Ayumi Hamasaki looking as good as ever has updated her new mini-album “LOVE” – cover jackets and bonuses are official. This mini-album starts a 5-consecutive months of releases leading up to her 15-anniversary in April 2013. Included on the mini-album is new track “Song 4 u” which will be featured as theme song for game “Tales of Xillia 2”. Two additional new songs plus remixes push the number of tracks to 12. Mini-album “LOVE” hits stores November 8th – read on for the updated release details.
Ayumi Hamasaki will have 5 consecutive releases starting with mini-album “LOVE” all leading up to the 15-anniversary of her debut on April 8th 2013. The releases are scheduled to drop on the 8th day of each month which makes for releases on days other than the traditional Wednesday. No announcement yet on what she has planned for her anniversary date – could be a major venue live performance but nothing official.
Her new song “Song 4 u” debuted on September 23rd at the Tokyo Game Show 2012 held at Makuhari Messe and was greeted to enthusiastic cheers from “Tales of Xillia” fans. RPG Game “Tales of Xillia 2” is the 14th title in the Tales series of games and developed by Namco Bandai. The game will be released November 1st for Playstation 3.
The latest preview trailer for “Tales of Xillia 2” that features “Song 4 u” follows at end of report.
Mini-album “LOVE” comes in three editions which all share the same CD track list,
– Limited with bonus DVD that includes music video and making-of footage for “Song 4 u” and music video for new song “Melody”.
– Limited ‘Tales of Xillia 2’ themed version with cover jacket illustration from game. Comes with second jacket cover with game illustration and special code to download a game bonus. Version with bonuses only available until February 8th 2013.
– Regular CD-only.
*All editions come with a serial number card for bonuses when you purchase all 5 of her 15th anniversary 5-month consecutive releases (any edition). Application period will be March 8th-30th 2013 – no details on the possible bonuses.