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February 27 "Hi-Res ROCK FES 2016 Powered by Ki/oon Music in GINZA" opens
HD audio live recordings available for "Wings Flap" and "HONEY" from "L'Arc-en-Ciel LIVE 2015 L'ArCASINO"
September 13 New song "Don't be Afraid" completed
First ever! "Don't be Afraid" full-digital, 360-degree music video released for PlayStation® VR!
Collaboration between video game series Biohazard (also known as Resident Evil), celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, and L'Arc-en-Ciel, for whom this year marked their 25th anniversary!
Band members digitized in full 3D CGI with cutting-edge RE ENGINE, used in newest game "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" (out Jan. 24, 2017 for PS4/Xbox One/PC)!
Members of L'Arc-en-Ciel were photo scanned and motion captured to create digital characters, which were then dropped into the world of the Resident Evil series to fight zombies in a completely new VR music video experience.
September 15 "Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-" teaser trailer released on YouTube
September 17 "Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-" advance demo at Tokyo Game Show 2016, Makuhari Messe, Chiba
October 17 Contributes song and performance to Sony "HD Wireless" campaign
New song "Don't be Afraid -English version-" released alongside promo video for MDR-1000X HD audio headphones for Sony's "HD Wireless" campaign

"Don't be Afraid -English version-" advance listening starts at "Hi-Res Tasting Spot"
November 8 L'Arc-en-Ciel's new song, "Don't be Afraid", selected as theme for Japanese dubbed version of film "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"!
Marking 25 years of L'Arc-en-Ciel and 20 years of Resident Evil, the tie-in pairs the Resident Evil-loving L'Arc-en-Ciel with the final movie in the Resident Evil film series
November12, 13 "Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-" advance demo special events held
In advance of the release of "Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-", hands-on demos were held at Sony Store locations in Ginza, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka Tenjin
November 17 "Don't be Afraid -Biohazard® X L'Arc-en-Ciel on PlayStation® VR-" released
First time in history a song was premiered on PlayStation® VR
November 25 "Don't be Afraid -English version-" digital distribution starts
HD audio also released
December 3 Sony "HD Wireless" TV commercial broadcast
December 13 L'Arc-en-Ciel x "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" music video revealed
"Don't be Afraid -BIOHAZARD THE FINAL collaboration version-" music video released on YouTube;
combines L'Arc-en-Ciel's theme song for the Japanese dubbed version of film "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" with scenes from the movie
December 21 New single "Don't be Afraid" released
New single "Don't be Afraid" regular and HD audio digital distribution starts (all songs)
New single "Don't be Afraid" Laru Daikan-sama commercial released on YouTube
December 23 TV appearance: TV Asahi "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2016"

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" Japanese movie premiere
* L'Arc-en-Ciel's "Don't be Afraid" is theme song for Japanese dubbed version