On this week’s BEnama, the main focus was REFLEC BEAT VOLZZA 2, which was revealed to be releasing today, 3/24!
Tonight’s guests were DJ TOTTO and Des-ROW again, joined by cosplayer and BEMANI player Enako:
Her appearance was to showcase her BEMANI debut song, Precious☆Star, composed by DJ TOTTO.
As a special treat, she played (and Full Combo AAA+’d!) the song on HARD:
Her AAA+ unlocked the SPECIAL difficulty for that song. Actually, all default VOLZZA 2 songs will have SPECIAL charts available! To unlock them, you’ll need to play the HARD chart a certain number of times. For grades A and below; 5x, AA: 3x, AAA: 2x, and AAA+, 1x:
In addition, a nice UI option was announced: the ability to display your combo and score instead of just the score. And finally, a highly-requested feature has been implemented – the ability to hide the opponent’s notes! What do you think about this? It’s a pretty big change:
The current unlocking system, DokiDokiRhythm, will also end when VOLZZA2 is online. Some songs and charts will be unlocked by default, and some will be in the new Garage Shop.
And of course, the songs currently in the Shop will be unlocked by
Finally, 2 more songs were revealed as EXTRA ROUND songs:
- Disable Mark / RoughSketch REVET D-crew
- SAMBA de 恋心 / dj TAKA feat. VENUS
To wrap up the VOLZZA 2 news… a new cross-game event with beatmania IIDX 23 copula was announced – LINK∞TRACK!!
How will this work? By default, the following two songs will be available in both games:
To get more songs, you’ll need to do a bit of work. On the IIDX side, you need to clear some STEP UP opponents – Mikan, Nama Cream, and Ichigo. For each one, you’ll unlock a crossover song. In VOLZZA 2, you will need to play 3, 15, and (ALL) the song in the “LINK TRACK” category folder, which will give you one song for each of those levels reached. Presumably, there will be either a final/new song unlocked when you complete all 6 requirements, or perhaps a part 2:
Next up was Pop’n Music eclale:
Yesterday, some major news was teased from the pop’n staff, and it turned out to be this – a renewal/season 2 of sorts, with a new interface and new BGM:
In addition, the following songs have been re-rated:
|On Your Mark||7||14|
|Concertino in blue||12||19|
|徹頭徹尾Thrive at Perfect Fourth||30||34|
|Beyond the prairie||25||28|
|徹頭徹尾Thrive at Perfect Fourth||40||42|
|Endless Moon -LUNA-||37||40|
|ふな ふな ふなっしー♪ ～ふなっしー
|GALAXY FOREST 11.6＆12||23||19|
|une fille dans la pluie||25||24|
|ふな ふな ふなっしー♪ ～ふなっしー
|Russian Caravan Rhapsody||41||38|
|Link of Chain||39||37|
|ふな ふな ふなっしー♪ ～ふなっしー
|Perverse Heart ～あまのじゃく～||42||40|
For players that have maxed out their Character Medals, level 30 and above will become a “Platinum Medal!”
And if you need more medals (who doesn’t?) you can visit the newly-added Galaxy area in Pop’n Star Maker!
But what if your favorite character doesn’t have a medal? Worry not, your voice will be heard in the form of lots of new ones being added! And if you have Lumina (in-game currency) to burn, check out the shop, which will be holding a special Spring Break Sale until the 31st!
And to celebrate Spring, 4 new winning songs from the Pop’n Creators Original Song Contest will be added!
And finally, as requested by fans, two new songs by BlackY and Akhuta will be available in the shop!
All 6 of these songs, plus one more, 巻寿司戦隊ウマイヤン ～コードネームはグリーン～ / 七誌, will be available to download on the UTA.573 digital delivery system within a few hours!
Finally, the second batch of Pop’n Cards will be sent out to arcades and available from 3/30!
Next up… DDR A (“ace”)! U1-Asami and TAG joined Tanaka-san to talk about some major news for the game. The first of which is a completely redesigned user interface!
Second, the clear ranks have been modified to give a more friendly feel to it. The AA grade also now has AA-, AA, and AA+.
The scoring system has also been modified, so that a “GOOD” rank gives points contributing to 20% of the total score:
After this big news, I was ready to relax for the Sound Voltex section, but for *SOME REASON* TAG stuck around and introduced… the legend himself… SUPER STAR 満 -MITSURU-!!
As teased at EDP2016 earlier this month, his (arguably) most popular song, She is my wife, will come to Sound Voltex on 3/26, SUPER STAR’s birthday:
Not only this, but he will also have his own PUR Real Genesis Card AND navigator, possibly the greatest addition to SDVX to date. It will only be around for 2 weeks. The set has ONLY☆ONE card, so you have a 100% chance of getting it. If you have a chance, hit up your local (or not-so-local) Round1 and grab it while you can!
As announced yesterday, two new Touhou songs will be coming to SDVX today as well:
And finally, Cody, TAG, effector Antonio Guccini, and other SDVX Staff will be playing in the ARTIST WARS opponent matching event on 3/24 and 3/25, yielding some Packet/Block bonuses if you match/win against them!
From here, Tanaka-san explained that MUSECA would be getting some updates in the future. Some of them may or may not be listed below:
These include speed mods, story skipping, lower shop prices/higher rewards, and more….
Announced in an earlier BEnama, O2i3’s Capitalism Cannon and Noah’s エレシュキガル will be unlockable for one month until 4/24, by simply playing 5, and 10 games respectively.
On top of that, 6 new songs will be be added to the game today, from the Original Song Competition:
In a quick bit on Dance Evolution news, CHALLENGE13 has been announced – Settin’ the Scene / U1 night style. This song was chosen by KAC winner AMINA, with the other finalists also choosing some future songs for the game!
Closing off the games corner, jubeat Qubell’s release is imminent, and a massive amount of songs has been revealed, bringing the total to 27 new songs!
- ANTI-HERO / SEKAI NO OWARI
- Famous Day / [Alexandros]
- 放課後ストライド / Last Note.
- ハッピーシンセサイザ / EasyPop
- お嫁にしなさいっ！ / ARM+夕野ヨシミ
- 響縁 / 豚乙女
- ふ・れ・ん・ど・し・た・い / 学園生活部
- 混ぜるな危険 / 筋肉少女帯
- 勇敢な髑髏 / 新井大樹
- 夏にキスしていいですか? / アルスマグナ
- ディアブロ / 水曜日のカンパネラ
- Clattanoia / OxT
- 君の知らない物語 (cover, original by supercell)
- 僕は空気が嫁ない / cosMo@暴走P
- Scream out! / A-One
- Silent Story / 発熱巫女～ず
- Beautiful / Superfly
- 衝動 / HaKU
- ちょちょちょ!ゆるゆり☆かぷりっちょ!!! / 七森中☆ごらく部
- 月に叢雲華に風 / 幽閉サテライト feat. senya
- DesireDrive / 岸田教団&THE明星ロケッツ
- Runway Drive / 舞花
Next up was a quick countdown and update on this month’s SUKI Ranking, which anyone with an eAmuse account can participate and vote in:
The full Top 10 will be revealed on the first BEnama of the following month, so be sure to check that out!
Finally, a quick update on the New beatmania IIDX Premium KOC, it will be shipping in July!
That’s it for this week. Which part interested you the most? Let us know in the comments below!