'Dirty Dancing' game shimmies onto PCs

Codemasters Online Gaming announces plans for a game version of <i>Dirty Dancing</i> to coincide with the film's 20th anniversary.

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Dirty Dancing
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing. Lionsgate

Codemasters Online Gaming announced plans this week for a game version of Dirty Dancing to coincide with the film's 20th anniversary. Codemasters describes the upcoming PC title as a "premium, action puzzler casual game" through which players can experience main character "Baby" Houseman's 1963 summer adventures at a Catskills resort.

This will, of course, include doing some major choreographed hip grinding with resident dance gurus Johnny and Penny and working alongside the team at the fictional Kellerman's Mountain House Resort. Codemasters says players will play mini-games to earn camp dollars for purchasing Dirty Dancing memorabilia, cabin furnishings and the all-important dance lessons.

The game comes amid a whole flurry of anniversary activity for the classic film, a coming-of-age tale in which a 17-year-old falls in love with a hunky dance teacher during her family's summer vacation and along the way learns a few lessons about standing up for herself.

Say Design will design the title, which is set for release late this year.