Hatsune Miku joins Space Channel 5 VR as DLC


If you are a huge rhythm music fan, then we got a epic crossover for you. Hatsune Miku will join Space Channel 5 VR: Funky News Flash! as DLC. We don’t know when this DLC will be released but we do know you will be able to play as Hatsune Miku in the game.

The image above is from Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone, which had a Space Channel 5 costume. Not crazy to believe that this crossover was going to happen since SEGA develops and publishes Hatsune Miku games and owns the Space Channel 5 IP.

We will keep you updated on future news for Space Channel 5 VR. What do you think of Miku making an appearance?

[Source: Siliconera]

Space Channel 5 VR launches on February 25 on PlayStation 4


We have finally got a solid date for Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!, it will be coming out on PlayStation 4 on February 25, 2020 (in North America, day after for Europe), this was confirmed by PlayStation twitter account, which linked to the store page. For a long time Space Channel 5 VR was shown off by SEGA at SEGA’s TGS booth but now it looks like SEGA isn’t going to be publishing this title; according to the product page the developer Grounding Inc will also publish it. Which is a shame.

According to the official site for the game, they still don’t have a solid release date for Viveport, Steam VR or Oculus Quest. So far it seems that PlayStation 4 fans will get first dibs on Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!.

 

Space Channel 5 20th Anniversary Gyungyun Selection is now available on Spotify

If you have been following updates on the Official Space Channel 5 Twitter account and our previous article covering the soundtrack, the Space Channel 5 20th Anniversary Gyungyun Selection album is now available to listen on Spotify for free. The 20th anniversary soundtrack includes 50 music tracks covering Space Channel 5, Space Channel 5 Part 2, and six tracks for the upcoming Space Channel 5 Kinda Funky News Flash! If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the entire soundtrack here.

Space Channel 5 Getting 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Album Featuring Over 50 Tracks


While it doesn’t seem to get a lot of hype online, it seems that SEGA is bringing back Space Channel 5 with the release of Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash and now with a 20th Anniversary album release featuring over 50 tracks from the series’ greatest tunes across two CDs. The release promises remixes, drama tracks and six new tracks from the upcoming VR title.

You can see the album cover above, which shows off Ulala sporting her new Space Channel 5 VR yellow outfit, which seems to be her new ’20th Anniversary’ color? The 2 CD disc will feature a booklet with commentary from composer Naofumi Hataya and narrative designer Takumi Yoshinaga. You can get the import via iam8bit for $39.99, if you are interested.

Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash coming out this Autumn


Sony just had their PlayStation State of Play where they showed some of their upcoming PlayStation 4 titles. One of the games shown in their VR highlight reel was Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash which they finally revealed is coming out in the upcoming months!

Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash will not only come out on PlayStation VR, but also on PC for the HTC Vive in Japanese and English this fall. Are you gonna plug back in?

Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash! gets PlayStation 4 trailer, confirms co-op play

Its crazy to believe that Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash! debuted as a tech demo years ago at TGS 2016 and now the official USA PlayStation YouTube account has posted a trailer for the game!

The trailer shows off some of the gameplay, which is a re-used stage from the previous game and includes the two new characters exclusive to this version of the game. The trailer also says that the Space Channel 5 VR will contain co-op, but didn’t go into gameplay details. If I had to bet, I would assume its the same type of multipler in the previous title where one person takes up and down and the other controls the left and right inputs. The other frustrating part is that the trailer still doesn’t give us a release date but I hope it makes it out before the end of the year since this year is Space Channel 5‘s 20th Anniversary.

Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash introduces new playable characters Lou and Kee

It looks like the upcoming Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash won’t just have Ulala as the main star, it seems that Team Grounding will add Lou and Kee; two twin rookie reporters learning the ropes from Ulala herself. SEGA and Team Grounding showed off a demo at Tokyo Game Show allowing users to play as the new twins.

It seems that the demo level used is the same one as the first Space Channel 5 game, but users have reported new voice acting and even new actions to perform. Check out the new twin rookie reporters Lou and Kee via the screenshots below.

[Via: Siliconera]

Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash! trailer reveals gameplay and new characters

It’s insane the number of classic SEGA franchises seeing new games in 2018. One of those is the Dreamcast classic Space Channel 5 which will release to PlayStation VR with the new game Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!. In the new trailer, seen above in english, we get a look at the one and two player gameplay as well as new characters, the twins Lou and Key Chan (if my Google Translate is correct).

Check out renders of the new characters after the break, and in the comments share your thoughts on the game!

Space Channel 5 VR coming to America as ‘Kinda Funky News Flash’

Lots of SEGA Dreamcast fanatics will tell you lots of positive things about Space Channel 5 and Part 2, the games had a cult following of hardcore fans. Sadly SEGA has been quiet on the IP, until they showed off a Space Channel 5 VR demo in 2016 (then dubbed Ukiuki Viewing Show).  In February we talked about how the game was getting a downloadable demo and being renamed Arakata Dancing Show. It seems that the game is getting yet another rename for the West, this time being titled Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash.

The game will debut at the Los Angeles VR event VRLA, which will have a 15 minute demo on May 5 and 6. Like we covered before, this game is being developed by Grounding Inc, who did Crimson Dragon for Microsoft and headed by a few long time SEGA veterans.

As of right now Space Channel VR Kinda Funky News Flash! has only been confirmed for HTC Vive, we also haven’t gotten a release date and/or pricing on the game. The US site for the game does mention that they will do a VR Arcade Version… whatever that means.