We have known about the existence of Pentavision Global’s DJ Max Technika 2 game for some time now but it wasn’t 100% clear as to whether the game would be getting a US release or not. The first DJ Max Technika didn’t garner huge sales in the US but it did see big player support online, such as we saw with the Arcade Heroes Game of the Year 2009 poll.
Pentavision Global has cleared everything up for us by issuing a press release that shows that DJ Max Technika 2 will in fact be making a debut at IAAPA in Orlando, FL next month at the Pentavision Global booth. It does appear that the company who was in charge of the first DJ Max Technika in the US, PM Studios is not involved here as they are not mentioned in the press release nor in the brochure. I wondered about that when we heard news of Pentavision merging with Pipeline Games Inc. a short time ago to create a stronger presence for the company in the US.
As we see from the brochure, the game has new modes, new songs (up to 110), 2 player support (including a Duo Mixing mode), improved online support and IC card support. Perhaps with the improved features and stronger backing by the parent company the game will see stronger sales in the US but I believe that it will come down to having a better price than the first game (which was selling for around $10k). I will be at IAAPA to get some video of this game in action and to try it out, along with getting a glimpse at anything else that Pentavision Global brings along.
DJ Max Technika 2 will be release in Japan in December(players are saying that it was released in Korea in June). Chances are that it will also see a December US release now but we will find out for sure at IAAPA.