Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd MSRP Drops to $ 29.99 / £ 29.99

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 @ 11:34 am

If you’ve been on the fence about grabbing a copy of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, now is the time to hop over and get those rhythm fingers tapping. A series of price drops for the physical version of the game have gone into effect starting today, although the changes seem to be incomplete.

Here are the price changes in effect so far:

North America: PS3 version now $29.99, Vita version remains at $39.99 (may change).
United Kingdom: PS3 version now £29.99, Vita version now £24.99.
Europe: No price change yet (may change).

Please note these prices apply only to physical copies, and not the PlayStation Network prices, although the PSN prices may change. The other unchanged prices noted above can also still change at any time in the future, so keep an eye out. We’ll update this article if there’s any recent changes.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd can be found from most major game retailers.

Senbonzakura Violin Cover By Popular Music Artist Lindsey Stirling

Filed under: Classic,Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Music — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 @ 11:15 pm

Illustration by 一斗まる on Pixiv

When a world-class violinist meets one of the most popular Hatsune Miku original songs of all time, what do you get? An impressive violin cover of Senbonzakura by Lindsey Stirling.

With over 6 million YouTube followers Worldwide, Lindsey’s prowess in music and performing arts is well known, and the cover of Senbonzakura comes as a surprise to many. Senbonzakura is one of the most iconic Hatsune Miku original songs created, and was even the #1 karaoke song in Japan for much of 2013 and 2014.

You can watch these two music styles blend together in the official music video below. (日本からの視聴の場合は、こちらの動画をご覧ください。 http://youtu.be/npRzWILbKmQ)

Karent Announces Snow Miku 2015 CD Album: Hopeful Snow feat. Hatsune Miku

Filed under: Albums,Events,Exhibitions,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Monday, January 26th, 2015 @ 6:33 am

Crypton Future Media has announced another Snow Miku-themed CD album for release under its own label, Karent, and marks the third release in the series. Titled “Hopeful Snow feat. Hatsune Miku”, this album contains six tracks, including the official Snow Miku 2015 theme song.

1. Snow Fairy Story / 40mP feat. Hatsune Miku
2. yurayura / mato feat. Hatsune Miku
3. The Au Late / Lemm feat. Hatsune Miku
4. Negai / TIARA feat. Hatsune Miku
5. Journey / yuxuki feat. Hatsune Miku
6. Snow Fairy Story Acoustic guitar ver. / Osamuraisan

The album is scheduled to be released at the Snow Miku Winter Festival in Sapporo starting February 5th. Exact sales location and pricing is currently unannounced, with more details to follow soon. However, a free wallpaper and album cover art download is provided on the album details page.

MikuBook.com Closes After 3.5 Years of Operation

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Music,Other — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 @ 6:54 pm

Hatsune Miku fans attempting to visit MikuBook.com today were instead greeted by the above message, announcing the closure of the site. According to a tweet by Crypton Future Media CEO, Hiroyuki Itoh (posted below), the site closure will allow the CFM staff to focus their efforts and resources on other future projects.

MikuBook.com launched in July 2011, with the “Very Early Beta!” release first announced to visitors of Anime Expo 2011, where the massively popular Mikunopolis concert event took place. At first it focused on a community-based Vocaloid music suggestion service, which offered new songs for you to try based on the favorites you chose, and favorites by others.

The site later went on to also host game events, offer news updates, and act as a hub for the “Find Me!” campaign for Miku Expo. We’d like to thank Crypton for their service in providing a site for fans to enjoy, and we look forward to what their future projects hold in store.

First DLC of 2015 Arrives This Week for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (Western Version)

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

Type 2020 Module DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd

The first wave of DLC of 2015 for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd will be rolled out later this week, and includes new songs, skins and modules. On the song side of things, HD remakes of Sekiranun Graffiti by ryo and Ai Kotoba by DECO*27 are now available, as well as their accompanying modules: Type 2020 and Shiny.

5 free gameplay skins have also been made available, although they will only remain available free for the first 39 days of release, so grab them while you can!

Lastly, the remaining modules in this DLC release are “School Girl Club” for Akita Neru, “Gothic Purple” for Yowane Haku, “M.S.J” for Kasane Teto, and “Nostalgia” for Sakine Meiko. All Costume Modules are available individually or School Girl Club, Gothic Purple, M.S.J, and Nostalgia can be purchased as a bundle. And yes, the DLC supports the “cross-buy” feature, so it will work on both your PS3 and Vita copies of the game with just a single purchase.

If you’re a hardcore fan that plans to buy all song and module DLC in the long run, SEGA also offers “Costume Club” and “Song Club” DLC packs, which will save you over 25% versus buying them all individually.

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