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Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! Launches February 25 & 26 on PlayStation VR

Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!

Developer Grounding Inc. has announced [1, 2] the release date for Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! on PlayStation VR.

While announcements on Twitter focus on February 26th, the official website states the game will launch on different dates in North America and Europe on PlayStation VR.

You can view the new trailer below:

Editor’s Note: You can view the Japanese trailer here

You can find the full run-down (via PlayStation) below:


The Galaxy’s Only Chance…Is Dance!

SEGA’s legendary rhythm game “Space Channel 5” is coming back with Virtual Reality, More poses you strike, more viewer ratings you get, and the more heads you can turn as you dance til you drop and save the Universe!

Set in the 25th century, Space Channel 5’s top reporter Ulala is hosting a news report on mysterious dancing incident involving the aliens known as “Morolians” that forces people to dance. Fight against the invading aliens by dancing and recieving more views and helping Ulala win the ultimate dance battle.

Your power is dance and the mission is to protect the earth against invading aliens. Alongside our heroine Ulala you will travel through the music filled world of “Space Channel 5”. Master a series of life saving dance poses while dancing to funky beats that made Space Channel 5 one of the most beloved SEGA franchises. More poses you strike, more viewer ratings you get, and the more heads you can turn as you dance til you drop and save the Universe!

Modes

  • Story Mode: Join Channel 5 as a rookie reporter alongside Ulala
  • Arcade: Play an introductory mode recommended for VR beginners
  • Trial Dance: Play 100 dances in a row in this exercise and endurance mode
  • Viewing: Watch the story again through a third person perspective and multiple camera angles
  • Friendopedia: View character biographies
  • Dressing Room: Change Ulala’s outfits as you unlock them through the game
  • Calories: Track the calories burnt during gameplay

What is Space Channel 5?

“For all the people who love music, dance, and games” is the motto of the original musical action game, Space Channel 5, which was first released in December 16th, 1999. Set in outer space during the 25th century, Space Channel 5 stars top reporter Ulala, who must solve an incident involving the Morolians, a mysterious race of aliens who are forcing people to dance. In the game, you’ll fight against the invaders by dancing, and win dance battles to gain more viewer ratings for Ulala.


Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! launches February 25th in North America (Central and South America), and February 26th for Europe and Oceania on PlayStation VR. It is also coming soon to Windows PC (via Steam VR, Oculus Rift, and Viveport).

Image: PlayStation.

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