We already know about a lot of the Scrapped Songs in BEMANI games. But, over the years there have also been scrapped games.
This list is here to point out various BEMANI-related titles that were cancelled. In this case, this list can include international versions of already established games that never saw the light of day, or brand-new games that never took off at all.
This page is under HEAVY construction.
- 1 beatmania
- 2 beatmania IIDX
- 3 DanceDanceRevolution
- 4 Karaoke Revolution
- 5 KEYBOARDMANIA
- 6 ParaParaParadise
- 7 RAP FREAKS
- 8 おといろは
beatmania 7thMIX + THE FINAL
Press releases around 2003/2004 mentioned the planned home release of the final titles of the original 5-Key series as one package on PS2 (probably alongside porting the beatmania III songs and using III THE FINAL's engine). However, despite the listing, nothing past the notice was publically found.
beatmania USA sequel
While never officially confirmed, KONAMI indicated at the time of beatmania's launch that if the game was successful enough, a sequel might have been planned. Despite rumors about poor sales numbers, it was actually negative feedback against the game that caused KONAMI to cancel any further US games in the series.
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD US arcade version
In March 2007, KONAMI tried out an English version of beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD across various Dave & Buster's locations in the U.S., in attempts to rally up enough interest in an U.S. arcade release. Nothing ever came out of it afterwards. The English assets for beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD later appeared as unused images in beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS (along with English screens for the e-AMUSEMENT Login and Mode Select screens from DJ TROOPERS).
Dancing Stage Solo
Unused graphics for an European release of DanceDanceRevolution Solo BASS MIX can be found on the DanceDanceRevolution Solo 2000 data, including warning screens on English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
Dancing Stage SuperNOVA2 (arcade)
The European arcade version of DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 never made it to Europe, due to Sony's refusal of letting the original Japanese PlayStation 2 into European territories. While Europe did receive a PlayStation 2 Dancing Stage title under that name, it was nothing more than a stripped-down version of the North American PlayStation 2 SuperNOVA2 CS game, with only one new license and most of the North American licenses removed.
DanceDanceRevolution Mobius (iOS)
A title for the iPod, developed by Leviathan Games. The website of artist Colton Hoerner shows a mock-up screenshot of how the game would have looked.
DanceDanceRevolution New Moves
A Japanese version of DanceDanceRevolution (2010) for the PS3.
DanceDanceRevolution (2014) US version
A location test for DanceDanceRevolution (2014) was held at various Round 1 and Dave & Buster's locations in California during the summer of 2015. The game had its interface translated into English, and included eAMUSEMENT support. Although the location test was a success, the game's release was cancelled following the announcement of DanceDanceRevolution A, which was released instead.
Karaoke Revolution BEMANI series selection
Karaoke Revolution BEMANI series selection (カラオケレボリューション BEMANIシリーズセレクション) is a cancelled Japan-only entry in the Karaoke Revolution series, focusing entirely on BEMANI songs. Most of the 70 songs planned were ones with Japanese vocals, though a few English and French songs were also planned. It was announced on November 11th, 2004 via KONAMI's Custom Factory page. Due to lack of interest, Karaoke Revolution BEMANI series selection was cancelled on February 8th, 2005.
A list of the planned songs can be found here.
KONAMI announced back in 2002 the possibility of a 4th KEYBOARDMANIA game exclusively for the PlayStation 2. Nothing came out of it afterward.
A deluxe version of ParaParaParadise that had support for three players, a widescreen display and an upgraded sound system. The song list was identical to the regular version. Only a single cabinet was made, and was used by KONAMI at trade shows to promote the game.
A cancelled BEMANI arcade game about rapping. Players would put on gloves that served as sensors to play. Gameplay revolved around hitting pads on the machine and clapping. There was also an effect slider similar to the one found on beatmania IIDX cabinets. The sound director would have been TOMOSUKE. A few location tests were held in 1999, but the game was quietly cancelled. A few pictures of the machine and fliers exist, along with an archived page announcing the location test.
Read as "Otoiroha", the game was similar to SOUND VOLTEX in terms of gameplay, with four transparent buttons over the screen, like jubeat, and two sliders on the side of the cabinet that needed to be slid into certain positions, much like the knobs of SOUND VOLTEX. The game was revealed at JAEPO 2016 alongside ノスタルジア, but no news about it was heard afterwards, and KONAMI quietly cancelled the game later that year. (ノスタルジア, despite being marketed as the minor release of the two - and initially not even part of the BEMANI family - ended up being fully developed, and was released on March 1st, 2017.)
As of January 31st, 2017, on the eAMUSEMENT app, Otoiroha's character image tag and the ability to select the game series as a favorite were removed without an announcement. While the website is still up for the game, it hasn't been updated since its reveal. It's currently unknown what will happen to the few originals made for the game.
According to Yoshihiko Koezuka at JAEPO 2017, the game is not cancelled yet but it's undecided if development has to be resumed or not.