Dec 152017
 

With the mobile game Hatsune Speed: Hatsune Miku Roller Skating Music now released in China, here’s a quick guide detailing how to download, register an account, and login to play the game from almost anywhere in the world.

Keep in mind the game is still in open beta, so the servers and game often go down for maintenance and updates. Feel free to contribute any extra gameplay details and guides in the comments below!

Step 1: Download the game

First go to http://miku.163.com, and download and install the game using the pink button, as shown on the image above. Please note Android users may have to enable ‘allow installation from unknown sources’. iOS users may need to register a Chinese Apple ID.

Step 2: Register a dummy @163.com email

Because China often only allows site and game registrations using China-based email addresses, we need to set up a quick @163.com email address, which is easy and takes only a minute by following the image above. Use a valid mobile phone number! To get to the registration page, go here (if using mobile, force the browser into “desktop mode”): http://reg.email.163.com/

Step 3: Login to the game

Now load up the game, and then you can login using the email you just registered by clicking the icon above! This is highly recommended for keeping track of your game progress across multiple devices, otherwise all your data may be lost if you choose to play using a temporary account.

Enjoy the game, and please feel free to contribute any useful tips and guides in the comments below!

Dec 152017
 

The official Snow Miku 2018 info site released quite a few news updates on December 15th, here’s a quick summary of those updates!

An added benefit of visitors attending the exhibition at the Sapporo Factory Hall on February 10th~11th are these collectable charms, one of three different designs chosen at random. You can re-enter the venue to get additional pieces, if you like.

Crypton’s music label KarenT will be distributing this year’s special Snow Miku themed album titled “Nocturne of Snow Light”, priced at 1,200 Yen at the venue. It’ll come with the following tracks:

01. 四角い地球を丸くする / TOKOTOKO(西沢さんP) feat. 初音ミク <SNOW MIKU 2018テーマソング>
02. ひとりぼっちとココロの本と / PIPPO feat. 初音ミク
03. メルヘンスノーマン / RUBY-CATMAN feat. 初音ミク
04. 三冬月。雨と0時 / キョータ(スコアP) feat. 初音ミク
05. カノープスが落ちた夜 / さまぐら feat. 初音ミク
06. アイビィ / ジグ feat. 初音ミク
07. Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya! (Wafooooooo Remix) / daniwellP feat. 初音ミク <bonus track>

Similar to last year, the Dinos amusement centers and theaters will be participating in goods giveaways at their arcades, bowling alleys and movie theaters. These festivities begin December 23rd, and run until February 28th. As examples, you can win a free magnet with one of 8 different designs every time you spend at least 500 yen on a participating prize machine. Just contact a staff member before you insert the money!

At Dinos Bowling (ディノスボウル), you can get a free Snow miku mug with the purchase of a bowling game for just 2,500 Yen, with 4 designs to choose from. You can also collect a 5th design at the Dinos Cinemas (ディノスシネマズ) for 2,000 Yen, which also comes with a soft drink.

Lastly, you can collect 1 of 3 different Snow Miku calendars, and a silicone watch, from crane games as prices! Try your luck!

There will also be a screening of the Magical Mirai 2017 concert at the Dinos Cinemas, but if the event is like last year, they wont plan to make the tickets available to overseas visitors. We’ll post updates if this changes.

A special gallery had been uploaded with various official Snow Miku 2018 artworks, go check them out on the official site! → http://snowmiku.com/2018/special_gallery.html