Posts tagged Hatsune Miku
Youtuber TheFineBros has an ongoing series in which groups from all sides of the social spectrum are asked to sit down to various media from beyond their demographic’s reach. The latest video asked some older ladies and gentlemen to take in the unique modern art that is Vocaloid singers, including everybody’s favorite, Hatsune Miku.
Not surprisingly, their visceral reactions fall almost exactly parallel to mine: initial confusion and shock, followed by slack-jawed wonder, 1984-inspired terror, reluctant acceptance, and then (*gasp*) enjoyment.
I think Don, the most open-minded gent in the entire video, accurately describes word-for-word my current feelings on Vocaloid technology: “I love it [...] I’m overwhelmed, I’m really and truly overwhelmed. How creative…”
“What was it?”
Now Hatsune Miku and Sega have been brought closer together than ever before with the recent announcement of a cover of Power Drift song Like the Wind appearing in Project Diva Arcade.
This isn’t actually the first Sega game to appear in the popular Hatsune Miku arcade game, with us reporting of a After Burner II remix being added back in March. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments section below!
[Source: Sega Driven]
Sega announced in the most recent issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu that new game Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 will be coming out for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a follow-up to Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai on the Nintendo DS where Miku fans can play along to songs using the touch screen, or with the face buttons. So far only three song have been revealed to appear:
“Do Re Mi Fa Rondo” by 40m P
“Yume Yume” by Deco*27
“Koneko no Paya Paya” by One Cup P
It’s very likely that Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 is the game Sega will be revealing with their new teaser site tomorrow. It wouldn’t be the first time Famitsu have spilled the beans on an upcoming Sega reveals.
Excited Bradkal? Let us know in the comments section below!
Depending on where you are in the world, you might just be getting yourself into a frenzy about Easter and the mountains of chocolate it brings. Well, as a special Easter treat, the official Hatsune Miku Youtube channel has uploaded an instructional video that’ll show you how to make your very own chocolate version of Sega’s favourite vocaloid. Hooray!
I know, I know. This video technically isn’t related to Sega, but hey, its Friday.
At a recent Dengeki games festival in Akihabara, Sega announced that the synthesizing icon would be featured in the game in the form of “costumes and more,” and that we should be seeing this content around April. The promotional video teases the costume, complete with massive blue ponytails, and a floating Miku mag. Hatsune Miku has been featured in Phantasy Star Online 2 before, as a music video played in the lobby in August of last year to celebrate the release of Project Diva F in Japan.
Maybe we’ll see some Phantasy Star music in Project Diva F? (If so, the game would get an instant buy from me.)
The HD re-release of Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio was a pretty successful venture for Sega and got fair reviews across the board, even from our own Brett Hatfield. If anything it reminded gamers of how innovative Sega were and could potentially be in the future. Speaking of the future, a group of JSR fans have organised a petition hoping to persuade Sega into re-releasing the Xbox exclusive Jet Set Radio Future.
Claiming the game to ‘even’ better’ than the original with ‘tighter controls, cooler music, a large, open world that encouraged exploration, and tons of replay-ability’. In their words:
We request an HD remastering of Jet Set Radio Future, with any issues the plagued the original Xbox version removed completely. We would like to see it on XBLA, PSN,(both PS3 and Vita systems), and Steam. Cross-buy compatibility for the PS3 and Vita versions would also be nice.
Whether or not Sega will take any notice of the petition, which at the time of writing has 89 signatures with a goal of 1,000, is one thing, but whether JSRF is deserving of a remake is another. In my personal opinion JSRF is a game that is visually and sonically astounding, but offers a very cumbersome and tedious gameplay experience. But who knows, the power of social media might see Hatsune Miku make it to the West, and it might very well see you playing JSRF on your PlayStation Vita some time in the future.
Future, future, future. The word’s lost all meaning.
[Source: TSSZ News]
For those of you who are a fan of After Burner’s catchy soundtrack and who aren’t afraid to get funky at an arcade, you’re in luck: Sega are bringing an After Burner remix to Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Arcade, along with songs “39” and “Senbonzakura” for March 19.
And for those of you that aren’t Japanese and are wondering how this is anything more than candy dangled under your nose when your parents said you can’t have any, good news arrives in that the Project Diva Arcade machines are currently being trial tested in America. The first trial you can catch at Round 1 in Puente Hills California up until March 17, with more test locations promised to be announced soon. But otherwise, there’s always the growing speed of Sega’s poll to get Project Diva F localised to get behind.
We’ll keep our ears peaked.
7th Dragon 2020-II, Sega’s most recent entry in the Japan-only 7th Dragon series has been given an official release date of April 18th this year, exclusively for the Sony PSP. Japanese Sega fans who pre-order the game will receive a special ‘Bibliography’ containing a book and CD.
If that isn’t enough to make you whip out a handful of Yen, then the news confirming Hatsune Miku‘s role in the game will. Not only will she make a cameo appearance in 7th Dragon 2020-II, but turn on the ‘Diva’ BGM mode and she’ll even sing the background music for you.
‘Bout time too.
Vocaloid lovers have another opportunity to rejoice because a special edition Hatsune Miku controller is available for cheeky importers to buy! Sites such as Play-Asia will be offering the controller for around $160, although cheaper deals are sure to pop up soon. But if you thought that was expensive then you’d be dead wrong compared to the controllers bigger brother which is due to go for $400 at least.
Consumers will also have the option to choose between a white or black controller. The product is meant to simulate the arcade experience for Project Diva F on the PS3 which is bound to delight fans when it makes it’s way to Japan (and importers homes) later this year.