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PS Vita needs DJ MAX Portable 4, not Technika port

If you are a big fan of rhythm games and have already bought a Sony PS Vita, you are probably looking forward to the future arrival of one DJ Max Technika game, an arcade port from probably the best developer in this genre at the moment – Pentavision.

We’re a big fan of rhythmn games too. After pouring countless hours into the likes of DJ MAX Portable 1, 2, Black Square and Hot Tunes, the first appearance of a Technika game on a portable Sony console is a very big deal for DJ Max veterans.

For those of you that are not aware, DJ Max Technika is a touch version of the DJ Max series and the only way to play the game now is if you are lucky enough to live in an area where there is a DJ Max Technika arcade machine. For this reason alone, many DJ Max fans are yet to try DJ Max Technika, so the upcoming Vita release is going to be a great occassion for hardcore fans.

But we’re not 100% happy with the move – truth be told. We’re hearing that DJ Max Technika is being ported to the Vita straight from arcade, but we would rather see the Vita given a unique game that the brand new hardware deserves, and that could only come in the form of DJ Max Portable 4. DJ Max Technika is a game that is designed for touch only, but we would rather see a game that utilizes the buttons as well to mix it up a bit and give that touchscreen a bit of a rest from time to time – that screen is gorgeous after all.

We’re sure DJ Max Portable 4 is coming though, just not yet it seems. In the meantime, DJ Max Portable 3 is playable on the Vita from the US PSN store. It used to be up there for $40, but it seems the game has been given a discount and we picked it up for just $20 which is great value. The new 6.2T remix hard mode is proving to be a rather frustrating experience, but we wouldn’t have it any different.

Are you a big fan of the DJ Max Portable series? Let us know if you would rather see DJ Max Portable 4 on the Vita, rather than a port of DJ Max Technika.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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This is a poorly informed article. Pentavision has already announced that the game is NOT a direct port of the arcade (as a hardcore Technika player, it’s easy to see how that would be quite literally impossible because of the size of the vita.). The game is said to utilize the back touch screen a lot and plenty of other details that they have yet to announce. We are getting a unique game. I find it odd that this article asks for a unique game and then at the end asks for Portable 4. That would just be more of… Read more »

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