Beat Arena is Konami’s new virtual reality rhythm game that differentiates itself from the highly popular competition with a very unique and cool idea.

Konami’s Beat Arena VR game is a band simulation. While you swing dual lightsabers at must-hit flying boxes to the beat of various rhythms in Beat Saber, in Beat Arena, you will be playing virtual guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, or drums. If you have some other friends with Quest headsets, then you can combine forces and rock out as a complete band.

Beat Arena
Beat Arena

According to the Beat Arena launch trailer, the virtual reality game will abstract from the real instruments to different degrees. For instance, you will be playing the keyboard by hitting roughly divided areas of the keyboard with your hands. The same applies when it comes to playing the guitar. The drums will be a little more authentic as you will be hitting the virtual drums with sticks.

Some Jam Session with Yourself

Players in Beat Arena will first create an avatar. This is also important as they can record their performances including body movements. This can come in handy in multiple ways. For instance, as a result of the replay mode, you can later watch your recordings and marvel at your own performance from different perspectives and then share this with other Beat Arena players.

On the other hand, it is also possible to import previous performances into new gigs. If there isn’t enough quorum for a jam session, you can easily fill out the missing band members with avatar copies of either yourself or your friends.

The recording function is a great idea thanks to the head and hand tracking as you can express yourself better in virtual reality than in a screen game so making music in Beat Arena has more of the performance character.

Beat Arena PC Version to Follow Soon

Beat Arena originally debuted in Asia and has now made a jump to Oculus Quest 2. As Western audiences are unlikely to be familiar with most of the Japanese pop music in the VR game, ten new English songs have been added to the soundtrack with additional tracks set to follow.

Like in other virtual reality games, Beat Arena has a leaderboard that players can use to measure their performances against those of their friends.

Beat Arena is currently available for purchase in the Quest Store with a SteamVR version of the game set to follow shortly.

Below is a list of Beat Arena songs available at launch: –

  1. Accord – BEMANI Sound Team Sound Team “HuΣeR” feat.Fernweh
  2. WONDER TRIP – dadaco
  3. Cajuput – BEMANI Sound Team “Yvya”
  4. *NEW* BLACK JACKAL (GITADORA Style) – Akira Complex with BEMANI Sound Team
  5. *NEW* Brazilian Anthem – Berimbau ‘66
  6. Clowing Folly – KanadeYUK
  7. *NEW* DEADMAN’S BED – Rotten Blotch
  8. Drastic Your Dream – Ryo Shirasawa feat. Mizuho Yasuda
  9. DREAMING-ING!! – Tokimeki Idol project
  10. Fat Snail – NECOMATA MODIFY SALVATION feat. Hinata Shishido
  11. *NEW* Fly Far Bounce – Nekomata_master (GITADOROCK by Mutsuhiko Izumi)
  12. *NEW* Fuego – GITADORA EDITION – BEMANI Sound Team “Yvya”
  13. Just Believe – Kanako Kotera
  14. LEMON & SALT – Hideyuki Ono x 96 x Yoshihiko Koezuka
  15. *NEW* Mannequin – Sis Bond Chit
  16. Murmur Twins (guitar pop ver.) – yu_tokiwa.djw merge scl.gtr
  17. Raspberry – Yoshihiko Koezuka
  18. *NEW* Reaching for the Stars – serena
  19. Real – L Size NoYume – MAKI
  20. *NEW* SEA ANEMONES – Jimmy Weckl
  21. Sweet Feelin’ – Honey latte
  22. *NEW* Take My Hand – Maria Eva with Dream Swing Kingdom
  23. TAKE YOU AWAY – SHIN feat. MiA & BEMANI Sound Team “asaki”
  24. Quilt – Des-Sana + wpt9
  25. *NEW* green leaf syndrome – red glasses feat. oka satoshi
  26. Gensouka – Kanako Hoshino
  27. Hatashijou – ATSUMI UEDA
  28. Black Hole – Megumi Tatsumi feat. Hiroaki Sano
  29. Peppermint Wa Watashi No Teki -Yu Tokiwa
  30. Hoshihuri – Sana
  31. Hane Naki Shojo Uta – Junjou Discord (Innocent Discord)
  32. Kikagakuteki Trickster – DJ Genki feat. SHIN from HYPERNOVA With Mitsuyo
  33. Mikeneko Rock n’ Roll – MAJISKA
  34. Shonen Ripples – Yu Tokiwa
  35. Jousou Dystopia – mami
  36. Fuurin Hanabi – BEMANI Sound Team “Gekidan Record” feat. Yura Mari
  37. Matenrou No Tokuiten〜Anti; HERO – Junjou Discord (Innocent Discord)
  38. Yume Ni Tsuite TYPE C – Hideyuki Ono feat. Hiromi Okamoto
  39. Koi No Melody – SARAH
  40. Rin To Shite Saku Hana No Gotoku – BENIIRO RITOMASU
  41. Oboro – GITADOROCK by Yamato
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