With the game’s release just a few days away, SEGA revealed new details about Samba de Amigo: Party Central, including its StreamiGo! mode.
In case you missed it, Samba de Amigo: Party Central is a new rhythm game that might seem like an entirely new IP, but it’s actually a sequel to the first Samba de Amigo game that was released back in 1999 for the Dreamcast. What makes this different to other rhythm games is that it has motion-based controls. This means players will shake their Joy-Cons like maracas to the beat.
Previously, details about various game modes were shared. Now, SEGA revealed new info, specifically about the StreamiGo! mode.
About the SteamiGo! Mode
Samba de Amigo: Party Central features StreamiGo!, a mode where players can live out their influencer dreams as their goal is to complete challenges to gain followers. Specifically, StreamiGo! refers to the social media platform in the game’s world.
How it works is that players will be shown a bunch of influencers upon entering the mode. Players must then finish missions that are attached to each influencer, with each mission granting players a certain number of followers.
Each mission will feature their own tracks and difficulties. As players gain followers, their status as an influencer will change. Plus, the missions will feature an audience at the bottom left, with some cheering while others give donations.
Finally, the game mode features a Customization Shop where players can modify their character’s apperance.
To purchase customization items, they must be purchased with in-game currency that can be earned by playing the game.
As a bonus, players can even make their characters look like SEGA characters like Sonic or Puyo Puyo via paid DLC.
More Character Profiles
Aside from this new game mode, SEGA also revealed two new characters: Rudolph and Ravina.
First we have Rudolph, a dancer-slash-rapper who’s also a successful music producer and club manager. Though he is also secretly a food influencer.
Next is Rabbina, the most popular influencer in the world of Amigo. Aside from being an excellent dancer, she is also a notable model and is immensely popular among younger folks.
Finally, SEGA revealed two new stages: Streets and Livestream.
First is Streets which is described as:
“An area located on the outskirts of the city. While the crowd that normally gathers here is a rough and rowdy bunch, they are all music lovers who can set aside their differences whenever the tunes start playing.
The center has become a tourist attraction due to its graffiti art, which is produced by a master of the craft.”
Then there’s Livestream which is described as:
“An area in the city where celebrities and influencers gather. It is located in the depths of a facility dedicated for streaming. Rabbina hosts her livestreams from this facility.”
Samba de Amigo: Party Central will be released on the Nintendo Switch on August 30, 2023.
In related news, SEGA also recently shared info on the various DLC packs that will add new songs to the game.