It's finally happening. DJ Max is coming to America, and in a big way too. DJ Max Fever is the ultimate version of DJ Max so far -- and best of all, you won't have to pay for crazy import fees. Check out this new trailer to see all the features Fever is packing.
Check out the full box art (back and front) here.
Game Director Ki In Kim also added that DLC may be in the works for Fever. "Downloadable content is something we are planning right now." Considering the success of DLC for music games on consoles, we think that's a pretty smart idea.
That's a great thing to hear, too. We were afraid that this import hit would fall by the wayside. Expect more on the upcoming US release of DJ Max as we get closer to its release.
Wait, what's that in the mail? Our very own copy of DJ Max Fever? ZOMG! The incredibly popular Korean music game is finally coming Stateside. The gameplay should be familiar to those that have played a Beatmania game: you must press buttons that correspond with falling notes. However, DJ Max is known for its notorious difficulty. Beware!
DJ Max Fever is a mix of the two DJ Max Portable games released in Asia so far. With over 100 songs, five difficulty levels, Network Battle Mode, and an unlockable gallery of music videos, soundtracks and images, this looks like a winning addition to the PSP library. Even more surprising, it's coming out soon: November 11th.
Create a free account here, and then download the game here. (Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer.) Use the NeoGAF guide to help you through the process.
Hot of the heels of the DJ Max Portable concert, comes DJ Max Portable 2 T-Shirts. Seeing as how great music is only half the equation, it makes sense for some of the art to be shown off in a wearable form. There are currently three designs for sale, but only while supplies last. The shirts are attractive enough, that even non-gamers are likely to compliment you on your wardrobe choice. Each shirt comes in at the reasonable price of $34.90.
I'm not sure I'd ever look as cool as the models wearing the threads in the promo images, but I can't let that stop me from trying.
The Korean music game, DJ Max Portable, is truly an incredible sensation. A concert was held to celebrate the game's wild success, and it appears the crowd had an incredible time. Thanks to Ruliweb, you can watch the concert on your computer or your PSP: it's as if you were virtually there. Check out the sample vid above, and then visit Ruliweb for more.
Make sure to check out Ruliweb for the complete poster, filled with some hilarious Engrish. Live MIRACLE, It's not a DREAM!
"god damn this is flipping hard, i can barely get past the first 30-40 seconds... Ahh! how do you do this?!" - Benny
"THE DEMO IS STUPIDLY HARD AND ITS NOT WORTH IT" - Jack
"I still game over in about 10 seconds" - Daz
If only we all could be as good as Joystiq's Jared Rea.
Aren't promotions supposed to entice buyers? This recent Korean promotion of DJ Max Portable 2 features people dressed up in Power Rangers-esque outfits, begging onlookers to purchase the newest Korean music sensation. I don't know about you, but the very sight would have me running away in terror, shivering in a corner somewhere. Supposedly, these characters are in the game, but that certainly doesn't make this any less creepy.
Video, embedded after the break. More pictures of the event can be found at Ruliweb.
1. Download the demo ZIP file.
2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file.
3. Connect your PSP to your computer using a USB cable.
4. Go to the PSP/GAME folder.
5. Copy ULKS46116 folder into the GAME directory.
You will need firmware version 3.11 to run the game. The full import version of the game can be found at Play-Asia.
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Your PSP can play import games and to serve that function, every week we list the import games for the week. There's only one game of note this week, but it's a big one!
We've covered DJ Max Portable quite a bit, so if you don't know what the game is, than you must not be reading PSP Fanboy too much. Still, for those not aware of the game, it is a rhythm/music game similar to Beatmania that has you hitting buttons timed to the music. It's popular not only for its music selection but also the amazing visuals that accompany it. Since the game has plenty of English in it, if you like music games this is a must import for you. Unless you want to wait and see if it comes out in the US.
No, it's not coming to the US ... not yet anyway. PSP-Vault is reporting that DJ Max Portable 2 is getting a Japan-only limited edition. This being the first time the series has come out outside of Korea leads PSP-Vault to think a US version may be on the way as well. Especially given the fact that the game was shown at GDC and that it already has an English setting. The Japanese limited edition is similar to the one released in Korea and if you missed out on that version and don't want to take the chance in case it never comes to the US, you may want to order now.