May 152020
 

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA fans with a Nintendo Switch can rejoice! Mega Mix is now officially available to download and play from the Nintendo eShop.

The game clocks in at 13.9GB in size (16.9GB with all updates and DLC), making it one of the largest games in filesize on the Nintendo eShop. Unless you have your Nintendo Switch’s internal memory relatively free, it is recommended to invest in a sizeable and speedy MicroSD card, which will also help with those loading times (128GB cards can be had for around $25). The base game is priced at $39.39 on the eShop.

Also available on the same day as the game’s launch are the 6 DLC song packs with six songs each, for a total of 36 additional songs. This brings the game’s total song count to 141 songs, the largest of any of the Diva games on a mobile console! Each of the 6 packs cost $6.99 each, or you can buy the DLC bundle for a discounted price of $29.99. The T-shirt design pack DLC is also available for free!

If you purchase the Mega Mix Mega Pack version, you can get the game and all DLC song packs for $59.99 (shirt DLC still needs to be downloaded separately). The theme song pack with 4 bonus songs was included for free for those that preordered the game early, while others will have to wait until June 12th to download it.

Screenshot of Touch Play mode, via @pjd_sega

Lastly, the new “Tap Play” mode is also included in the game’s launch. To activate it, simply navigate these menus in the game: Customization > Game/control config > Arcade Mode > Tap Play > Enable. For the best experience and feedback, it is also recommended to play this mode with the “stylus” mode enabled for the touch pad in the Switch’s settings menu.

It is also confirmed that the HORI Arcade Controller is supported in the Western release of the game. To activate it, go to Customization > Game/control config > Arcade Mode > Arcade Controller Settings. We hope they eventually update Western version of Future Tone on the PS4 to support the arcade controller as well.

Official Game Site: https://miku.sega.com/megamix/

Apr 202020
 

SEGA has announced May 15th, 2020 as the release date for Hatsune Miku Project Diva: Mega Mix for the Nintendo Switch! The Western version of Mega Mix (called MEGA39’s in Japan) will be available exclusively in digital format from the Nintendo eShop. A playable demo is available for download right now, while the full version of the game can be preordered for $39.39 USD.

Mega Mix includes 101 songs spanning over 10 years of of the Project Diva game series, 10 of which are all new to Mega Mix/MEGA39’s. These include “Catch the Wave” by kz(livetune), “Alien Alien” by Nayutalien, “39 Music!” by mikitoP, “Hibana” by DECO*27, “Teo” by Omoi, “ROKI” by mikitoP, “Jigsaw puzzle” by Mafumafu, “Dreamin Chuchu” by emon(Tes.), “Ooedo Julianight” by Mitchie M and “Jitterbug” by Nanashi Hachiya.

There’s two play modes (arcade and joycon motion), a new module for the theme song, and even a t-shirt customization feature is included in the game!

Project Diva Mega Mix Official Site: https://miku.sega.com/megamix/

And if you happen to be in the mood to grab yourself the new arcade-style controller from HORI for MEGA39’s/Mega Mix or Future Tone, but missed out on the last batch of preorders, you’ll probably be happy to hear that preorders are currently reopened on the HORI website until April 30th at 1:00 PM JST! Both controllers are priced at 38,478 JPY ($358 USD) each, and are expected to ship in the summer of 2020. To ship overseas, a proxy service is required.

Please note that there is a chance the Western versions of these games have not been updated with the software patches to support these controllers, and we’re awaiting a response from SEGA. Has anyone out there successfully used the PS4 controller with the Western version of Future Tone? Please let us know!

HORI Project Diva Controller: https://hori.jp/topics/miku_pjd_controller/

Jan 212020
 

There’s been a lot to cover in regards to Snow Miku 2020 news over the past couple weeks, so here’s what you need to catch up on if you’re planning to attend the event! There’s less than 2 weeks remaining until everything kicks off on February 4th, so most collaboration announcements should be finished by this point. Let’s get started!


The full PV for the Snow Miku 2020 theme song “Poka Poka Planet” is now available on YouTube! The music and artwork was composed and animated by Harumaki Gohan and his art studio. Expect to hear this song played throughout various Snow Miku celebrations in Sapporo!


The official Snow Miku 2020 album titled “Planet Traveler” has been sampled in a crossfade video, and will be available in physical at Snow Miku 2020 (for 2200 JPY), and other shops around Sapporo starting on January January 22nd. The album features 10 festive tracks by various producers, and definitely worth adding to your collection!


