Nintendo Releases Mario Musical Trailer

Don’t get too excited. Nintendo isn’t releasing a musical Mario tour of sorts, but Super Mario Odyssey releases in just over two weeks, and the game’s musical impact has been vital to its success. With that in mind, Nintendo has released a new musical trailer, featuring the game’s theme song, “Jump Up, Super Star!”

Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.

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Spotify Headed to Xbox One

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After what seems like an eternity for Xbox users, it appears that Spotify is headed to Xbox One with an upcoming app. Pictures of Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) testing a Spotify app for Xbox One were spotted on Reddit earlier this week, and sources confirm that the app is set to release soon, as it is currently being tested internally.

The new Spotify app for Xbox will finally give users of Microsoft’s console access to the popular music streaming service, several years after the service became available on Sony’s family of PlayStation consoles.

Taiko no Tatsujin Getting an English Release

In a shocking announcement, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session is getting an English release on PlayStation 4 consoles! The series hasn’t seen an English release since Taiko Drum Master for the PlayStation 2 in 2004. The game features songs from the mega-hit “Your Name,” as well as Hatsune Miku, and even Doraemon.

The best part? They’re bringing over the entire bundle, as well as the PS4 Drum Controller to play the game on, as well. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session will be on sale later this year.

Here’s The Sonic Forces Theme Song

Sega has posted a minute and a half long snippet of the Sonic Forces theme song, titled “Fist Bump.” Douglas Robb, the lead singer of Hoobastank, wrote the lyrics for, and performs the song. In addition, Tomoya Ohtani composed and arranged it and Takahito Eguchi arranged the strings.

This was supposed to be something comical, but instead it sounds like a kick-ass anime opening theme song, with English vocals by the lead singer of Hoobastank, and I can’t complain. Sonic Forces releases on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC later this year.

DJMAX Respect Limited Edition and Release Date

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I haven’t covered any of DJMAX Respect up to this point, but this limited edition is beyond cool, and it forced my hand. The title is an upcoming rhythm-action game for PlayStation 4, which includes a comprehensive list of past songs from older DJMAX games, as well as a great selection of newer songs.

The Limited Edition (seen above) includes the game, an art book, a two-disc soundtrack, six pins, and a replacement cover with DJMAX Portable 1 & 2 on it. The game is set to release across Asia and Korea on July 28th, with worldwide release dates expected to be announced soon. Hit the jump for a look at some newly released songs for the game, as well.

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Super Mario Odyssey Theme

Nintendo has released the endlessly-catchy theme song that present in the new gameplay trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, and it’s something else. A big brass band plays, with some fantastic meta vocals by Pauline, the damsel-in-distress from the original Donkey Kong game, who just so happens to also be the mayor of New Donk City, the home of Odyssey.

Project Rap Rabbit in Development

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Rice Digital is reporting on a rumor that is too crazy to not be true. Not to mention an image (which you can find after the jump) that is supporting this wild claim. Apparently, legendary rhythm action developers Masaya Matsuura (PaRappa The Rapper), and Keiichi Yano (Gitaroo Man) are partnering for a new, currently unnamed project, codenamed Project Rap Rabbit.

The claim is supported by an image making the rounds with the two legendary characters respective hats (seen above) implying a partnership between the two. The image in question states in Japanese text, “Make Rhythm Action Great Again!” – and it certainly gives me hope that could happen with two of the most incredible game developers in history, pioneers of their genre, working together.

UPDATE: It’s official! Check out the video below for the announcement, and some motion artwork!

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