So you would think that because we just had the location test for the newest installment of beatmania IIDX – beatmania IIDX 28 BISTROVER, that the support for the current version of the game, beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE would be starting to slow down, right? You would be absolutely wrong. Over the last two weeks, Konami has added seven new songs to the game and it really has me thinking if some of these songs that are being added now are from a different event that was supposed to be in the game but due to the circumstances with COVID-19, are being pushed out by other means now. Regardless, we have a bunch of songs to go over, so let’s take a look at what we have.
For starters, we have the newest track from the Weekly Bemani Super Rush 2020 event, which is an absolute banger of a song and that is Megalara Garuda from Jubeat Qubell.
[DRUMSTEP] Megalara Garuda / SYUNN
Next up, we have what seems to be one of the final unlocks for the Weekly Bemani Super Rush 2020 event for the Ichika side of the event, this song is also a banger. It’s got a really nice mix of electronic elements combined with your traditional Japanese sound.
[STYLISH CROSSOVER] 狂水一華 / BEMANI Sound Team “HuΣeR Vs. SYUNN” feat.いちか
With the Weekly Bemani Super Rush 2020 event seeming to come to a close, it seems that we only have a couple of songs left in that event. Also, today Konami started the 5th room for the Heroic Workout event which give us four new songs to unlock. This room contained a couple of surprises for me, especially with an out of left field nora2r track which absolutely slaps. This seems to be the final room for the Heroic Workout event as the final song unlocked contains the Heroic Verse logo on the song card as well as the genre of the song is “VERSE”. Let’s take a look at what you can unlock in room 5.
[NEO DIGITAL FUTURE] Advent Infamous / Blacklolita
Advent Infamous is another Blacklolita track that sounds very reminiscent of they’re other tracks in the game. This isn’t a bad thing, but I know that they’re much more diverse of an artist and would like to see those colors shine out a bit more.
[FREEFORM HARDCORE] GHOST / Hommarju
This is freeform. The intro of the song threw me off a bit because it didn’t sound anything like I would have expected it to. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a good freeform track in IIDX, and I will take this one with open arms.
[HARDCORE] Smashing Wedge / nora2r
nora2r is a name that has been rising in popularity in the Japanese underground hardcore scene. They’re extremely talented as an artist and have seen great success in Sound Voltex over the years and I’m happy to see them in IIDX. With this being their first song in beatmania IIDX, they came to the stadium swinging for the fences.
[VERSE] EROICA / BEMANI Sound Team “HERO”
In what seems to be the final song of the Heroic Workout event, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The song is great and the chart is unique with a very impressive usage of the hell charge notes. I wonder who BEMANI Sound Team “HERO” is though. Just listening to the song and how the chart is laid out, I would say HuΣeR, but I’m not too sure.
Last but not least, we have another song which was introduced at the BEMANI PRO LEAGUE ZERO live stream event the other day which took me by surprise. The track is the theme of BEMANI PRO LEAGUE ZERO.
[HARD STACC] Ypsilon / BEMANI Sound Team “setup”
So there you have it. Seven new songs in HEROIC VERSE which honestly I can’t really say rub me the wrong way. They’re all quite good to listen to, the charts are interesting, and it shows that there is still a bunch of quality tracks out there. With beatmania IIDX 28 BISTROVER on the horizon, I look forward to seeing what’s going to be happening in the near future.