48-player DDR set for US classrooms

Konami is to officially unveil Dance Dance Revolution Classroom Edition, which allows 48 dance mats to be connected to a single PC, later this month.

The game will be shown for the first time at the California Association For Health, Physical Education, Recreation And Dance (CAHPERD) State Conference in Pasadena.

Konami has been using DDR in classrooms in a bid to combat child obesity – the proportion of overweight US children has tripled in the last 30 years – since 2006. Last July, the publisher hosted a state-wide tournament at the West Virginia Childhood Obesity Summit.