RadioSEGA’s WinterFest returns, starting December 18th

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It’s the holiday season; and to ring it in, our friends at RadioSEGA are back with another WinterFest, after the success of last year’s event!

WinterFest consists of a bunch of community members getting together and playing radio shows about all aspects of SEGA, whilst holding giveaways and playing some awesome music from the long history of SEGA. It’s a big celebration of community spirit; sites such as SEGADriven and The Sonic Show are involved, and this year, we’re getting in on the action too!

Liam Ashcroft of This is Saturn (that’s me!) will be hosting a show for the event; about VOCALOID! VOCALAND with Tracker_TD” hits the air Saturday 19th December at 5pm GMT (12pm ET/9am PT). Be there!

Programming starts at 7pm GMT tomorrow, and you can catch the full press release from RadioSEGA after the jump.

SEGA announces new rhythm arcade game ‘Chunithm’

SEGA has just announced another rhythm arcade game, this time called Chunithm, that has already been hitting CLUB SEGA Akihabra since November 28th. This new rhythm game joins SEGA’s last few rhythm games such as Crackin DJ, Project Diva and MaiMai.

Chunithum is also set to have songs from MaiMai in it. SEGA will be giving away a limited mini-soundtrack album to promote the new arcade. You can see the cabinet design and cover to the mini-soundtrack below. Am I the only one waiting for Virtua Fighter 6? What is this? What…

SEGAbits at E3 Preview: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

Until a week ago, I had never owned a Hatsune Miku game. Until two days ago I had never played one. What I’m trying to tell you is I am extremely new to this franchise, so I would like to ask you to please excuse some of my noobish glee as I acknowledge several years after everyone else that Hatsune Miku Project Diva F is a really fun rhythm game and I am glad to have finally played it, even if it took the prospect of an E3 write-up for me to finally play it.

SEGA has another Hatsune Miku game up their sleeves

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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.

Segabits at Round 1 Arcade

Hey folks, do you remember the newspost we put up about the Hatsune Miku game being tested near L.A. a few days ago? Well, it just happens to be at the closest mall near me. So, I set out and got some video.

It’s not just for Project Diva though, Round 1 is an AWESOME arcade. It’s a Japanese owned arcade franchise and it only has two arcades so far. Both in So Cal. They got Karaoke, Bowling, those Japanese photo booths, sit down fighting cabinets, tons of UFO catchers and most important, the newest video arcade games. This includes pretty much every light gun and racer game Sega’s made in the past ten years. It’s great for import Japanese games as well. From Initial D, Namco’s Mario Kart Arcade, Taiko Drum Master to many rhythm games including of course, Project Diva. Think Dave and Busters with a very Japanese flavor but with just some cafeteria food instead of a full restaurant.

Project DIVA f – Trailer

To be honest I’ve spent a long time now somewhat ignoring the Project Diva series, as it’s never had a release in the West coupled with my only passing interest in rhythm games it has remained on the peripheries of my gaming radar. However I have to say I felt a bit of a tingle while watching this latest trailer for Project DIVA f for the PS Vita.

Somewhere between the Phantasy Star Online 2 cameo and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpse of what looks like a modified Dreamcast controller this trailer managed to capture my attention. If Sega was to ever take a risk with bringing Project DIVA West it should be with a game like this. Perhaps a digital release? What do you think?

Japan gets crystal white PS Vita with Hatsune Miku bundle


Sony announced at E3 earlier today that they will be releasing a white Playstation Vita bundle with Assassins Creed 3: Liberation. In Japan the bundle for the “crystal white” Vita comes with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f instead of the US Assassins Creed 3: Liberation bundle. Unlike the US, in Japan there will also be a stand alone unit, for those that don’t enjoy rhythm type games.

The Hatsune Miku Vita bundle is limited edition package that includes specially designed Hatsune Miku Playstation Vita, a copy of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f, a 4GB memory card, screen protector, and lastly a AR card.

Next Hatsune Miku coming with a PS Vita skin

Are you a fan of the Hatsune Miku games from SEGA? If so, you might be interested in this. SEGA Japan has announced that Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva will come with a PlayStation Vita skin.

The game comes out August 30th, so you still have time to decide.

Hatsune Miku’s Sonic Outfit in Project Diva 2.5

Heads up Sonic fans, in the latest Hatsune Miku game ‘Project Diva 2.5’ Miku will be taking to the stage dressed how I imagine Lady Gaga might dress when she nips down the shops for a carton of milk.

SEGA artist and character designer Yuji Uekawa (Ristar, Sonic, and Samba De Amigo) has stepped up and designed “Sonic Miku” effectively Hatsune Miku in a Sonic hoodie.

Project Diva 2.5 arrives on the PSP this Autumn. Now, all I really want to know is, where can one procure a hoodie like this out here in drab RL?

Project Diva 2nd new CGI trailer

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!