Weekly BEnama #144: NewGenStarFest, IIDX INFINITAS, jubeat, BeatStream, SDVX and lots more!

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This week on BEnama, a very special guest was invited to join Tanaka-san, dj TAKA, and L.E.D. – beatmania IIDX KAC Multi-Champion, the living legend himself, DOLCE.!

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First up on the agenda, the NEW Generation Summer Shooting Star Fest 2016 3-game event started today! As a surprise, a “LAST BOSS” was awaiting players who obtained all event songs:

[RISK + VACUUM] Triple Counter / DJ YOSHITAKA meets dj TAKA

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Next, some discussion of the new PREMIUM∞ CUP in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS:

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After playing the course in Championship Mode, you unlock two of the songs in Standard Mode!

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In addition, an update has brought a Resort Anthem Layer to Akashic Explore with plenty of new songs, plus Rival functionality, and lots of BIT bonuses:

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DOLCE. treated everyone to a demonstration of the game, and although the controller’s key configuration wasn’t to his liking, he still did fairly well:

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Surprise guest wac also joined the broadcast and challenged DOLCE. to play Sasoribi/Scorpion Fire on Nostalgia on HARD difficulty – which was no problem for him:

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A Kanto-area (most likely Tokyo) location test will be announced next week, and it will feature two new piano arrangements:

  • CaptivAte ~浄化~ / DJ YOSHITAKA
  • Pink Rose / Kiyommy+Seiya

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BeatStream got a pretty nice-sized update today with 2 new original songs, 3 BEMANI ROCK FES ’16 songs, a new Summer BisCo partner, plus Course levels 13 and 14, AND 3 new Nightmare charts:

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In jubeat news, a new Summer “dig dig Festival” QUBE will be available starting 8/15, and contains 3 new songs by USAO, OSTER project, and Expander, plus VENUS’ Fujimori Matsuri!

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Hitori ja JESUS

Futari de VENUS

4 people.…… ?!?!

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A special summer jbox selection is also available now:

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In DDR news, 3 licensed songs were added to the game on 8/9, although they are not currently present in the US version:

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However, the new EXTRA SAVIOR and EXTRA EXCLUSIVE songs WERE added to the game today an 10am:

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The hidden EXTRA EXCLUSIVE song turned out to be a new song by DJ TOTTO, “Astrogazer”

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Next week’s EXTRA SAVIOR song was also revealed: S!ck / Eagle !!

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Sound Voltex also got a huge update as well, with THREE new story episodes …

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In addition, a new Hinabita Vol.03 Genesis Card set was made available with a new PUR:

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Also, finally, the 3rd and final SDVX Figure for this year, GRACE – GRAVITY ver. will appear in arcades starting in the 3rd week of August:
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As seen above, the figure links with this month’s RASIS – GRAVITY ver. figure.

FLOOR ARTIST WARS is a creator/composer matching event running between 8/15~28, with a 10x matching bonus:

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MUSECA also had some excellent news today, DJ YOSHITAKA’s JOMANDA and VALLIS-NERIA are both now unlockable after 3 plays each, with a JOMANDA Grafica also available through a mission:

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In GITADORA news, this week and next week’s new songs were unveiled:

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REFLEC BEAT plus is also getting Slide Objects, Song page slider, Library Management in the new 4.4.0 update on 8/12!

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The Hinabita × Kurayoshi Utsubuki Festival was held last week and some photos were shared on the broadcast:

 

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Another event was also held last weekend, the GAME LIVESTREAM EXCITEFES ver.3! Some photos were also shown, including 96’s live performance:

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Sota Fujimori’s next album title has been announced, and it’s not SYNTHESIZED. It’s…

 

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It will come with a tear-off calendar of Sota’s signature “koyaji gags” (dad jokes) and will be released 10.19 alongside with the beatmania IIDX copula OST Vol2 Standard Edition (CDs only)

Also on Konamistyle starting 8/12 – BRF16 goods!

 

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Finally, a special announcement – next week there won’t be any BEnama broadcast, but on the next one, 8/24, some details will be revealed for the Business Trip BEnama in OSAKA! (Saturday 8/27)

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And that’s it! See you on Twitter!