Posts tagged Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F
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.)
In their campaign to bring Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F to North America and Europe, Sega has now reached 21, 201 “likes,” at the writing of this article. This is pretty impressive considering the campaign began only 6 days ago. I’m wondering exactly how many “likes,” Sega deems appropriate to consider bringing this game to the West though? Is this more effective than an online petition? One of those did eventually get a re-release of Nights into Dreams after all, but that’s a different animal. Time will tell if we get to see Hatsune Miku dance her way over the ocean.
A lot of people assume that non-Japanese Hatsune Miku fans simply don’t exist, but if recent polls like the one held by Sumo Digital for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed DLC characters are accurate, that just isn’t the case.
Sega finally seems to be taking notice of this growing demographic, and are welcoming fans of the Vocaloid icon to come forward on Facebook to voice their support for a localized version of Project Diva F on the PS3. As of this writing, the page has already accrued 18,871 Likes…in just two days. Certainly nothing to scoff at.
Personally, I’m rather indifferent about Hatsune Miku’s games. However, if this game makes its way stateside before the long-awaited Yakuza 5, I will be extremely dissatisfied. And you wouldn’t like me when I’m extremely dissatisfied.
I whine. A lot.
This trailer for the PS3 version of Hatsune Miku’s latest (Project F, as opposed to Project f on the Vita) is as charming as the Vocaloid singer has ever been, and presents a handful of tunes sung from the digital vocal chords of various friends of the Hatsune. These games have never really interested me, but even I have to admit these songs are pretty charming.
The game will introduce a handful of brand new Hatsune Miku tracks, including:
- “A Thousand Cherry Blossoms” by Kurousa-P
- “Rin-chan Now!” by Owata-P
- “Dream Eater Shirokuro Baku” by Nem
- “Tokyo Teddy Bear” by Neru
- “Tell Your World” by livetune
- “Sweet Devil” by Hachioji P
Project Diva F hits the Playstation 3 in Japan on March 7th. Of course, I wouldn’t hold my breath on this game making it stateside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the music in the meantime.
Sega are allowing fans to vote on which previously released Hatsune Miku songs they want remade for the upcoming PS3 game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F. Up until January 14th you will be able to select three songs from a selection of approximately one hundred which originally appeared in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, Project Diva 2, and Project Diva Extend. While the voting website is in Japanese, votes from any region are accepted so the Hatsune Miku fans among you can vote away!
Two songs, Dream Eater Shirokuro Baku and Tokyo Teddy Bear, shown above, have already been confirmed to appear in the PS3 remake of the ridiculously popular Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f for the PS Vita. It has also been revealed that the new Live Studio mode will allow players to set up their own Hatsune Miku concert and take control of the camera.
Hatsune Miku! Hatsune Miku! Hatsune Miku! Agree? Let us know in the comments section below.
Regular readers will have probably cottoned onto the fact hat Hatsune Miku is big in Japan right now. Like, really big. Sega have been part of and have contributed to this success with a series of extremely popular Hatsune Miku games, the latest of which will be Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F for the PS3 as shown in the trailer above.
Project Diva F in fact a reworking of the previously released Project Diva f (take note of the lower case ‘f’) for the PSVita which has itself already helped sell many of Sony’s hand held consoles as well as being one of the best selling Vita games of all time.
Japanese game controller manufacturer Hori will also be producing a special Hatsune Miku PS3 controller with big buttons, analogue sticks of severely reduced size, and a star icon that has yet to be properly explained. Got a vocaloid itch that needs scratching? Gonna import Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F? Gonna let us know in the comments below? Damn, I sure hope you do.
Boy, Japan really loves them some Hatsune Miku. The most recent Vita entry has been selling like hotcakes, with an impressive 230,000 copies sold since the game’s release. No word yet on the ratio of physical copies to downloads as of now, but as of launch Sega was reporting that digital copies were selling at about 10% of what the retail numbers were.
Sega is hoping that these numbers will eventually translate to the best selling Vita game of the year, and with these numbers it certainly seems like it could have once been possible. But with big names like Fifa, Gravity Rush, and Persona 4 standing in the way, this goal seems like a bit of an uphill battle. Either way 230,000 copies on something like the Vita is nothing to scoff at.
Of course, we’ll probably never see this thing over here, but for the sake of bradkal, I hope we do.
Hatsune Miku and Sega seem like a match made in heaven for those in Japan. The insanely popular PS Vita game Hatsune Miku Project Diva f turned out to be the system’s ‘killer app‘ and is now moving over to the PS3. Hatsune Miku Project Diva F (take note of the upper case ‘f’) is due for release in Japan Spring 2013 for the PS3, according to Famitsu.
Essentially a port of the PS Vita original, Hatsune Miku Project Diva F will omit the Vita ‘scratch’ icons and camera-dependant AR mode. In their place with be new modes and a new ‘star’ icon, although details of both of these features have yet to be announced. System and edit data from the PS Vita version will be transferable to the PS3 version.
Anyone going to import the PS3 version? Is the PS Vita version enough for anyone? Let us know in the comments below!
Sega have filed trademarks for the name “Miku Dayo” in both the “video game programs for home use” and the “machines/devices for amusement park use and video game machines for business use” categories.
“Miku Dayo” is the name of a Hatsune Miku character model based off the popular Nendoroid series of figures, as shown above.
Whether Sega are just covering their bases with multi category trademark, or fully intend to develop the gaming aspect of Hatsune Miku remains to be seen. Considering the success of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F in Japan, and of Miku in general, the latter is totally plausible.
[Source: Anime News Network]