Gust Makes Streaming WiiWare Sound Station

By Spencer . June 1, 2009 . 6:09pm

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Like Gust’s games? Like the music in those games? Game Sound Station might be for you. This WiiWare app gives users access to a library of music from a range of Gust titles like Ar Tonelico and Mana Khemia 2.

 

It costs 1,000 Wii Points ($10) to purchase the application. Along with the Game Sound Station you get access to Atelier Series Vocal Collection Volkslied and Atelier Series & Mana Khemia Vocal Collection Volkslied 2. If you want to listen to more music you need to purchase a subscription ticket. The service costs 300 Wii Points ($3) for one day, 500 Wii Points ($5) for three days, and 1,000 Wii Points ($10) for one month. CDs from Gust, Team Entertainment, Frontier Works, Supersweep, and Hats Unlimited will be online for you to stream. So far the list of CDs are mostly soundtracks to Gust published games with the exception of the Agarest: Generations of War which is from Compile Heart.

 

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While streaming music users can adjust reverb, echo, and chorus. If you’re listing to a vocal song you can gloss over the lyrics too. Gust should make this compatible with a USB microphone so users can sing along to the Ar Tonelico 2 theme song.

 

Game Sound Station is scheduled for release on June 9 in Japan, and given all the licensing issues this will probably stay in Japan.

 

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  • Hero of Legend

    You know I’m kind of torn about what the results will be if this sells well.

    Will that just convince them to make a sequel to this of sorts, or will they actually make an RPG for Wii retail?

    You never know what’s going on with a company’s plans when a casual game is their first game on a platform. :/

  • Dais

    This is certainly an interesting concept, and reminds me of back in the age of the PC-88 and PC-98 when companies would occasionally release software that was just sound tests for their most popular games.

  • Waru

    Really? For the Wii? Considering a considerable amount of the Atelier games are on playstation consoles and that both Ar Tonelico games are on PS2 is this really the console Gust should be going after?

    • lostinblue

      why not? it’s the market leader by far; they should be focusing on that and if anything they should be doing way more than this.

      And that said, you must not be aware of Atelier Rorona.

      • CleruTesh

        Is Rorona coming to Wii? I thought it was PS3 exclusive.

        • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

          Rorona is a PS3 exclusive.

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