The venerable Space Channel franchise is making a return to the spotlight with Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!. This time, fans of stylish rhythm games will be able to rock their socks off in virtual reality. Space Channel 5 VR will launch on PSVR for PS4 on February 25th in North America and one day later in Europe. Watch the new trailer here!
The Space Channel 5 games left their mark during the sixth console generation. With their flashy visuals and catchy songs, SEGA created a cult classic which is still beloved to this day. But after only two games the franchise fizzled away. This changes very soon however with Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!.
Members of the original development team have returned to usher Space Channel 5 into a new decade. Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! is set in “Space Channel 5,” the premiere space TV station of the 25th Century. For the first time, the player will physically join senior reporter Ulala as a rookie, by dancing, posing, and grooving while holding PlayStation®Move motion controllers. Returning cast members join brand new characters in new stages and music for a groovin’ good time.
Under the new developer Grounding Inc. the series makes a return in the form of a virtual reality game. A perfect fit for the rhythm genre. While the game will first launch on PlayStation 4 later this month, the developer will release SP5VR for PC at a later time. Thankfully, it won’t be exclusive to a VR ecosystem there, as well.
Prospect gamers can look forward to dancing and saving the universe in a proper Story Mode. There’s also an Arcade Mode for more quick action alongside a Trial Dance where your endurance will be tested in a 100-dance gauntlet. Customization of the mascot Ulala, an in-game friendopedia and calory tracker look to make Space Channel 5 VR one of the must-have VR titles.