Bakumatsu Rock: Super Soul Coming To PlayStation Vita

By Spencer . June 27, 2014 . 2:33am

image It looks like Marvelous is porting their PSP music game, Bakumatsu Rock, to PlayStation Vita. A listing for Bakumatsu Rock: Super Soul popped up in Rakuten, but was quickly taken down.


The Vita version is slated for release on September 25 and will include a drama CD as a bonus. A limited edition with an original video animation, special box, and a priority ticket sales for a Bakumatsu Rock live event will also go on sale.


While Xseed passed on releasing Bakumatsu Rock in the West, this series is starting to grow into a new franchise for Marvelous. Beyond the PSP game, there is a Bakumatsu Rock anime series and manga.

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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Seems the tradition continues with psp games announced to get animes then an a vita version comes (amnesia, norn9, etc). Hopefully this games makes its way here, it has such great merch support.

    • Neppygear

      XSeed actually had some valid reasons as for why localising this wouldn’t be viable, sadly. Something about how the story’s text boxes are set up in a way that wouldn’t work -at all- in English.

      • Engi3Piece

        if it’s a vita upgrade, they may change some of the visuals including the text boxes, but that just hopeful thinking……

      • Luis Camargo

        If its hard coded text, English translation would be almost impossible. Hopefully they are developing this new Vita version while thinking about the possibilities of releasing it on the west.

  • Armageddon

    hope so too. However for some reason japanese games in general a mostly getting bashed in the USA in some post i saw

  • mintea

    Not really great news to those who already own the PSP one *points to self*
    Hopefully, there’ll be new content to warrant another purchase because I really love this series.

  • Hours Left

    Maybe this Vita version will be easier to localize…

    • darke

      Not so much more easy, but it’s not on a dead system so it’ll probably be more likely.

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