Many excited Vocaloid fans gathered at the Taipei Game Show in Taiwan to hear announcements regarding Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, the next installment in the Project Diva series slated to hit the PS Vita and PlayStation 3 on March 6th.
The first thing that was visible was the PV for DECORATOR, revealing not only the character module for the song (name TBA), but also Chinese lyrics. The development of a localized version for China was confirmed, although the method of localization is not yet fully decided. Project Diva F for PS3 (and soon PS Vita) was Romanized for its Western release, but a Chinese localization must be done differently.
Other recently announced details were also discussed, but might be new for some. These include:
- 40 songs confirmed. 20 all new, and 20 returning classics from the PSP era.
- Over 160 character modules. 40 all new, 40 remade classics, and 80 from Project Diva F. *Save Data can likely be ported to F 2nd to unlock previous modules.*
- The ability to import music data directly from Piapro.
One of the closing discussions was on the possibility of a future Project Diva title for the PlayStation 4, where the staff felt that the touch control of the PS4’s controller shared some similarities to the new “swipe” interface added to SEGA’s Project Diva Arcade: Future Tone, allowing for similar gameplay styles.
For those who can’t wait for a localized release, the Japanese version of Project Diva F 2nd can still be preordered for PS3 and PS Vita, with no worry about region locks. But make sure to support localized versions when possible! If localized releases keep selling well, SEGA will likely continue localizing other game titles.
SEGA also recently released a video showcasing the 32 songs announced so far, as well as many of the new character modules. Above images via gamer.ne.jp.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBaWbYF04I8]