The time has come. KONAMI has announced the first event (of hopefully many) for beatmania IIDX 28 BISTROVER. BISTROVER was released in Japanese arcades a little over a month ago, and players have gotten a feel for the game and its new systems, even if most of them are just front-facing features. The title of the event, ‘BISTRO LANDING‘, shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to anyone given the name of the title being a combination of bistro and rover with the title of the event spanning both words.
The announcement of BISTRO LANDING is the first of the events that will be happening for BISTROVER and is the traditional ‘year-long event’ that sees the event spanning a full year with a variety of different ‘locations’ appearing every month (and a half, sometimes). These are the same style events that we’ve seen with CANNONBALLER‘s Air Race, ROOTAGE‘s Arc Score, and HEROIC VERSE’s SHADOW REBELLION events. Personally, I feel that some of the best songs that are in the game come from the year-long events rather than the songs we get from the standard events. I know some people will call me crazy for thinking that.
BISTRO LANDING kicks off on 10 December 2020 and will be the first location of many that we will be traveling to in order to unlock new songs to play in the game. It will be really interesting to see if the songs will be themed based on location, or if they’re just going to be random songs that are chosen for a specific location.
Now that we’re in the season of events starting in the game, hopefully, sooner rather than later, we’ll see the full event unlock system come into play and that is when BISTROVER will start to get really fun.