Back in the middle of February, Konami opened the first round of Arena Mode on beatmania IIDX 28 BISTROVER. Arena Mode was a breath of new life into the beatmania IIDX series, as it was the first time that players could battle each other without having to be at the same arcade. Today, Konami has started the second round of Arena Mode.
Unchanged from previous versions of the title, Arena Mode takes four players from random locations across the world or locally in the same game center and pits them against each other in a battle for supremacy. Each win nets a player a predetermined number of points. These points stack up and allow the player to progress through ranks topping out at the rank of A1, which trust me, is nothing but the top players in the game. I am currently ranked A5 and I struggle to even get in the top two, even though I have been playing beatmania IIDX for 17 years.
In the first round of Arena Mode players could unlock one revival song for the game with a Leggendaria chart, and a new Leggendaria chart for ‘Be Quiet’. The second round of Arena Mode will allow players to unlock the following;
ROCK / Buffalo / good-cool feat. Hideo Suwa [Leggendaria]
ESOTERIC SLOWCORE / Ganymede / 玄武 [Leggendaria]
So, there you have it, two brand new Leggendaria charts to sink your teeth into. Since Arena mode kicked off on BISTROVER, we have gotten four new Leggendaria charts, and we should probably get getting a handful more before the game is complete.