SNOW MIQUEST 2020 – Find The Missing Instrument!

If you remember the riddles and puzzles from Magical Mirai 2019 to enter Megurine Luka’s secret chamber, there will be another quest to solve at Snow Miku 2020! The “QLEAR QUEST” activity will be held at the Sapporo Factory Hall 2nd floor from the “QLEAR QUEST” booth on February 8th (Sat) and February 9th (Sun). You will have to complete a series of puzzles to “find the missing instruments, and Yukine who has also gone missing for some reason!”.

There is a 1500 Yen fee to begin the activity, and has a reward of a clear file handbag, as well as an acrylic keychain! You have until 6:00 PM on each day to finish and turn in your results for the prize. Keep in mind sharing the activity on social media is OK, but please do not give away the answers to the puzzles online!

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Sugai Dinos Collaboration

All Sugai Dinos amusement locations in Sapporo will be offering special goods as prizes and bonuses from February 1st through March 31st! All locations will feature two crane game prizes, which include a silicone watch and an Alolan Vulpix and Snow Miku collaboration blanket. Lastly, Dinos Bowling (at the Norbesa center only) will be offering a Snow Miku 2020 mug with the purchase of a bowling game for 2500 Yen! There’s two designs to pick from, but quantities will be limited during the event.


Mirai.ST Cafe Collaboration

Crypton Future Media’s Mirai.ST Cafe will have a Snow Miku 2020 collaboration menu from February 4th through February 11th, with 5 different limited dishes and treats available for your enjoyment! Each participating item also gives you a free grab for a random can badge with a Snow Miku or Rabbit Yukine design. The collaboration food items include a Rin & Len themed soup, a Meiko & Kaito themed soda, a Luka themed strawberry milk, a Miku themed ham and green onion sandwich, and a “do re mi fa” deluxe dessert platter!

From February 4th~7th, it’s free-seating at the cafe. But due to increased visitor volume on the weekend, February 8th~10th is reservation-only. You can reserve here: https://miraistxsnowmiku2020.peatix.com/


Sapporo Youth Science Museum

A special presentation will be screened at the Sapporo Youth Science Museum from February 1st~February 29th! (Will be closed on the 3rd, 10th, 12th, 17th, 25th, 26th and 27th of February)

The show is a rescreening of the “Pocket Galaxy” presentation from previous years, but updated to include Snow Miku 2020 music and visuals. Tickets are sold every day for 500 Yen starting at 9:30 AM, and screening starts at 3:15 PM on Weekdays, and 12:45 PM and 3:15 PM on Weekends.


Event Goods

There’s a sizable selection of Snow Miku 2020 themed goods that have been announced, and there’s likely still more on the way! Before Snow Miku starts, you can expect the website to be updated with information on which locations are selling which goods. But for now, here’s what’s been posted.

Photo 1: Pinched key holder, full graphic T-shirt, B2-size tapestries, acrylic clock, dye-cut stickers, card sleeves (A), card sleeves (B), rubber keychains, bag charm, Ribbon Napolin soda, big fluffy blanket, and a character parker.

Photo 2: Stained metal charms, candy tins, lacquered card case, lacquered chopsticks, lacquered compact mirror, Snow Miku 2020 plushie, AC-USB travel charger, 1/150 scale train, stadium jacket, clear files, rubber straps, and Yukine plushie.

Photo 3: Sunglasses, glasses cloths, traditional winter coat, 10,000mAh powerbanks (style 1), 10,000mAh powerbanks (style 2), luggage tag, waist bag, mini flag, amulets, neck pouch, thermal cup, and smartphone ring.

Photo 4: Snow Miku 2020 official album, Snow miku 2020 official t-shirt, shopping bag, face towel, can badge (A), can badge (B), memo pad and Nendoroid Snow Miku 2020.

Photo 5 (Alolan Vulpix x Snow Miku 2020 goods): Coin case, luggage tag, full graphic shirt, tapestry, acrylic keychain, a blanket, acrylic keychain, can badges, and clear files. Also available for preorder at the event is the Snow Miku 2020 outfit for Dollfie Dream Snow Miku!

