Carry Your Data Over to Dream Club Zero
D3 outlines download content and more at Akihabara event. Plus, the Dream Club ad bus returns!
Dream Club took over Akihabara's Belle Salle event space on the 23rd as fans gathered to demo Xbox 360's upcoming Dream Club Zero ahead of its release this Thursday.
As detailed at 4Gamer and Famitsu.com, the masked Dream X Create Representative who serves as a spokesperson for Dream Club appeared at the event for a talk stage with the voice cast. The stage provided a couple of new details about the game.
One of the main attractions of the original Dream Club was download content. Sure enough, Zero will have lots of DLC of its own. Players can look forward to around 80 pieces of DLC. Those who purchased the original's download content will be able to carry most of it over to Zero.
In addition to stage events and demo kiosks, the event saw plenty of Dream Club sights and sounds, including Dream Club Portable "itasha" cars, plenty of girls in maid outfits, and a return of the Dream Club ad bus which circled the streets of Tokyo at the original's release. See the 4Gamer and Famitsu articles for pics.
D3 also took the opportunity to promote the Earth Defense Force series with playable kiosks of Earth Defense Forces 2 Portable and trailers for Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and the mysterious Earth Defense Forces 4 (the trailers looked like they may be the same ones that were shared late last year).
The event coincided with the reopening of Akihabara's "Pedestrian Heaven" event, a weekly Sunday event where the streets of the electronics capital are closed off to car traffic, allowing people to freely walk around. The Walkers Heaven event has been on hiatus since the 2008 Akihabara massacre. If you see television cameras in the vicinity of the Dream Club event, they may actually be for the Pedestrian Heaven reopening ceremony.
(Photo of the Dream Club ad bus comes from Akiba Blog. Go there for pictures of other ad busses, including one for "My LIttle Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute Portable", which also hits PSP on Thursday -- it's a big day for "that type" of game.)