mode; Easy difficulty)
  • I Feel It Coming (Artist- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk; Solo mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • Mad Love (Artist- David Guetta and Sean Paul ft. Becky G; Duet mode; Medium difficulty)
  • Mama Mia (Artist- Mayra Verónica; Duet mode; Easy difficulty)
  • Narco (Artist- Blasterjaxx & Timmy Trumpet; Solo mode; Easy difficulty)
  • New Reality (Artist- Gigi Rowe; Solo mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • New Rules (Artist- Dua Lipa; Unknown mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • New World (Artist- Krewella & Yellow Claw ft. VaVa; Solo mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • OMG (Artist- Arash ft. Snoop Dogg; Trio mode; Medium difficulty)
  • One Kiss (Artist- Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa; Solo mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • Shaky Shaky (Artist- Daddy Yankee; Solo mode; Easy difficulty)
  • Sweet Sensation (Artist- Flo Rida; Dance Crew mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • Toy (Artist- Netta; Solo mode; Unknown difficulty)
  • Water Me (Artist- Lizzo; Solo mode; Easy difficulty)
  • Work Work (Artist- Britney Spears; Trio mode; Medium difficulty)

Again, these are just the songs that we know for sure are going to be in the game so far.

When is it out and how much will it cost?

Just Dance 2019 will be available on October 23, 2018 for the North American region, and October 25, 2018 in Europe, Australia, and Asia.

The game will retail for $39.99.

Get your groove on!

Just Dance 2019 is a fantastic dance rhythm game that is great for the entire family. There's a huge library of songs available, and it's downright fun to play.

Are you looking forward to Just Dance 2019? What track are you looking forward to dancing to? Let us know in the comments!

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Christine Chan

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed. When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.