A new visual kei focused mobile rhythm game, EXTASY VISUAL SHOCK, will hit the market soon. It features members from legendary bands X Japan, LUNA SEA, and GLAY. During its pre-registration period, fans have a chance to win signed goods.
For the longest time, we’ve seen Japanese rhythm games come in many flavors, whether it is anime, Vocaloid, idols, or whatnot. But have these games been able to fully quench the Japanese rock soul in you? Or more specifically, the visual kei soul within you?
Now finally, visual kei fans can look forward to experiencing gaming while listening to the music they love in the mobile rhythm game EXTASY VISUAL SHOCK, or EXTAV for short.
Distributed by GREE Entertainment, EXTAV can be played free of charge on iOS and Android and features artists Yoshiki, Hisashi, Heath, Inoran, J, Jiro, Pata, Ryuichi, Sugizo, Takuro, Teru, and Shinya. More artists to come.
In the game, you can choose from a variety of interiors and instruments to decorate your room with, and also dress up cute avatars of the band members in a variety of outfits.
Moreover, throughout the game’s story and gameplay, we can also expect exclusive interviews and unreleased footage to be made available.
Following the footsteps of other rhythm games, in the first gameplay footage, we can see a music video playing in the background while the player strikes the notes. This one is LUNA SEA’s live performance of ROSIER from the “The Final Act Tokyo Dome” DVD.
Unfortunately, EXTAV is only available in Japan and naturally, the game itself is in Japanese. Although, like many of the region-blocked games on the App Store, and Google Play store, there are ways around it, wink wink.
EXTAV is currently promoting its pre-registration which runs from November 29 to December 5. By getting more people to pre-register, players will be rewarded with more perks when the game launches. These perks include items like gems and gacha tickets—in this case they’re called “Destiny Ticket”—which you can use for a chance to receive your favorite character in the game.
Social media giveaway campaign
The social media promotion campaign offers a chance to win signed shikishi boards (hardened paper boards) by the LUNA SEA members: vocalist Ryuichi, guitarist Sugizo, guitarist Inoran, bassist J, and drummer Shinya. On top of that, there’s a 5000 yen Amazon Japan gift card. A total of 55 winners will be randomly selected.
Like the game itself, it is limited to Japanese residents only and the submission period is set from November 29 to December 5.
About EXTASY VISUAL SHOCK
The “officially licensed” visual rhythm game is here!
We bring to you this unique experience where the artists’ past and present intersect.
- Amazing rhythm part featuring all live video and sound.
All the rhythm parts are produced with live videos and sound, and there are many famous songs from three bands!
- Over 3 hours of original images, including new footage.
The story part of the game includes exclusive interviews where the bands talk about their legend and future. It’s a unique experience that is not to be missed.
- Plenty of items to decorate your room with.
You can choose from a variety of interiors and instruments to decorate your room with, and also dress up cute avatars of the band members in a variety of outfits.