SEGA will be attending the weekend exhibition at Snow Miku 2020 on February 8th and 9th to run a booth at the Sapporo Factory Atrium to demo Project Diva MEGA 39s, as well as Project Sekai! Their booth will be open to demo gameplay on both days from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. You will also receive a special clear file just for playing! There will also be a talk stage session held at the Factory Atrium on February 9th from 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM.

Snow Miku 2020 Official Site:
https://snowmiku.com/2020/

Dec 172019
 

Hatsune Miku hasn’t been slowing down at all in recent years, and sometimes the amount of news in one month can exceed the amount of news I’d cover in a year when I first started writing for this site! It’s hard to keep up these days, so I’ll try to quickly summarize the major points of news from the first week of this month. I’ll try to follow with another roundup for week 2 shortly!

Snow Miku is expanding her sports support reach beyond just baseball and snowboarding, and is now the first digital ambassador to support Japan’s B.LEAGUE (Japan’s Basketball league)! The B.LEAGUE All-Star Game 2020 will be hosted in Hokkaido on January 18th 2020, and will be supported by Snow Miku. The Japan basketball league chairman Okawa Masaaki says the move supports the planned theme of “future city” for the event, in which a digital character would fit perfectly.

More: http://blog.piapro.net/2019/12/mo20191202.html

We’ve seen the prototypes before, and preorders are now available for the Precious Figure F Miku ~Special Edition~ figure! This figure is exclusively available for preorder (officially) from 7net for 10,780 JPY, and is expected to ship in March 2020. You can use various proxy or 3rd party sites to get one of your own if you’re not in Japan!

Preorder Link: https://7net.omni7.jp/detail/1301437567

SEGA has announced another DAIBA de DIVA event in celebration of the upcoming MEGA 39s game release for the Nintendo Switch! The event will be held at Tokyo Joypolis from January 20th 2020 until March 9th 2020. More info on the event will come at a later date!

Event Page: https://tokyo-joypolis.com/event/SFHMP10_DdDIVA/index.html

A Hatsune Miku themed LCD computer monitor was created in a collaboration between ViewSonic and TSUKUMO. The 23.8″ 1080p monitor is available for order from TSUKUMO for 28,380 JPY (keep in mind electronics in Japan are more expensive in general). This monitor features a beautiful Hatsune Miku illustration drawn by Fukahire, which is visible on the product box, as well as on the included monitor cover to prevent it from getting dusty when not in use!

Product Page: https://shop.tsukumo.co.jp/features/mikudisplay/

Rella, the popular illustrator behind the artwork for Miku Symphony 2018~2019, has teased some images of the upcoming Hatsune Miku scale figure based on the official artwork! We’re definitely excited to see more about this figure soon.

Aug 302019
 

A promotional video has been released for the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA39’s detailing its release date and the long hinted new game mode. Packing with 10 years of SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project history, the game will be released in Japan on February 13th, 2020, as well as a western release to follow shortly in 2020 under the title Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix.

In addition to the 101 songs and 300 modules to choose from, there’s a new game mode “Mix Mode” (left) unique to Nintendo Switch as a new way to enjoy the game using the joy-cons. A third new song “Dreamin Chuchu” (right) by emon has also been revealed in addition to the previously confirmed “Alien Alien” by Nayutan Alien and “39 Music!” by MikitoP.

 

Sega will also be launching a 10th anniversary collection of the game featuring the additions of special box illustrated by KEI, CD collection of 5 discs, and SONOCA card for the theme song “Catch the Wave” by kz. Early purchases in Japan will come with a 4-songs theme song pack DLC with songs such as “The secret garden” and “Yume Yume“.

Another reveal by Sega yet is the module design for kz‘s “Catch the Wave” by the artist LAM.

 

HORI is also joining in the occasion to announce dedicated controllers for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA39’s/Mega Mix and Future Tone/DX. Preorders are available until September 24th, 2019 at 10:00 JST, with release scheduled for early 2020.

Additionally, for those who own Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone/DX, 10 newly recorded songs from Mega39’s/Mega Mix will be available as DLC in 2020; a few examples being “DECORATOR by kz, “FREELY TOMORROW” by Mitchie M, and “Rolling Girl” by wowaka.

Check out the trailers for both versions below.

> Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA39’s on CDJapan
> Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA39’s 10th anniversary collection on CDJapan
> Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA39’s 10th anniversary collection on AmiAmi

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA39’s
http://miku.sega.jp/mega39s/
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix
https://miku.sega.com/megamix/