Space Channel 5 Returns on February 25th as Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash

Grounding Inc has announced that the long-awaited new entry into the Space Channel 5 franchise is releasing on February 25th, 2020 in North America, Central, and South America, and February 26th in Japan, Europe, and Oceania. Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! will be available as a PlayStation VR (PSVR) downloadable software at launch on the PlayStation Store for $39.99 USD (¥3980). This is the first standalone game from Sega’s music and dance-themed masterpiece franchise to be released in 18 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.

  • Release Date:
    • February 25, 2020, for North America, Central, and South America
    • February 26, 2020, for Japan Europe, and Oceania
  • Price: 39.99USD / 3980JPY
  • Modes
    • Story Mode: Join Channel 5 as a rookie reporter alongside Ulala
    • Arcade: Play an introductory mode recommended for VR beginners
    • Trial Dance: Play 100 dances in a row in this exercise and endurance mode
    • Viewing: Watch the story again through a third-person perspective and multiple camera angles
    • Friendopedia: View character biographies
    • Dressing Room: Change Ulala’s outfits as you unlock them through the game
    • Calories: Track the calories burnt during gameplay

Jim Smale

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