As we get into a more advanced age of technology, the ZUMBA brand is adjusting itself to meet the needs of its audience. This brings us to today’s topic, video games.

That’s right; instead of having to pick out a cute outfit, (after you change three times), find those ever-missing car keys, and drive to the nearest gym, you can simply turn on your game consul!

Now, while some people say that violent video games can lead to problems when a child grows older, a ZUMBA dance fitness game might lead to…a fit lifestyle? Talk about a scary thought for Halloween time!

The idea is to bring convenience and family fun into the living room. The latest ZUMBA video game is called ZUMBA Fitness World Party, which is set to release in November.

This new game is available for Wii, Wii U, Kinect for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. According gamezone.com, a website designed to review the newest gaming trends, the new video game is a new design with, “improved mechanics and a complete visual overhaul.”

So what does the new ZUMBA video game look like? It has real life instructors, exotic backgrounds and 40 songs to dance to.

According to this article, the scoring system is based on how well the player is moving to the rhythm of the beat, the energy behind each movement and the accuracy of following along. This new game is adjustable to all ZUMBA enthusiast tastes.

“Then there’s Class Mode, which lets you engage in ZUMBA in a more structured manner like you would do if you were actually taking a class,”  David Sanchez, gamezone.com blogger wrote.

Sanchez continued: “You can choose between 20-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute classes and get the workout you desire by creating playlists.”

Although this video game seems like the next big thing, if you’re looking to party with more than five people, you may just be out of luck according to Sanchez.

“On the Wii U and Wii, up to four players can get together and enjoy their Zumba workouts. Strangely, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions only support two players,” Sanchez wrote.

So what’s the lesson here? Video games can be healthy, fun and convenient. However, if you try this new game and get discouraged, don’t give up. Try a ZUMBA class in person!

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