VOEZ: details (controls, no TV mode, languages), teaser video, and screens

Today, Flyhigh Works sent a press release to share some more details about VOEZ, a rhythm game releasing on the Nintendo Switch at launch, in Japan. There’s also a teaser trailer, and some more screenshots, to be found below.

Let’s start with a pretty important detail, revealed/confirmed on the official website: the game does not offer “traditional” controls using buttons, and as such, it cannot be played in TV mode since you need the touchscreen to play it. This makes it the first (and most definitely not the last) Handheld Mode-only game on the Nintendo Switch, though it’s unlikely there will be too many of them.

The official website also reveals that the game will be playable in the following languages:

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Korean

What this means is that, by using a Nintendo Account set to Japan, you will be able to download and play this game in English on your European or North American console. Obviously, there’s no doubt Circle Ent. will also release the game in Europe and North America later down the line, especially since English is already an option in the Japanese version.

About the game systems, the press release from Flyhigh Works reveals that each song can be played in three difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, and Hard. There are over 100 songs in this version of the game, and they’re all available for free (unlike the mobile version, which has IAP). There’s also a couple of exclusive tracks (such as Ascension, by Xi), including some to be added after launch via free updates.

As far as gameplay goes, it’s pretty straightforward: you have various lanes, and notes dropping down those lanes. You have to tap, hold, or swipe the notes with the right timing, depending on the type of notes. Also, the lanes moves and shift around along with the music, so you have to keep your eyes peeled to avoid mistakes.

About the various types of notes:

  • Tap: you need to tap those. Simple as that;
  • Hold: you need to tap and hold on those notes;
  • Slide: you need to slide your finger on those notes, though you can also tap them if you want. What’s special about those notes is that they appear in quick succession, and so it’s easier to simply slide your finger over those (as you can see in the screenshots below);
  • Swipe: you have to swipe your finger on the screen in the indicated direction, when the notes overlap with the bar at the bottom of the screen.

VOEZ also features a Diary: if you meet the conditions (ie: missions you have to complete), you can unlock new chapters for the story, allowing you to learn more about the band members.

The members from the game’s story are:

  • Jaku (born on July 7th, Cancer): Vocals
  • Yuuko Sasaki (born on October 27th, Scorpio): Bass
  • Rou (born on December 16th, Saggitarius): Drums
  • Kai (born on August 22nd, Leo): Guitarist
  • Jessy (born on January 13th, Capricorn): Guitar, Vocals
  • Shansahn (born on October 10th, Libra): Keyboard

Finally, here’s a teaser trailer and some screenshots:

VOEZ (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 3rd in Japan.

Source: 4Gamer


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