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Band Brothers P

Nintendo’s rhythm game/music creation tool Band Brothers P might have bombed big time at retail, but it seems that they’re still trying to push sales and increase the player base with this new version of the title. The cheaper ‘Debut’ edition has the same rhythm gameplay as the original, but certain features like the music composer are unavailable, while others like the recording feature are locked behind a paywall. Better pony up fifteen of the game’s virtual currency, tomatoes (around eight US dollars), if you want to make your own creepy Vocaloid character.

Previously this version was only available via a download code from those who already owned the full version, but as of today it’s up on the eShop for everyone (in Japan, at least). At 200 yen it’s not quite free to play, but it comes with an extra set of five songs that weren’t included with the retail version: Dragon Night, Senbonzakura, Mondai Girl, 360 degrees and SHINING LINE. Like the original game, any extra songs need to be bought with tomatoes, but you can play with others online even if you don’t own the same songs.

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“Radio Shopping” is the latest feature to be added to Band Brothers P in Japan. Players can purchase special songs and vocaloid characters, and Nintendo has kicked things off with medleys for Fire Emblem Awakening, Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. Each one of these songs come with special background videos.

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Nintendo is working on a new update for Band Brothers P, which will introduce a variety of new features. In the future, players will be able to play with friends directly online. Further interface updates are planned as well.

Shortly after last week’s Japanese Nintendo Direct, Band Brothers P owners were able to begin uploading their musical efforts to YouTube through the Suppon H?s? Channel (Suppon Broadcasting Channel). Nintendo also sent out a free eShop app that allows for Download Play.

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