Nintendo had a press conference in Japan tonight, and while there was nothing new revealed on the SEGA front, there were some new videos and screenshots of several upcoming 3DS games.
We got a Sonic Generations video which showed what I believe to be the most footage we’ve seen from Mushroom Hill so far. It also contains the first screenshot of the Metal Sonic race. We also got new footage and screens for Rhythm Thief and the new Hatsune Miku game Project Mirai.
Famitsu had a pretty nice article on the upcoming PSP RPG 7th Dragon 2020. First is the release date, which is October 27th.
Next is a cameo by Project Diva star Hatsune Miku, who will be in the game. She is being called “Hatsune Miku 2020″. Shirou Miwa, character designer for 7th Dragon 2020 will draw the in-game version of Hatsune Miku, to fit the game’s unique art style.
She will also be singing SeventH-HeaveN from sasukure.UK. Which will be on the official 7th Dragon 2020 website tomorrow.
Famitsu has listed Project Diva 2.5 as the new Hatsune Miku game, available for PSP. No other details have been given, but be sure to keep an eye on SEGAbits to get the latest news. SEGA is set to officially announce the game on their website here.
SEGA has published 3 games featuring the popular Vocaloid star Hatsune Miku. If you haven’t heard, she is not a real person, but her hardcore fans seem to think her character is and seem to have a weird obsession with her.
One fan thought he had all the Hatsune Miku he needed, then figured that he didn’t have a really detailed naked figurine of her. So what does he do? Make one himself. You think that is weird? He put it up for auction Yahoo! Auctions (Japanese service) and got $6,000 dollars for it.
SEGA, the people have spoken. Release a limited number of naked Hatsune Miku figures for $2,000 dollars each. Seems like a deal! Hit the jump to see the figures bottom half.
Shoplifting is no good and being caught is embarrassing. A 15-year-old tried to steal a Hatsune Miku figure, just outside of Tokyo in the Chiba Prefecture. The figure he tried to take was worth $87. The teen was caught by a part-time clerk (29 years old) and a security guard (32).
What will you do when you are 15, getting caught stealing a anime doll by two adults? Do you call it quits? You don’t know Japan. He decided to attack both of them. As expected, the clerk and security only suffered minor injuries.
Obviously there is some odd craze for this franchise, that is why it was the best selling SEGA game for Q2 in Japan. Keep being crazy Japan, we love it.
Sorry I didn’t get this up sooner. Youtube was being really slow for me. For anyone who hasn’t seen this video yet, I hope you enjoy it! Songs that Takenobu sings include what looks like a Yakuza song, a Hatsune Miku song, and Daytona USA – Let’s go Away.
Seeing Sonic and the whole crowd dancing is awesome.
It seems that Japanese audiences can’t get enough Hatsune Miku, even though the game is on PSP, meaning they can play it everywhere; it is coming to arcades. Actually expected the arcade release to come sooner.
The arcade game is basically a port of the first one, with new tracks. They say that the game might be updated via network to have more tracks in the future. They also added “extreme difficulty mode”, if you are feeling adventurous.
Not the end for the franchise, next month, on July 29th, Project Diva 2nd is coming to PSP.
Sega Japan has released a new trailer for (Hatsune Miku) Project Diva 2, the trailer is 100% CGI and it’s beautifully made.
Project Diva 2 is the PSP sequel to the popular 2009 music game Project Diva featuring everyone’s favourite Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku. Apparently there is also an Arcade version called ‘Project Diva Arcade’ and a PS3 adaptation on the way too.
As for the trailer, I wonder if Sega’s very own VE Studios could be involved. Those guys that made the 2008 short film ‘Night of the Werehog’ staring Sonic. They are clearly very talented. This looks like their work!