Now, Lady Gaga And Gwen Stefani Are In A Square Enix Game, Too

By Ishaan . July 3, 2013 . 11:00am

Groove Coaster Zero, Square Enix and Taito’s rhythm game for iOS devices, is getting a “Global Hits” track pack of additional levels.



The Global Hits track pack will mark the debut of western music artists in Groove Coaster Zero. The artists that will be included to the game are: Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga and LMFAO. Here are the songs you’ll find in the Global Hits pack:


“What You Waiting For?” by Gwen Stefani

“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

“Poker Face” and “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga


The Global Hits pack for Groove Coaster will cost $4.99.

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  • Go2hell66

    Was expecting something FFXIII-3 related lol

  • Neophoton

    I was nearly expecting something along the lines of Gackt and Dirge of Cerberus.

  • JustThisOne

    Damn! xD You got me good. I was seriously expecting some kind of cameo or reference in one of their RPGs.

    I mean, how cool would it be to have some Gaga suits in XV/XIV? *shot*

  • Pretty sweet looking rhythm game.

  • Just Tim

    Hm, I wonder how Square Enix landed Universal Music Group artists to Taito, especially now that UMG just bought out EMI…

    Hey, at least it ain’t Japan-ONLY AVEX!

  • Is it sad that the first thing I jumped to when reading the title of this article was more DLC clothes for Lightning?

    That said at least the game looks cool.

    • I thought it too. Thought my heart would die a little till I read the article.

    • TheHolypopeofgaming

      Lightening would look pretty hot as Gaga

  • Wait what

    I’m pretty sure we’re all a little bit disappointed that this isn’t about Lady Gaga in Lightning Returns. Even if you aren’t, you actually are.

    • Guest

      There’s always Outfit DLC.

      Nothing is more intimidating than Lightning decked out in raw meat!

      • I could say something to this, but I won’t lol

  • Barrylocke89

    I’m actually a huge fan of Groove Coaster Zero, and it’s probably my most consistently played iOS game on my iPhone. The visuals are very sharp as you can see in the video, and the “steps” in the game are achieved just by tapping anywhere on the screen, with occasional holds and swipes.

    Also the music selection is pretty solid.There’s at least 20 free songs, with additional songs purchasable through DLC (the packs are usually 4 songs for 5 bucks like the global pack in the article, and individual songs are 2 dollars.Sometimes they have sales on packs as well).

    Besides the new Pop songs that got uploaded, there’s a lot of techno style songs and songs from Taito games (mainly their more recent Space Invader releases). And if any of you guys are vocaloid fans, there’s actually over 25 Vocaloid songs on Groove Coaster Zero (though it’s all DLC). The game actually got me more interested in Vocaloids, even though I’ve never really cared about them before.

    Anyways, I’m pretty pleased about these new tracks. It’s not my style, but hopefully the tracks will get a little more western interest into this rhythm game. Also, I had no clue that Square Enix was involved in this game, I thought it was only Taito Corp. that handled it.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Square Enix’s name doesn’t even appear at the end of the trailer with all the trademark and copyright stuff, so I’d guess their involvement was no more than it’s been in Taito’s other titles.

      • Syltique

        They had 3 of their main composers contribute tracks for the game and the OST.

        • Solomon_Kano

          That so? So more than the usual, actually. Who were the 3?

          • Syltique

            Masashi Hamauzu (FFX, XIII, XIII-2, LR)
            Mitsuto Suzuki (3rd Birthday, XIII-2, LR)
            Takeharu Ishimoto (FF Type-0, KH, Dissidia)

            Each contributed one track. I really like Hamauzu’s but the other two aren’t that great. You will simply not believe the one Suzuki turned in lol. It’s … pretty different!

          • Solomon_Kano

            Hm. I might have to check out the OST.

    • Square handles marketing and PR for the game. They own Taito, and so they’re in charge of all promotion and so on. They really want people to know that they’re associated, too, since all of their PR points out that Taito is a wholly owned subsidiary.

      • Barrylocke89

        I see. Well hopefully we’ll see news about this spread in a few locations between Squeenix’s apparent commitment to shore up their mobile side and the fact that it’s the first western mainstream artists to show up on the games tracklist.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha I first thought Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani were somehow going to be antagonists in the new Lightning Returns game, ala Gackt from Crisis Core. That would have been… odd.

  • TheExile285


  • —___—

    I don’t know why I was expecting them to actually be IN the game. lol

    • AndyLC

      yep, only Gackt is cool enough to be in a S-E game

  • David Bruno

    Scared the hell out of me. Almost swore off SQE games for life.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Lightning in Squall’s outfit. Now that would be badass. ^^

  • Syltique

    The best song is at the end. Shooting Star by Hamauzu. The game looks really fun honestly. I’ve had the OST for a while. Hamauzu, Suzuki, and Ishimoto all have tracks on it, as well as Hosoe the composer of Virtue’s Last Reward.’

  • xxx128

    i remember times when people gave you funny looks when you told them you were into video games. With all due respect but letting greedy birds like Sony and Microsoft ruined everything gaming.

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