After Daigasso! Band Brothers'
release in Japan over three years ago and its subsequent expansion pack, it's time that Nintendo of America follow through with its Jam With the Band
plans and bring the rhythm game to the US. Perhaps with this new entry to the series, Band Brothers DX
, stateside gamers will finally trade licks with the series' curvy mascot, Barbara the Bat, outside of Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Japanese magazine Famitsu
revealed the sequel in this week's issue, detailing plenty of additions to the original's offerings: 30 classical/J-pop tracks, 50+ playable instruments (including an NES/Famicom?!), a guitar which you can strum via touchscreen
, and a new "Karaoke Bar" mode. Interestingly, according to initial translations, DX
will only allow for six players in its multiplayer jam sessions, two players less than what the first Band Brothers
As for its online features, DX
will also have over 100 downloadable songs for players to add to the included tracklist. We're assuming that this is for-real downloadable content and not faux downloadable content
, as seen with Professor Layton and the Curious Village
, but you never know! Band Brothers DX
is scheduled to ship in Japan this June 26th. We'll let you know if we hear anything about a US release!
Bring your axe and pick past the post break for the scanned Famitsu