When it was announced in February, Samba de Amigo: Party Central excited many who look back on the 2000 Dreamcast/Arcade title with a nostalgic fondness. The rhythm game, which tasks players with shaking maracas to the beat of popular songs, finally has a concrete release date. Players can expect to transform their Joy-Cons into maracas when the Switch-exclusive title launches on August 29.
Samba de Amigo: Party Central’s launch soundtrack already features 40 popular tracks from artists like Ariana Grande, Kesha, Nicki Minaj, and Carly Rae Jepsen, as well as some tracks from Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Forces. While “City Escape” and “Fist Bump” from those games are a part of the launch lineup, fans of Sega’s lineup of games can anticipate even more content from Sonic, as well as other Sega franchises, through downloadable content.
The Sonic Music DLC Pack includes “Open Your Heart” from Sonic Adventure, “Reach for the Stars” from Sonic Colors: Ultimate, and “I’m Here” from Sonic Frontiers. The Sega Music DLC Pack includes “Bakamitai (Taxi Driver Edition)” from the Yakuza series, “Go Go Cheer Girl!” from Space Channel 5: Part 2, and “Rhythm Thief Theme” from “Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure.
All of these DLC tracks are included as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition, which will be available on the Nintendo eShop for $50. The Digital Deluxe version also includes special costumes for Sonic, Tails, Space Channel 5, Super Monkey Ball, and Puyo Puyo, further hammering home the Sega theme in this game. The standard edition costs $40.
Samba de Amigo: Party Central arrives on Switch on August 29. For more on the game, check out our coverage of the announcement and see the first trailer here.