Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen details control customization, Arcade Mode, and VR Mode

New footage and screenshots.

Square Enix has released new information, video, and screenshots for Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen introducing control customization, Arcade Mode, and VR Mode.

Get the details below.

■ Control Customization

1. Control Type

The feeling of playing the arcade version recreated on a controller.

You can shift between two control types from the options at any time:

  • Standard – Closer to the controls of the arcade version (up to brake, down to accelerate).
  • Simple – Push the stick up to accelerate, down to brake.

Figure out which type is best for you! (VR Mode only supports “Standard” type.)

2. Input Type

You can choose between the following two input types

  • Direct – Acceleration and braking intensity gradually changes based on how much you tilt the stick.
  • Step – Acceleration and braking intensity changes one step at a time in the direction you tilt the stick.

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

■ Arcade Mode

1. Become the “Train Conductor of Light”

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

Arcade Mode offers the same gameplay experience from the arcade game, with the goal being to get the high score.

There are five grades:

  • D: Novice Train Conductor
  • C: Exemplary Train Conductor
  • B: Veteran Train Conductor
  • A: Master Train Conductor
  • S: Train Conductor of Light

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

You can choose from four difficulties (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and GO). Clearing the GO difficulty requires a higher score standard and fewer mistakes. It can be quite the challenge.

2. The Yamanote and Sobu Lines

Particularly popular Yamanote Line and Sobu Line missions from the arcade version are included.

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

Experience the same gameplay of the arcade version on the Yamanote Line from Harajuku to Shinagawa, and the Sobu Line from Ichigaya to Akihabara.

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

The Sobu Line has a completely different atmosphere from the Yamanote Line.

■ VR Mode

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

A PlayStation VR-exclusive mode. The gameplay is the same as the arcade version and features 10 missions fine-tuned for virtual reality. It includes six sections of the Yamanote Line from Harajuku to Shinagawa, and three situations: clear morning, noon, and evening.

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen

The view from the driver’s seat in virtual reality is full of realism. Not only can you look straight ahead, you can also enjoy the view of the scenery and other trains passing by from the view of the left and right windows. But be sure not to let it distract you from driving! Visually check the speedometer and door closing lights before you point and call.

Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen is due out for PlayStation 4 on December 3 in Japan, and for Switch at a later date. Read more about the game here and here.

Watch the footage below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

Control Type and Input Type

Arcade Mode: Sobu Line

VR Mode

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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