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Elite Beat Agents 2 is the sequel to 2006's Nintendo DS rhythm game Elite Beat Agents. Released on November 6, 2016. Ten years after the original for Nintendo 3DS.
Agents are GO-ING to release a new game this fall.
(Bill Trinen in the August 2016 Nintendo Direct Mini)

Elite Beat Agents 2
Developer(s) INIS
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s) Rhythm
Release Date(s)
25px-Flag of Japan November 4, 2016
25px-Flag of USA November 4, 2016
25px-Flag of Europe November 11, 2016
25px-Flag of Australia November 11, 2016
Single-player, Multiplayer, Online
Age Rating(s)
PEGI: 12+


Media Included 3DS card


The core gameplay remains the same as the original popping numbered balloons in a variety of ways, to complement the now 3D comic book artstyle.

The play mechanics involve performing one of three actions with the stylus in various combinations. 

Hit Markers - Operated by tapping numbered circles. 

Phrase Markers - Operated by tapping and holding the stylus on a ball within a circle while following it along a path.  

Spin Markers - Operated by spinning the stylus around the on-screen disc until bars on both sides light up.

Quicktime Markers - Now quicktime events have been added into the story to change the narrative as well as missing balloons can hinder completion of a song and its story.

The more markers achieved (especially in a row) the higher the end grade in A to E system. A song can end if no combos are reached with a string of note missed. S is a perfect rank. Unlike the first game, each grade has a name.



Beat That


Did It


Each stage has three possible ends to a story, though always striving for the best ending will help progress and unlock the next stage.


As well as returning four-player wireless local multi-cart play, the game features the same mode as online multiplayer via Nintendo Network.


Each song undergoes their own personal stories, but overall the main plot journeys the aged Agents reunite, (who had since the original disbanded) to save the world from exaggerated problems. As the agents complete a song successfully, they earn more of their fame meter before taking on a cyberspace attack to their website, now the platform the Agents are commonly contacted by.


The game features 20 main songs from the Western World, one from the original Ouendan game and one returning from the previous Elite Beat Agents as well as two other post-game bonus songs.

Image Song Original Artist Performed By Year Story
Beach Boys - I Get Around I Get Around The Beach Boys Original 1964 A holidaygo-er wants to get on his flight with his dog, he is not allowed on the seat with him, crisis peaks when he has lost his case with his beloved dog inside, and he must be reunited travelling across the world to find it.
Elton John - Rocket Man Rocket Man Elton John Original 1972 An Astronaut is searching for life on planets as well as a fuel source before his rocket fuel runs out.
Paul McCartney & Wings-Band on the Run album cover Band on the Run Paul McCartney and Wings Original 1973 A boyband very reminiscent of The Beatles try to escape the dedication of their fans. Enter the Elite Beat Divas as their roadies and guards.
5099951247652 1300x1300 300dpi Hooked on A Feeling Blue Swede Original 1974 Currently unsure but if you <insert your name here> have an idea then edit it in or hit me up [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|t]]∣[[User blog:{{{1}}}|b]]∣[[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|c]])
Bowie Fame Fame David Bowie The Claypool Lennon Delirium 1974 The Agents start up their own website but they themselves need help from a technician as their website overloads with followers.
Electric light orchestra-livin thing s 13 Livin Thing Electric Light Orchestra Original 1976 The Agents help is crossing species! Birds are migrating south for the winter, though the terrain is foggy and dangerous. There are just some obstacles that only the Agents can clear.
Inthenavy2 In the Navy The Village People Original 1979 The Agents are tasked to perform on a navy cruise liner to raise spirits.
MI0003762332 Don't You Want Me The Human League Original 1981 A mysterious woman calls for the help of the agents, only to keep playing tricks on them. Catch her and find out what she wants.
41CBFNTDHWL I Can't Help Falling in Love With You UB40 k-os 1993 Agent Morris falls in love with the mysterious woman Agent X but things are rather unrequited after organising a first date. Wingmen are GO!
Blur song 2 CD1 Song 2 Blur Kevin Ridel 1997 A boy against all odds enters a national skateboarding competition and determined to win.
5106KS3987L The 88 Coming Home Original 2005 A hard-working professional is coming home to visit her family, but who said it'd be easy getting there?
You&#039;re Gonna Go Far, Kid You're Gonna Go Far, Kid The Offspring The Subways ft. Jason Paige 2008 A child has been very laxidasical at school all year, but its finals season now and your Mum won't allow you not to get your act together.
Katy Perry Hot N Cold Hot N Cold Katy Perry Butterfly Boucher 2008 A woman wrestles with the temperature of outdoors and indoors in all seasons, but she just seem can't get the right temperature.
Marina and the Diamonds - I Am Not a Robot I Am Not A Robot Marina and the Diamonds Original 2010 A humanoid tries to be accepted as a robot in city life, but finds acceptance closer to home - another robot that acts human.
Coldplay - Paradise Paradise Coldplay Original 2011 An African naturist tries to protect a nature reserve from being polluted.
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen Angela Michael 2011 A girl forgets to give her phone number to another girl she liked and can't muster up the courage to do so.
The All-American Rejects - Beekeeper&#039;s Daughter Beekeeper's Daughter The All-American Rejects I Set My Friends on Fire 2012 From a Bee's perspective. A Bee wants the honey queen to notice him.
Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance (Official Single Cover) Shut Up and Dance Walk the Moon Jason Paige 2014 Currently unsure but if you <insert your name here> have an idea then edit it in or hit me up [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|t]]∣[[User blog:{{{1}}}|b]]∣[[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|c]])
LunchMoney Lewsi Bills Red Bills Lunchmoney Lewis Original 2015 A Dad is trying to save money around the house and must stop is family from costing them more money by shopping, using energy or destroying their house.
Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) The Raspberries Original 1974 Its now or never. The Agents enter the internet to win their website back and the worlds affection. They're gonna be an Overnight Sensation.

