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Bust ghosts and wish upon stars with Band Brothers DX



As we've previously noted, there's a lot more to Band Brothers DX than J-pop. Nintendo just updated the list of the game's downloadable content, and there are several tracks (most of which tick the "shamelessly camp" and "80s" boxes) that will be recognizable to western eyes. These include cheesy power rock anthem "The Final Countdown," "Last Christmas," "Y.M.C.A.," and ... the Ghostbusters theme?! Man, you better believe that we're just one Thundercats theme away from getting our import on right this second, Nintendo! Here's what being offered up, complete with YouTube linkage:
  • "Ghostbusters"
  • "Last Christmas"
  • "Daydream Believer"
  • "Stand by Me"
  • "The Loco-Motion"
  • "Saturday Night"
  • "The Final Countdown"
  • "When You Wish Upon A Star"
  • "Gonna Fly Now"
  • "Highway Star"
  • "ABC"
  • "Y.M.C.A."
As if choosing what to download wasn't already difficult enough! Hit the gallery for a dozen fresh shots of the title.

Gallery: Band Brothers DX


[Via Siliconera]

Band Brothers DX: choose your DLC carefully

It feels churlish to complain about the expansive range of DLC offered up by Band Brothers DX. In case you forgot, the game will allow users to download up to 100 extra songs from a choice of 200 (far outstripping the amount of tracks offered by any other DS music game), yet posters on NeoGAF have now discovered that once you've downloaded one of your 100 tracks, that's it -- there's no way to delete tracks, or replace them with new songs.

Curious about this limiting feature, N-Sider's Matt Behrens checked out the official site for the game, which seemed to confirm the findings. On the site, Nintendo explains that this is due to rights restrictions that prevent the erasing or replacement of the music, and urges players to use "Audition Mode," a feature that plays songs before you elect to download them. Sounds like solid advice!

[Via N-Sider]

Check out the track lists for Band Brothers DX

The Band Brothers DX website lists all the jammable tracks available in the rhythm title, including both downloadable and in-game songs. Since the list is in Japanese, we did our best to translate (read: search the internet for a translation), which we've posted after the break.

For classical music lovers (like this blogger), the in-game song list is like a piece of cake wrapped in brownie batter. Everyone else may be a wee bit disappointed, though, as the tracks only include five J-pop songs among a plethora of Mozart and the like. To keep it interesting, the classical songs are remixed in different styles, like tango, Eurobeat, pop, jazz, and more. Some unique combinations include a reggae version of Beethoven's "Pathétique Sonata" and a Famicom version of Schubert's "The Trout" (click here and here to listen to them in their original classical styles).

The list of downloadable songs is much more J-poppy, however, offering tracks like "Flavor of Life" by Utada Hikaru, which is the recurring theme of J-drama Hana Yori Dango. There are also a handful of anime songs to help tickle your J-fetish.

If you want to see both of the translated song lists for Band Brothers DX, just click on past the break.

Gallery: Band Brothers DX

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Jam with the screens of Band Brothers DX

With all the new features that are being added to Band Brothers DX, the sequel to Daigasso! Band Brothers, we can't help but really, really hope it gets localized. Sure, importing is always an option, but we want access to all the drool-worthy downloadable content. We wouldn't mind English menus either, to make navigating around the software easier.

At the moment, though, all we can do is stare at screens for a game that we hope we get. So, mosey on past the break to check out the newest images, and hope against all odds that Barbara the Bat's appearance as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be enough to kick-start the series outside of Japan.

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Band Brothers DX allows players to share tracks

When the Wii and DS come together, it's better than Voltron. First, we start getting DS demos sort of regularly from the Wii, now this. Of course, as with all incredibly awesome game news, it comes from Japan.

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, owners of Band Brothers DX, the rhythm-based DS title from Nintendo, will be able to share tracks by using the Speaker Channel. It's a new Channel for the Wii that will allow you to stream music created in the DS game to your TV, as well as upload tracks online for others users to download.

What other games do you think could benefit from stuff like this? How would you like to see the Wii's capabilities incorporated in other DS games in the future?

[Via Game | Life]

Band Brothers DX: Now with 100+ downloadable jams

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 supported.

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 pages.

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