Apr 042017
 

Lose yourself to dance one more time, because Hatsune Miku is ready to unleash the 3rd Encore Pack for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone! The 3rd DLC pack for the game is now available for $9.99/€9.99/£7.99 on the PlayStation Network and features more goodies fit for a digital superstar. Although it’s the third pack included in the season pass, it certainly doesn’t lack oomph, because it features an electric batch of new songs, accessories, costume modules, and EXTRA EXTREME Charts (‘Future Sound’ and ‘Colorful Tone’ required) for additional songs!

This is the 3rd of three Encore packs, each available for $9.99/€9.99/£7.99. Additionally, there’s a DLC Season Pass available on PSN for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99, which includes all three Encore Packs and an exclusive bonus avatar set.

The full content of the 3rd Encore Pack consists of:

Songs

  • Piano × Forte × Scandal (Music & Lyrics by OSTER project)
  • Hibikase (Music by GigaLyrics by Reol)
  • Amatsu Kitsune (Music & Lyrics by marasy)
  • 1925 (Music & Lyrics by T-POCKET Manipulated by Ordinal P)

Modules
Hatsune Miku

  • Phantom Thief Miku
  • Conductor Nightingale
  • Snow Miku 2017
  • Pajama Party Miku

Kagamine Rin

  • Phantom Thief Rin
  • Amasode
  • Conductor Canary
  • Pajama Party Rin

Kagamine Len

  • Conductor Vermilion
  • Pajama Party Len

Megurine Luka

  • Conductor Rose
  • Pajama Party Luka

KAITO

  • Phantom Thief KAITO
  • Conductor Sky
  • Pajama Party KAITO

MEIKO

  • Phantom Thief MEIKO
  • Conductor Crimson Wine
  • Pajama Party MEIKO

Accessories

  • Steaming Mad
  • !?
  • Satellite Dish
  • Red Party Hat
  • Blue Party Hat
  • Yellow Party Hat
  • Snowman Head
  • Smiling Snowman Head
  • Overhead Heart
  • Fake Mustache
  • Green Bib
  • Yellow Bib
  • Orange Bib
  • Pink Bib
  • Blue Bib
  • Red Bib
  • Heart
  • Broken Heart
  • Nine Fox Tails
  • Dangling Cat
  • Schoolbag

EXTRA EXTREME Charts
Future Sound

  • Colorful × Melody
  • Requiem for the Phantasma
  • To the End of Infinity
  • Lover’s Suicide Oblivion

Colorful Tone

  • Gothic and Loneliness I’m the very DIVA
  • The Snow White Princess is…
  • NekoMimi Archive
  • Black Gold

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, the 3rd Encore Pack DLC, and the DLC Season Pass are available now on the PlayStation®Store. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB, and is available now. For more information, please visit the official site at miku.sega.com/futuretone.

Mar 312017
 


After careful planning and consideration, MikuFan will now become IAFan, your #1 fan source for IA news and resources! Our new header art comes courtesy of Raestu Dwiatmaja, a talented artist from Indonesia. Check out more of his art on his Instagram! → https://www.instagram.com/raestu27/

IA is the first Vocaloid created by 1st Place, and was released on the VOCALOID3 engine in early 2012 as the first vocal of their “-ARIA ON THE PLANETES-” project. Her voice bank samples were created using vocal data from popular singer Lia, from which IA also gets her name. In 2014, she received an additional voice bank release titled IA ROCKS, which gave the voice a feeling of power, and made it better suited towards rock style songs.

Over 15,000 songs have been created with IA’s software to date, she’s starred in her own music game IA/VT Colorful, and she has also performed live in concert at Anime Expo 2015! The recent 「PARTY A GO-GO」 live concert in Japan was the first in her own home country, with its own DVD and Blu-Ray release. Check out the trailer below!

Special thanks to these artists that also offered to help with our new project:

fabu.len: https://www.instagram.com/fabu.len/
fabu._.rin: https://www.instagram.com/fabu._.rin
Kittycouch: https://www.instagram.com/kittycouch/
GRchan: https://www.instagram.com/grchan11
Dr. SwissCheesy: https://www.instagram.com/drswisscheesy

Mar 242017
 

Two Hatsune Miku themed PlayStation 4 top covers have been announced for Japan this April. The two top covers take on designs based on the popular games Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, with each top covers priced at 3,000 yen.

The Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live top cover is open for preorder via Sony Store Japan, while the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone top cover sale is exclusive to Sony Store Sapporo. Both top covers will launch on April 1st. If you’re paying Sony Store Sapporo a visit on April 1st, there’ll also be the h.ear on Hatsune Miku edition headphones on sale limited to only 39 units.

Additionally, Sony also offers deals for PlayStation 4 together with the top cover priced at 31,980 yen for the 500 gigabyte model and 36,980 yen for the 1 terabyte model.

 

Mar 152017
 

Hatsune Miku has been opening the gateway for many new topics of interest in technology for Vocaloid fans, and one of those recent interests has been the rise in virtual reality technologies. With the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and even simple phone-powered HMDs (head mounted displays), VR is everywhere these days. But it’s still in its infancy, while developers and game companies experiment to figure out what will truly make VR a staple in the modern gaming world.

