Weekly BEnama News #156: GITADORA Tri-Boost Re:EVOLVE and The 6th KAC announced, + plus!



This week’s BEnama saw voice actress Yuki Nakashima return as a guest, joining regular host Tanaka-san. But before her appearance, Tanaka-san announced the latest GuitarFreaks/DrumMania (GITADORA) version: Tri-Boost Re:EVOLVE!


The game will feature some welcome improvements such as Skill Level Unlocks and various gameplay enhancements:


The Music Select screen will now have Personal Recommendation, Favorites, and Recently-Played folders:


At the location test (not yet announced) a special song will be playable. This song can then be shared with other players through the Hi-Touch event:


In MUSECA news, 3 new songs and 4 new Graficas will be headed our way on 11/10:

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October’s SUKI Music Ranking started last week, and it featured all of the new beatmania IIDX SINOBUZ songs, plus others from SDVX, DDR, GITADORA, and more! Anyone with a KONAMI ID can vote, once per day, for their favorite song here:


The results for the 1st week so far are as follows:

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As Tanaka-san said…it’s that season again! The 6th KAC has been announced!


The games involved are as follows:


Dance Evolution is unfortunately, but expectedly absent, but to everyone’s surprise, BeatStream has also been dropped. Hopefully it was a mistake….

The final round will be held as usual at Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO), most likely on February 11th:


The official KAC website has been brought online, with an official English translation, just like last year’s:


The Sound Voltex 6th KAC Original Song Contest was also announced, with more details coming soon:


jubeat plus will see 4 new songs in a “nano pack 2” coming 11/10:


And both jubeat and REFLEC BEAT plus will see a new Exit Tunes Entrance Dream Music Pack on 11/11:

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jubeat plus also gets a new song in its CHALLENGE SCRATCH unlock system:


Finally, Yuki Nakashima arrived after just finishing one of her CD release events:


Suddenly, she received a CHALLENGE from Shoccho (SCU)…


Can she local match with 100 people until December 6th?

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I guess we’ll find out! The launch event is taking place tomorrow at GAME SILK HAT DICE Kawasaki! Sorry, but we won’t be in attendance.


That’s it for this week! Tune in next time~