The Just Dance World Cup is back, and bigger than ever!

Pop quiz: What’s endorsed by 5 social media celebrities, has a bunch of special guests, and aims to become the first competitive talent show based on a video game?  No?  The all new Just Dance World Cup and it’s brand new format for the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain of course!

Since 2014, the Just Dance World Cup has unfurled it’s uniquely sparkly vision across the world of eSports – a vision that combines video games, physical activity and the chance to bust some phat moves.  Here’s a rundown of the last final, featuring UK lad Chazza.

This year, the World Cup is undergoing something of a reinvention – with the qualification process taking place in a reality show stylee for France, the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain.

For these countries, four of the eight National contestants will be selected through live auditions on September 16th in their capital cities.  These auditions will take place in front of a jury of experts and local social media stars. The other four contestants for each country will be selected, as in previous years, from the best performers in online qualification sessions using the game’s World Dancefloor mode.

The eight selected contestants from each country will secure their place in the National Final, where they’ll be dancing to decide the National Champion. Then each National Champion will move on to the last stage of the competition: the Just Dance World Cup Finals set to take place in early 2018. The worldwide champion will have the unique opportunity to participate in the making of the next Just Dance, with the creation of their own map for Just Dance Unlimited.

This year, the Just Dance World Cup has partnered with talented European Youtubers. Natoo in France, Sophia Grace in the UK, Julien Bam in Germany, Favij in Italy and Paula Gonu in Spain will bring their personality and creativity to the World Cup, and will stand as jury members during the National Finals.

For details on how to take part, head over to the official Just Dance World Cup website. For more on Just Dance, check out our previous coverage.

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Just Dance 2017

Release date — 28th October 2016
Developer — Ubisoft Paris
PEGI 3+
Grab your friends and family: it’s time to dance! Just Dance is back with the freshest and the most diverse tracklist with more than 40 new tracks and access to over 200 extra songs through Just Dance Unlimited! Songs range from top hits like Cheap Thrills by Sia Ft. Sean Paul, Sorry by Justin Bieber to classic favourites like Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and many more.
jd2017

Just Dance 2018

Release date — 28th October 2016
Developer — Ubisoft Paris
PEGI 3+
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Phil is so incredibly old that his earliest gaming memories involve those late-70s TV Pong clone machines made by Binatone, typing BASIC games into the one-piece keyboard of a Sinclair ZX80 from magazine listings, and the static burble of Commodore 64 tape loading. He does Marketing things in Ubisoft's Guildford office. He's been at the company for 18 years. The numpty.