Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix Review – Rock It On (Nintendo Switch)

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Rhythm games are cool. Anime is cool. Anime rhythm games are pretty cool. Sure, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix is not an anime game, but its energy, style, and content are sure to catch the attention of anyone who has even a passing interest in Japanese pop culture. At the very least, it might catch the attention of people who recognize the name attached: Hatsune Miku. I assume our readers have at least some grasp on who and what Hatsune Miku is, but I’ll give the skinny anyway.

Hatsune Miku is/was (the name situation is currently up in the air if I remember) a Vocaloid, a Japanese voice synthesizer program from the late 2000’s that became hugely popular, influential, and got massive worldwide attention. While most musicians and Japanese idols (whom Miku is meant to evoke) have a stable cast of producers, writers, and other musicians, Vocaloid is for anyone to use, and so, a rhythm game showcasing the best of what her users create was a no-brainer. This game is a tenth anniversary celebration of that game, and is chock-full of fantastic and funky beats and tracks.

However, to find out if it’s a game worth your passing attention or a deeper dive, you should read below to see if this is a ‘cool’ you want to get down with.

SEGA announces Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega 39’s for Nintendo Switch

SEGA has taken a small break from Hatsune Mike Project Diva games over the years, with the last one coming out in 2017 with Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX (a arcade port). It seems that SEGA is back with the announcement of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega 39’s for the Nintendo Switch. SEGA promised that the game will come out early 2020 over in Japan.

The trailer confirms that the game will feature 101 songs (91 songs from Hatsune Miku x Sega project, including Mirari spinoff songs and 10 new songs for this game including the theme) are making into the game, over 300 costumes and full cast including: Rin/Len, Luka, Kaito, and Meiko.

If you own Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone and DX, you will be able to play all the new Mega 39’s songs via a DLC update that will hit in 2020.

[Via: Siliconera]

Check out all the SEGA & Atlus’ merchandise for Tokyo Game Show 2017

Its that time of year again, when SEGA of Japan loads up Tokyo Game Show with a ton of amazing SEGA merchandise that makes us westerners scream, “Take my money!” I would say that SEGA’s Tokyo Game Show 2017 lineup is actually really good compared to last year, so expect a ton of great merchandise to follow. SEGA is not only set on bringing you merchandise for upcoming games like Sonic the Hedgehog,  Yakuza, Puyo Puyo, Hatsune Miku, and a ton more. But they are also doing Retro SEGA console merchandise which is very appealing. To add the cherry on top SEGA will also be selling Atlus merchindise including Persona 3, Persona 4 and Persona 5 stuff!

So lets get into it:

SEGA survey results reveal what franchise fans want to see return

Sonic___SEGA_All-Stars_Racing-PCArtwork4539Sonic_Racing_GroupHave you been looking forward to the SEGA survey results for the brand Japanese consumers want to see revived? If you guys didn’t know about the SEGA survey, we did a post about it earlier this week. SEGA has revealed not only what franchise fans want to see revived, but also what brand their most invested in and their favorite characters. Get ready for some unexpected results!

So hit the jump to see all the answers, including how many people voted for each brand, after the jump.

[Via: NeoGAF]

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone getting western release in January 2017

The latest game in the “Project DIVA” series, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, has officially been given a American and European release date on Jan 10th, 2017. The game was previously rumored to get a global release due to the game receiving a USK 6 (Equivalent to an E for Everyone rating by ESRB) by the USK rating boards. In addition to confirming the release date on social media, SEGA has released a short trailer that highlights some of the songs found in the game and accompanying cinematics.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone boasts that it has over 200 songs, a mixture of songs from other games in the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series, but the collection differing between a “Future Tone” and “Colorful Tone” versions. Future Tone focuses on games from the “main” titles, such as Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Extend. Colorful Tone meanwhile focuses on the arcade version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva and Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX.

In the meantime, SEGA has set up an English teaser website, which can be found here.

Rumor: SEGA to bring games like Vanquish, Hatsune Miku and Virtua Fighter 5 to PC?

1866768Over at TSSZ News, site owner Tristan Oliver got himself cozy with a SEGA inside source who tells him that SEGA will continue to port to PC. Not that its a secret, considering that SEGA Europe openly tweeted as such but the interesting bit was what SEGA PC Ports they are considering.

