One of the new game’s hardest, performed by Horie on YouTube.

Following the release of DJMax Technika Tune for the Vita in 2012, Neowiz shifted focus to mobile games, which are much easier to release internationally. 2012's DJMax Ray and 2013's DJMax Technika Q for iOS and Android took up a lot of the studio’s time and energy. “Our plan was to quickly release few titles on mobile and return to console development, but it took a lot longer than we initially expected,” said Baek.

But get back to console they did, and in a big way. DJMax Respect for the PlayStation 4 is meant to be a “culminating exclamation point in the series,” created to please all the fans who’ve stuck by the games. While it includes 40 completely new songs (including “Glory Days,” which has quickly become a favorite with fans), the main draw for long-time players is the 107 remastered favorites included on the disc, plus the promise of nearly every song that’s ever been featured in the series eventually being added as downloadable content.

I have to wait for the DJMAx Technika 3 DLC pack to play “Angel”. It’ll be worth it.

So eventually the the PlayStation 4 game will have all the songs fans love and all the music videos for those songs remastered in 1080P. That’s a game worth waiting for. Even if I didn’t.


DJMax Respect is now available for PlayStation 4 in North America for $49.99.