A group of talented developers and devoted Miku fans in Japan have figured that the best way to enjoy the world of virtual reality is with our favorite virtual idol (Miku of course!). At last year’s Snow Miku, the team showed off a simple VR demo with the Oculus Rift, where you could have your picture taken with Snow Miku. As simple as this demo was, it put the biggest smile on my face, and was one of the standout moments of my visit to Snow Miku 2016.

When I saw the team had returned to Snow Miku 2017 with yet another demo, this time with Oculus Touch controls, I knew I would be in for another treat. This time they were presenting an all new Snow Miku demo called “Miku Tsuku”, which means “Making Miku”. The demo booth was so popular, there was over an hour estimated wait time. While waiting, I spoke to some of the staff to learn about the demo. The demo was developed in a matter of just 3 weeks with a team of 5~6 people. That was truly impressive!

After observing other players, and having the staff explain the run down on the game controls, it was soon my turn to jump back into the virtual reality world.

Miku Tsuku Gameplay Demo

In Miku Tsuku, you are presented with a desk with a figure-sized Snow Miku and various objects scattered around you. The purpose of the demo is to decorate the stage with the various objects, as well as position the Snow Miku figure (which is actually alive and watching you!) however you like. At any time, you also have the ability to instantly shrink down in size and join Snow Miku on the stage by tapping the smart watch that’s on your left hand inside the game. There is a sudden shock and surprise when you do this for the first time, and the feeling of having Miku right there in front of you… It’s truly surreal.

The interactive experience was so joyful and fun, the 5:35 time limit felt like it passed too quickly before I could try everything that I wanted to do. Like the previous year, I was left with the biggest smile on my face once my turn was finished, and I had nothing but praise for the developers of Miku Tsuku. I also played with the rhythm VR game presented by Crypton themselves, as well as the Google Tango AR demo. But neither of these could compare to the marvelous experience of Miku Tsuku.

 

The team of Miku Tsuku is hopeful that there will be interest and support from fans to help encourage further development of this idea, along with a release on Oculus and Steam stores, and other platforms. I hope they succeed, and that many more Hatsune Miku fans will be introduced to the world of VR. I can really see this concept going somewhere in the future, and Hatsune Miku will help lead the way.

Mar 072017
 

Stretch out your dancing feet and throw your glow sticks in the sky, because Hatsune Miku is about to ignite the crowd again with her 2nd Encore Pack for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone! The 2nd DLC pack is now available for $9.99 on the PlayStation®Store, and features EVEN MORE new songs, accessories, costume modules, and EXTRA EXTREME Charts (‘Future Sound’ and ‘Colorful Tone’ required) for additional songs!

This is the 2nd of three Encore Packs, each available for $9.99. Additionally, there’s also a DLC Season Pass available on PSN for $24.99, which includes all three Encore Packs. The last Encore Pack will come out in April, so stay tuned for more… tunes.

The full content of the 2nd Encore Pack consists of:
 
Songs
  • Gaikotsu Gakudan to Riria (Music & Lyrics by tohma)
  • Kimi no Taion (Music & Lyrics by Kuwagata P)
  • LOL – lots of laugh – (Music by KeN Lyrics by Endcape)
  • Hand in Hand (Music & Lyrics by kz)
Modules
Hatsune Miku
  • Farewell
  • Etoile
  • Rosa Bianca
  • Rosa Notte
  • Hatsune Miku Swimwear Tan
  • March Hare
  • My Dear Bunny
  • Bunny Ears Hoodie
Kagamine Rin
  • Kagamine Rin Swimwear Tan
  • Alparka Hoodie R
Kagamine Len
  • Kagamine Len Swimwear Tan
  • Alparka Hoodie L
Megurine Luka
  • Megurine Luka Swimwear Tan
  • Kitty Ears Hoodie
KAITO
  • Rosa Blue
  • Rosa Luno
  • KAITO Swimwear V Tan
  • KAITO Swimwear V Alt. Tan
  • Fishy Overalls
MEIKO
  • MEIKO Swimwear Tan
  • Wooly Wear
Accessories
  • Yurei Headband
  • Great White Shark
  • Red Puyo Cap
  • Green Puyo Barrette
  • Ram Horns
  • Devil’s Head Wings
  • Oversized Glasses
  • Beginner Badge
  • Dinosaur Tail
  • Nekomata Tails
EXTRA EXTREME Charts
Future Sound
  • Love-Colored Ward
  • Dear cocoa girls
  • From Y to Y
  • Po Pi Po
Colorful Tone
  • Iroha Uta
  • Kokoro
  • 39
  • Transparent Watercolors
  • Master of Puppets
We also have three stunning PS4 themes to show off your allegiance to the dazzling digital superstar. All of them are priced at $3.99 each and are available now on PSN:
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Future Sound Theme (dynamic)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Colorful Tone Theme (dynamic)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Theme (static)


 
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, the 2nd Encore Pack DLC, and the DLC Season Pass are available now on the PlayStation®Store. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB, and is available now. For more information, please visit the official site at miku.sega.com/futuretone