According to TSSZ’s source, the lineup of upcoming SEGA PC ports will be extensive. One of the bigger titles that surprised me was the mention of Yakuza 0, but according to the source its just a idea the team has shot around and isn’t finalized.

According to TSSZ the following titles are ‘high priority’ SEGA PC ports:

  • Vanquish
  • Resonance of Fate
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva franchise
  • Virtua Fighter 5
  • Valkyria: Azure Revolution

Seems that SEGA won’t stop there as their source also talked about them wanting to port several Atlus games. So far SEGA has put out at least one PC port a year, so it might be quite awhile before we see all these titles.

So what do you guys think about this rumor? True or false? Any games not mentioned that deserve a PC port?

[Source: TSSZ]

New SEGA feat. Hatsune Miku Project game seemingly confirmed through fan illustration contest


It’s tough to say nobody saw this coming, but yep; almost everyone’s favourite digital idol, Hatsune Miku, is seemingly getting another SEGA game.

As picked up by MikuFan, the news was revealed through a Nicovideo Livestream, in which it was announced SEGA will be partnering with Piapro (the official site for the Crypton Vocaloid characters) in collecting fan artwork for the loading screens and ending credits in a new Miku project. Of note, this has been the case with the previous Project Diva titles in particular. SEGA will be accepting a whopping 200 illustrations for the project; 100 loading screens and 100 ending credit visuals. Submissions open August 10th, and end September 11th, both at 17:00 JST; and apparently we’ll be getting more information on the submissions and such on the 10th.

Not exactly the most conventional way to confirm what’s almost certainly a Project Diva title, or perhaps even the rumoured arcade port; but it sounds like something’s coming folks! Excited? Sound off in the comments!

Review: Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (PS3 & PS Vita)

All screens from the PlayStation Vita version.

So, Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd is finally here. My first time playing a Project Diva game was last year when it came out on PS3 in western territories, and I’ve been hooked ever since. So many hours of my time logged into playing Project Diva F. Needless to say, I was looking forward to Project Diva F 2nd and it doesn’t disappoint, in fact, it goes beyond my expectations.

If you have played Hatsune Miku Project Diva F, you have an option of carrying over all the accessories, modules, and items you have unlocked over into F 2nd when creating a new game. Don’t worry if you haven’t unlocked everything, F 2nd gives you a way to unlock items from the first game if you haven’t unlocked them.

SEGA has another Hatsune Miku game up their sleeves

Hatsune Miku is on fire over there in Japan, with her latest cameos and now a new teaser site for a new game. All we know is that the game is set to be revealed in 3 days via Famitsu, which usually leaks information earlier than publishers intend to.

So with SEGA West expressing interest in bringing over Project Diva F, maybe its wiser to wait it out and release this new one. But what console or handheld will it be on? Vita again? Playstation 4? I guess we will find out.

SEGA announces that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva series has shipped over 1 million units

SEGA has announced that the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series on PSP has shipped over 1 million units. That would mean this is counting sales for Hatsune Miku Project DIVA, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd, and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Extend. To celebrate this milestone SEGA has announced they will be distributing commemorative pins to 390 randomly chosen fans that fill out the survey on the game’s site. The survey will run from April 12th to April 27th.

I guess that new Hatsune Miku game being teased as “Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva” shouldn’t come as a shock seeing how the series did over a million in Japan. Some might argue and say it’s three different titles. Actually that is rather good for the series being a niche Japan only series. Not to mention the Extend game is just a re-release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd.

Project Diva – Dreamy Theater

Are you one of those people that are a big enough fan of Hatsune Miku to have imported ‘Project Diva’ for PSP? Do you happen to have a PS3? Well then we have good news for you!

You’ll also need 3,000 yen in a PlayStation Network account and USB cable to link your PSP too your PS3. Then you can simply stream your PSP game to the PS3 and play Project Diva in HD on the PS3. All of your unlocked and saved data will carry over too.

This new feature will be available as a PlayStation Network download on June 26. Don’t miss it Miku fans!

[Source: Siliconera]

Project Diva’s PS3 screenshots

This isn’t a full retail release for Project Diva, it is actually the PSP game rendered on the Playstation 3. What you need, is a USB cable, UMD copy of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, and the Dream Theater program. After you connected all this nonsense together, you will soon be able to fap to Miku rendered in gorgeous HD.

Don’t have all the time in the world to connect wires and turn on video game systems? Well, don’t worry, you can fap to the screens on this post.

[Source: Siliconera]