Grounding Inc. announced that Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! will release for PlayStation 4 on February 25-26.
Space Channel 5 VR will be available for $39.99 USD/¥3980. The game is a PlayStation VR downloadable software via the PlayStation Store. It marks the first standalone title from the Space Channel 5 franchise in over 18 years. The series also recently celebrated its 20th anniversary on December 16, 2019.
The game features original development team members who returned to work on the new title. The game is set in a premier space TV station “Space Channel 5” in the 25th century.
As for the story, this time around the player takes on the role of a rookie who follows the senior reporter Ulala. This involves plenty of dancing, posing, and grooving while holding PlayStation Move motion controllers.
In addition to returning cast, we’ll be introduced to new characters and new stages in Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!
The English voice cast features Cherami Leigh as Ulala while Tom Clarke-Hill returns as Jaguar. Voice actors include the following:
- Ulala: Cherami Leigh
- Jaguar: Tom Clarke-Hill
- Kell: Cassandra Lee Morris
- Bello: Ratana
- Soon-Soon: Mari Suffiad
- Glitter: Greg Chun
- ?: Megan Taylor Harvey
- ??: D.C. Douglas
Grounding also notes to keep an eye out for surprise appearances from returning characters.
Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! will release for PlayStation VR in North America on February 25, 2020. It will release the next day, February 26, in Japan and Europe. It’s been a while since we saw anything new from the game, but we did get a glimpse during PlayStation State of Play’s VR game highlight reel last September.