Lumines II stripped down in Japan


After four extra months of waiting Namco Bandai released Lumines II in Japan. The licensed song list has been floating around the internet and it is missing a couple songs. “Regret” from New Order, "Lose Control" by Missy Elliot and Beck’s “Black Tambourine” are notably absent. Gwen Stefani’s awkwardly included song, “Hollaback Girl” and the Black Eye Peas (according to the official Lumines II JP site, the Black Eyed Pears) “Pump It” made the cut. The main addition is a “Konomama” from Def Tech, a Japanese hip hop song. It’s obvious that licensing issues got in the way of bringing New Order’s skin to Japan, but the list is also missing music from Mondo Grosso and BoA. The 2006 E3 build had “Everything is Love” as the first skin when you played the demo and since Lumines II was taking so long to come to Japan I was betting it would have a different set of skins. It’s not the case and the USA release from Buena Vista Games is clearly the "complete" version unless you want the Def Tech skin. Now where can we track down the E3 build…

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