Additionally the game features 3 bonus post-game songs that do not add to the overall story of the game. These are.

Image Song Original Artist Performed By Year Story
61WxR 65g9L. SX300 Pokemon Indigo League Theme Jason Paige Original 1998 The Agents help a Pokemon Trainer catch em' all and win a tournament.
Jumpin-Jack-Flash-cover Jumping Jack Flash The Rolling Stones Bill Fogarty 1968 Same as original.
Focus – Sylvia Sylvia Focus Original 1973 Credits Song (Unlocked after watching the credits all the way through, there is no story instead the credits play in the background)
1701015 Kishidan One Night Carnival Kei Imai of South 2 Camp 2001 Final Song unlocked with every song played on every difficulty. A violinist plays to a concert of thousands as the Elite Beat Cheerleaders dance on a crowded Subway cheering him on... somehow.


Image Name Difficulty Description
788744-fff Agent J

Easy, Normal, Hard

Cast and Crew

Director: Keiichi Yano
Writers: Kishiko Miyagi and Kôji Itô
Voice Actors

Cover Song Performers:
Jason Paige
I Set My Friends on Fire
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Angela Michael
The Subways
Butterfly Boucher
Kevin Ridel
Kei Imai of South 2 Camp


  • Two artists featured in the original game return with new songs, David Bowie and The Village People.
    • Additionally Jumping Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones Returns from the first game.
  • A Spotify playlist of the games songs can be viewed here.
  • The original game featured Jason Paige singing Steriogram - Walkie Talkie Man and Jamiroquai - "Canned Heat"
  • Unlike the first game, the game features a mixture of covers and original songs. 8 Covers, 14 originals.
  • Unlike the original, the Elite Beat Divas are available before the post-game, they are chosen for 3 songs and appear in the finale.
  • In the games files there are suggestions that three songs were considered at one time but cut for unknown reasons, though its speculated it was to preserve the teen rating of the game. The three are Poker Face by Lady Gaga, which people suggest were removed due to gambling references, Cake by the Ocean by DNCE which people suggest was removed due to sexual references and Mr. Brightside by The Killers, potentially removed due to the band names reference to 'killers'.
  • The song Fame by David Bowie is covered by The Claypool Lennon Delirium, and features vocals from Sean Lennon, the son of Fame's backing vocalist John Lennon.
    • Additionally the song was released in the same year as Sean Lennon's birth, 1975.
  • Coming Home by The 88 is the only album track in this game, every other song was released as a single.
  • First proper new article by Stelios7 (tbc) since late 2012.

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