SEGA of America has officially announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone will be released in the Americas and Europe on January 10, 2017 on the PlayStation 4! This announcement confirms what we basically already knew, given that the game had received a rating in Germany. You can watch the game’s first teaser trailer below, as well as the first screenshots. Like in Japan, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone will be a available as a digital download on the PlayStation Store. The base game, a free download, will contain two songs. Players will be able to purchase the “Colorful Tone” and/or “Future Sound” packages individually for $29.99 or as a bundle for $53.99, which combined offer no less than 224 songs and over 340 unique modules.
In our previous article, we also pointed out that Atlus U.S.A. was listed as the publisher. In their press release, SEGA of America points out that this is indeed a SEGA-published title, contrary to what’s stated on the German ratings board. Producer Sam Mullen has also clarified that the game won’t have English subtitles. It’s understandable, as translating song lyrics is particularly difficult and with 224 songs this game far exceeds the 30 or 40 songs that we typically find in a Project DIVA games.
You can also find the full press release below for more information.
SEGA Brings Arcade Rhythm Game Action to the West with Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
The largest-ever Hatsune Miku game gets a western release exclusively for the PlayStation 4
IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 15, 2016 – SEGA is ready to raise the curtain on the biggest Hatsune Miku rhythm & action game yet with Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone. A PlayStation®Network exclusive, it kicks off with a bang by giving players more than 200 songs for Miku and her digital friends to perform. Newcomers and veterans alike will have new controls to master, and tons of customization thanks an unparalleled amount of costume modules to unlock! Releasing on Jan. 10, 2017, players will be able to choose their Future Tone collection – from ‘Future Sound,’ a collection of songs centered around the Project DIVA kinship of games or ‘Colorful Tone’ which collects songs related to the Project Mirai games and arcade songs. Lovers of all things Miku who purchase both packs will have both hairstyle customizations and exclusive “survival course” added on! Each package will be available for $29.99 or the entire Future Tone set of both will be at special discount for just $53.99.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone features:
- Energy to Surpass Miku Herself – As the arcade version of Hatsune Miku, Future Tone amps up the game’s speed and energy, and players will need to master a different style of control, making it the most frenetic Miku rhythm game yet.
- Choose from Hundreds of Songs – With a final tally of 224 songs across both of Future Tone’s packages, the game features the most expansive collection of songs yet from Hatsune Miku and her friends.
- Set the Stage – Dress up Hatsune Miku and her friends with more 340 unique costume modules and accessories across the Future Tone packages. Players who purchase both packages will get access to an exclusive feature where they can mix and match costumes and hairstyles.
- Bring the House Down -Future Tone takes full advantage of the PlayStation 4 and will present all of the arcade-style action rendered in glorious 1080p/60fps.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is a pure arcade experience – players will be able to unlock songs as they play the songs in any of the game’s up to five difficulties: EASY, NORMAL, HARD, and EXTREME, EXTRA EXTREME, earning the game’s VP currency commensurate to the challenge level. VP can be used to buy new costume modules and customized items to style Miku and her friends in the manner of players’ choosing.
When the game launches, players can find Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone on the PlayStation®Store as a free download that contains two songs. Within the game’s user interface, players will be able to purchase the ‘Colorful Tone’ and/or ‘Future Sound’ packages individually for $29.99 or as a bundle for $53.99.
The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB, and will be available on Jan. 10, 2017. For more information, please visit the official site at miku.sega.com/futuretone.