Cupid to appear in DANCE! ONLINE game

Acclaim has proudly announced that none other than the man himself, Cupid, will be making an online appearance to interact with fans on the soon to be hit game DANCE! ONLINE. From the official press release:

Los Angeles (May 4, 2007) – Atlantic Records recording artist Cupid will make a personal virtual appearance in the Free to Play multiplayer online game DANCE! Online.  In a video game industry first, players will get a chance to meet the one and only Cupid in the game, dance to his new single “Cupid Shuffle,” and play or chat with him online from anywhere in the world.  Players will also get a chance to win special prizes by participating in the Cupid Event.

The event runs from Fri May 4 to Sun May 6, with the artist Cupid making his in-game appearances at various times to interact with different players.  Cupid will be in the game for about an hour each day: Fri May 4 at 10am PT, Sat May 5 at 7am PT, and Sun May 6 at 3pm PT. 

It remains to be seen if the whole microtransaction aspect of DANCE! ONLINE is going take away any of the game’s gusto at this point, most notably among black players.