The lights are on
Due to the success of Sega's campaign to bring Hatsune Miku to the west, everyone's favorite hologram pop star will be coming to a store near you in the form of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F for the PlayStation 3.
Project Diva F will be available for retail and PSN for those in the US. In Europe, it will be available for download only.
For those currently lost, Hatsune Miku is an animated projection that uses Vocaloid technology to produce synthesized speech in her country of origin, Japan. For the purposes of Hatsune, Vocaloid was used to make pop songs for her to perform. The program is accessible online, which led to thousands of fan-created songs, spreading the popularity of Hatsune Miku and her voice program until she became a phenomenon. Hatsune has performed concerts (all the performance revenue with none of the diva- genius!) and spawned multitudes of merchandise and other forms of entertainment, including video games in Japan.
Project Diva F is a rhythm game similar to most other games of the genre in which the player must tap buttons in time with music and on-screen icons. Only this time, the music is made entirely of Hatsune's Vocaloid songs.
Whether or not Hatsune Miku will capture the masses as she did in her homeland is uncertain, but Sega's campaign's success shows she does have an audience here.
A downloadable demo will be available June 11 for the US, June 12 for Europe.
Can't wait to play Hatsune Miku's first stateside title? Or are songs in high-pitched Japanese tones a little too much? Just plain don't get it? Let us know in the comments.
Finally! I've been watching this game for a while and was thinking of importing it even...glad I waited!
Seems like Miku's entering Idolm@ster territory.
Wait, so can we make our own songs with lyrics.... If so then I would buy this in a heart beat. If not I think I will pass
I have a japanese Vita with a demo of Project Diva. The game is really hard so I don't think I'll ever buy it, but I've run through the three songs I have several times. It's not a bad rhythm game, especially for those wanting a challenge.
Am happy but I wish they released it for the vita too. I wanted to play it on the go and I need more vita games....
A rhythm and posing in the US... well that doesn't fit. You'll find a lot to see there, but little to do.
I know what this is, but...
... I don't really... understand...
Downloaded and played the demo. Not all that good with rhythm games,(yet), but the songs so far more than make up for it. Especially since practice will allow me to improve.