Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! will add Vocaloid virtual idol Hatsune Miku via downloadable content, developer Grounding Inc. announced.
According to Grounding Inc., “the idols of the past and future will meet in additional downloadable game content, where players can dance with both Ulala and Hatsune Miku.” More information will be announced at a later date.
Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! is available today for PlayStation VR today in the Americas and will launch on February 26 in Europe, Japan, and Oceania. HTC Vive, SteamVR, and Oculus Quest versions are also planned for release at a later date.
Here is a brief overview of the game, via Grounding Inc.:
Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! is the first standalone game from Sega’s music and dance-themed masterpiece franchise to be released in 17 years, which also celebrated its 20 year anniversary on December 16, 2019. 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.
The English voice cast includes Cherami Leigh taking over the lead role as Ulala, and Tom Clarke-Hill returning to reprise his role as Jaguar. Other cast members include Cassandra Lee Morris as newcomer Kell and Greg Chun as the being terrorizing the galaxy, Glitter.