Archive for the ‘BEMANI’ Category

beatmaniaIIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS Location Test

August 9, 2007

beatmaniaIIDX 15 is now location testing in Japan, here’s the info for anyone who is intersted….

Information/Locations- http://www.konami.jp/am/locationtest/2dx15/

Location Test Songlist- http://www.bemanistyle.com/index.php?news_id=435

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No Wizard World Coverage

August 9, 2007

So, I just got back from the first day of Wizard World Chicago and I will not be returning. The main reason I went to the con was because Konami was one of the exhibitors and I was looking forward to trying out DDR SuperNova 2 CS and DDR Hottest Party. So, when I got to the con the first thing I did was, of course, look for Konami’s booth because that would be where I was going to spend the majority of my 4 days, but to my surprise when I got to the section where Konami’s booth was going to be it was occupied by 2K Games. So I went to the information booth and found out that Konami had pulled out and Wizard had not bothered to update their program guide or website with this important news so I asked for a refund and after a bit of arguing I got it because it was not my fault that I was not informed about Konami dropping out until I got onto the showfloor. One good thing did come out of my venture to Wizard World, which is that I got to play The Eye of Judement for PS3, which is a card game that uses the new camera for the PS3 called The Eye. I actually thought it was pretty fun once I kind of got the hang of what I was doing and I am considering buying it depending on the pricing.

I didn’t take very many pictures because of my anger about Konami not being there, but I did get these three…

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Well since my plans for the weekend are ruined now… I’m off to think of something to do

GuitarFreaks/DrumMania V4 New Update

August 7, 2007

The music levels have now been posted on the official site, so you can see the song list with difficulty levels for each song here…

GF: http://www.konami.jp/bemani/gfdm/gfdmv4/musiclevel/gf.html

DM: http://www.konami.jp/bemani/gfdm/gfdmv4/musiclevel/gf.html

Edit- I forgot to mention that GFDM V4 is now officially out, so if you live in Japan, then you shouldn’t be reading this right now. GO PLAY NOW!!!

GuitarFreaks/DrumMania V4 Songlist

August 5, 2007

Apparently the song list for GFDM V4 was leaked on 2ch and the good folks over at bemanistyle.com have posted. So what are you waiting for go check it out. Here’s the link…

http://www.bemanistyle.com/index.php?news_id=426

GuitarFreaks/DrumMania V4 Website Updated

August 2, 2007

The webiste for GFDM V4 has been actually launched now, at least the main page is, none of the other sections of the site are up yet. It still doesn’t have that much info. Hopefully the song list will be added soon. If you want to check out the website, here’s the link…

http://www.konami.jp/bemani/gfdm/gfdmv4/ (Japanese)

GuitarFreaks/DrumMania V4 RockxRock Trailer

July 30, 2007

The official  site for GFDM V4 is up, but the only thing that is on there right now is a trailer for each game. Both of the trailers are basically the same and I think the site chooses randomly which one it will show, but if you watch through the trailer you can choose to watch the other one at the end. The site should be fully launched soon, because GFDM V4 is scheduled to be released on August 8 in Japan.

 Here’s the site

http://www.konami.jp/bemani/gfdm/gfdmv4/index.html

DDR SuperNOVA 2 Location Test

July 27, 2007

So,  today I drove an hour and a half to the Brunswick Zone in Naperville for the DDR SuperNOVA 2 location test, and I thought I would tell you guys how I thought it was. The first thing I did when I got to the arcade was by an e-AMUSEMENT PASS, which is a card used for Konami arcade games in Japan to save your data such as unlocked songs. This is the first time that e-AMUSE has been used in the U.S. so I was pretty excited. When you first play SuperNOVA 2 you are asked if you have an e-AMUSEMNT PASS and when you put in you are asked for your name and the state you live in. The state that the machine is located in is automatically highlighted. Then you are asked to make up a four digit pin number which will be used everytime you put in your card. Finally you are asked if you would like to use the workout mode and if you select yes it asks for your weight. Now you are ready to begin playing. So now you’re probably wondering how the actual game is,well since I’m pretty much a noob at DDR I can’t really comment on the stepcharts since I didn’t play on anything higher than Basic, so… I’ll talk about the song selection. SuperNOVA 2 has songs from DDR Extreme, SuperNOVA and new songs. There are also songs that you can only unlock when using the e-AMUSEMENT PASS as you level up.  The new songs in Supernova 2 varied in how much I enjoyed them, I didn’t like how there was a lot of American songs, but if that’s your style than you should still enjoy the new songs. The new songs weren’t all bad however as I enjoyed many of them, but I still stuck mostly to old songs. The thing that I liked the most was the e-AMUSEMENT PASS and how it kept track of how many calories you’ve burned since you started playing and it also keeps track of your high scores and everything that you have unlocked. It really made me want to keep playing and I’m really glad that Konami decided to bring e-AMUSE to the U.S. So that’s my impression of DDR SuperNOVA 2 and hopefully you’ll get to try it out either at the location test or when it’s actually released sometime later this year in the U.S. (hopefully). The Japanese release is scheduled for late August.

Here’s the information for the location test for those of you who want to go

http://www.bemanistyle.com/forum/265114-post704.html

here are some pictures and videos from ry19.com

http://www.ry19.com/emuse.html

and finally here’s a picture of my e-AMUSEMENT PASS

e-AMUSEMENT PASS