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.