Dance Dance Revolution X3 vs. Dance Dance Revolution 2nd MIX – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on November 21, 2011

Bemanistyle have an update on the recently released DDR X3 vs. 2nd MIX. 2nd MIX mode has all of the 2nd MIX licenses playable with the exception of “Strictly Business,” which I suppose shouldn’t be a surprise. So far 6 of these licenses are also playable in X3 mode. Interestingly, all of this wouldn’t have been possible just a year or two ago since EMI lost the AATW license (necessary for the Bus Stop song) to Avex and only recently reacquired it. I’m sure they probably would’ve worked something out, but getting the license back no doubt made things easier.

X3 has some others songs by artists I frequently cover here. “Come Back to My Heart” by Another Infinity feat. Mayumi Morinaga makes a surprise appearance, and there’s also a J-Mi and Midi-D song, “Wings of an Angel (Fly with Me).” Also licensed is Yuki Kimura’s “Love & Joy,” which is about 5 years too late since it was most popular during the Hime Trance era.

Shout out to my friend, Tyma, repository of obscure DDR trivia. Make sure to check out his podcast at http://www.maniacmode.com/ for a nostalgic trip back in time as he, Max, and special guest JAKAZiD look back at the history of DDR 2nd MIX. It’s kind of like The Ricky Gervais Show, except about DDR. And funny. Oh, I kid, I kid. Neither is very funny.

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21Nov

Ryu☆ – Rainbow☆Rainbow – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 21, 2011

Rainbow☆Rainbow
Artist: Ryu☆
Release Date: 10/5/11 11/2/11 12/7/11
Price: 1905 yen

Final list is out, and there are really only 3 new tracks. I suppose it’ll be nice to get extended versions of the beatmania songs, but I still expected more new material given that Ryu* hasn’t been on any of the Speed Anime Trance Best release this year.

Bonus items include a cell phone strap, yupo suction tack, mouse pad, B2-size poster, fake credit card, and clear file. The clear file is available if you send in the included questionnaire card, or if you order the cyber beatnation 2 + Rainbow☆Rainbow 2 CD Set from Konami Style.

Also available from Konami Style is a cyber beatnation 2 + Rainbow☆Rainbow + Live Ticket Set. That one’s probably only of interest to those in Japan since the Live Ticket gets you access to the Exit Tunes Academy release party on January 29, 2012. In addition to Another Infinity and Mayumi Morinaga, many other beatnation artists will be performing at the event.

Sadly, it appears that Konami are forgoing a Ryu* goods set for this release. 🙁

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21Nov