DJMAX Respect confirmed for western release

Title meant to pay "respect" to original creators and fans.

DJMAX Respect

DJMAX Respect, announced for PlayStation 4 last week, is planned for release in the United States and Europe in addition to Korea, Japan, and China, developer Neowiz Games told Ruliweb (via Raven777).

While it is planning a western release, Neowiz has yet to decide how it will release the game overseas yet.

According to the studio, the title of the game is meant to pay “respect” to the creators of the original game, as well as the fans who have been waiting for a new entry.

The previous DJMAX game, DJMAX Technica Tune, launched for PS Vita, and the ones before that for PSP. The studio says that DJMAX Respect is a PlayStation 4 title as it’s meant to be the final chapter for now, so they wanted it on the latest hardware, and PS Vita’s control scheme doesn’t feel as good as PSP’s. They also want to globalize the franchise.

DJMAX Respect will include over 100 songs, all from DJMAX Portable and DJMAX Portable 2. Songs from other games—including DJMAX Portable Clazziquai Edition, DJMax Portable Black Square, DJMAX Portable 3, DJMAX Technika, DJMAX Technika 2, DJMAX Technika 3, DJMAX Ray, and DJMAX Hot Tunes will be released as downloadable content. Neowiz has yet to decide if it will distribute it as packages by title, or if it will distribute it by songs with a similar style. Outside of music packs, no other paid content is planned.

As for gameplay, DJMAX Respect will have the same base game system as DJMAX Portable and DJMAX Portable 2. It will add elements, however, like two-player co-op and online multiplayer.

Neowiz says that while it can’t announce the timing, it plans to release a proper DJMAX sequel following the release DJMAX Respect.

DJMAX Respect is due out for PlayStation 4 in South Korea in January 2017.

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