Jan 272014

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.


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  • the109guy

    so, this chinese version is available to china only or other asia regions will get the chinese version also?

  • @the109guy: Since the demo was revealed in Taiwan, I imagine at the very least that Taiwan will get it as well.

  • Lee Siew Lun

    wish 39 will in the game!!!

  • Voca

    Are you sure about the localization stuff? I read the interview and didn’t understand this way…

  • @Voca: … Well… Then… Noticed it said they were comparing the English version of F, not F 2nd, when they discussed the localization of F 2nd for China. I completely mis-read that paragraph.

  • Faux Pas

    Any idea when a localized version would be released? I’d hoped it would be a joint release. Might buy both anyway, like PjDf last time !

  • Soulrunner

    Would still like an idea of when to expect western release, i’m not willing to buy asian again all that does is give Sega bad numbers for asia when we buy from them, without that big red dot on the map they have no idea where their real money is. Also I’d like to see the first 3 games on PSN for download here in the west or at least a version of Dreamy Theater something like that would also communicate their market strengths over here. Sure custom dlc won’t display on that but would be nice to have another way to show support for the games aside from the spike sales when they localize new games. Let me download the iso from psn then play it on something like dreamy theater it’s pure profit and free market research for them.