Every year, Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan and Asia conducts an award ceremony that honors games of particular commercial success released on PlayStation. Last year, Phantasy Star Online 2 and Yakuza 5 received distinction.
This year’s winners have been announced, and SEGA games are well-represented!
The SEGA feat. Hatsune Miku Project team have announced a new Snow Miku 2017 module for Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone. The release of the module is scheduled for mid-December 2016 (an exact release date will be provided later on). You can view screenshots and artwork for the new module below! There’s no announcement regarding this module heading to the PlayStation 4 version of the game, but we can imagine this being released as DLC somewhere down the road. On a related note, SEGA recently confirmed that Project DIVA Future Tone will be released in the Americas and Europe!
SEGA recently announced the publishing of the first trailer for Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live. This VR title from SEGA is being released through PlayStation Network and incrementally, through “Stages”. The “1st Stage” is due for release next month in Japan (13th) and North America and Europe (14th). Songs for 1st Stage include:
SEGA’s official Hatsune Miku Project blog posted a new update that contains a 13-minute song overview trailer, featuring the 32 music pieces in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X. The Playstation 4 version of the game launches in Japan today (August 25th) as Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X HD, while Europe and the Americas will see the wide release of Project DIVA X for both Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita on August 30th. It’s worth noting that two of the songs (“Hand in Hand” by kz(livetune), and “Sharing the World” by BIGHEAD) are paid DLC for all regions, at $2.99 in North America, with the exception of Project DIVA X HD in Japan, for which the two songs are free.
Brilliant! Elegant! Glamorous!
A new blog post on the official SEGA ft. Hatsune Miku Project website sees the publication of a Beauty Medley: ~Glossy Mixture~ promotional video for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X HD on PS4. The medley was arranged by Treow (Electrocutica), and features Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, and MEIKO. The songs are as follows:
- Dependence Intention, by Treow (Electrocutica)
- Sweet Devil, by Hachiouji-P
- Nebula, by Tripshots
- Chaining Reaction, by Treow (Electrocutica)
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X released in Japan earlier this year in March, but it will release in North America and Europe on the 30th of August. The demo for the game is currently available for download. (GB, US)
A new SEGA blog post announced a DLC pack containing six Snow Miku costumes for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X. A trailer accompanying this announcement has been uploaded to YouTube, which is at the end of this article. We’ve also provided a preview image gallery later in this post. As for the modules, each of them have one of Project DIVA X’s Elements attached. They are as follows:
- 2010 – Neutral
- 2011 – Cute
- 2012 – Cool
- 2013 – Beauty
- 2013 AS – Cool
- 2014 – Chaos
- 2015 – Cute
If there was any doubt that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X was heading to Europe after the reveal that SEGA Europe would be publishing the game in Australia, someone on the NeoGAF forums has now pointed out that the website for the German rating system USK (basically the German equivalent of the ESRB or PEGI) now also lists a rating for the game:
GameSpot has published a 15-minute gameplay demo of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X. Some of the demoed songs include Satisfaction, LOL – lots of laugh -, and Cyber Rock Jam – Cool Medley. Since part of the song list is viewable, we can also see the localized names for certain song titles, such as “Urotander Underhanded Rangers”.
This is meant to serve as an overview of what makes this game representative of the Project DIVA series in general, and also what makes this title different from previous entries, with such features as the new “Rush” mechanic where you mash the button as its prompted by the game. We should all be familiar by now with some of this game’s differences, including module collecting and equipping, and the new, conceptualized “story mode” of sorts known as the Live Quest mode, with character interactions and categorized song types.
Check out the video below! The demoed version of the game is the English version. Hopefully it may tide North American gamers over until its August 30th release date.
IGN conducted a short interview with Sam Mullen (listed as Atlus Producer) regarding Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X. It focuses largely on the new module-gathering system for the game relative to other entries in the Project DIVA series. Whereas in the past modules were acquired simply by spending the requisite amount of points, in the Project DIVA X modules are acquired via successfully completing Chance Time in a song, at which point players will receive a randomly-generated module.
It is stated that the awarded module can be affected by existing bonus attributes of currently equipped modules. Project DIVA X features more than 300 modules, including those from all previous Project DIVA games and new ones introduced for Project DIVA X. Better prepare yourself for Chance time!
LOL – lots of laugh – is featured in the background. Check out the interview below:
Keeping up on E3 news? You might have noticed some titles that aim to take advantage of PlayStation VR.
In a new post to SEGA’s Hatsune Miku Project blog, a release date of October 13th was announced for Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live. The game is a downloadable title exclusive to Sony’s PSVR platform. There are no known release plans for this title outside of Japan.