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It’s now July 2nd in Japan, and it’s the 10th anniversary of SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project! In commemoration of the anniversary, Sega has announced a brand new Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA title “Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s” to be released as the first Project DIVA title ever on the Nintendo Switch.

The game will come with 100 songs that signifies the 10 years history of SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project, plus a newly written theme song that’s yet to be revealed. Included in the list is 10 new songs to the Project DIVA series, 2 of which were revealed to be “Alien Alien” by Nayutan Alien and “39 Music!” by MikitoP.

In addition to the 101 songs, a total of 300 modules has also been confirmed.

 

Speaking of modules, there’ll also be a t-shirt design contest to be made into in-game module(s). Creator(s) of the winning entry will also appear in the roll credits as well as gifted a copy of the game. The contest will be held on Piapro starting from July 5th, where a link to the contest will soon surface shortly.

As the first Project DIVA title on the Nintendo Switch, the game will also feature a unique gameplay mode in a similar fashion to Project Mirai Deluxe’s Button/Touch modes for the Nintendo 3DS. Additionally, the origin of the title will also be revealed in the upcoming July 4th edition of Weekly Famitsu magazine; we’re expecting more reveal there as well.

For PS4/Arcade players, SEGA says some of the new content from MEGA 39’s will also come to Future Tone.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s will be released for Nintendo Switch in early 2020 in Japan. For the first on-hand experience on the game, be sure to visit Sega booth at Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Tokyo on August 30th~September 1st to try your chance on the demo!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s: http://miku.sega.jp/mega39s/



 

Mar 222016
 

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News of Project Diva Arcade: Future Tone’s PS4 port (simply known as Project Diva Future Tone) has been quite for the past while, but an update today from Famitsu Magazine reveals the game will launch in two versions with new titles, which can be combined to create a total of 220 songs and 340 modules. Each “half” of the game can be purchased and played independently, while the second half can be purchased later if desired as an “add-on”.

The first half is titled Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone – Future Sound, and comes with 120 songs. This song selection features songs around the Project Diva home console series. The second half, titled Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone – Colorful Tone, contains 100 songs with tracks taken from the Arcade version, as well as Project Mirai on 3DS.

You will have the ability to customize your controller input, and can even set a button with combo presses (Want to set those 4 button holds to a single button? Now you can.). Thanks to the PS4’s superior hardware compared to arcade, you can set up to 6 characters on screen at a single time, and also run the game at 1080p and 60 frames per second.

SEGA’s quote from the magazine assures fans that the game’s cost will have a “bargain price”. The game is slated for release sometime later in 2016.

Via Hachima Kikou and Gematsu

Oct 302015
 

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The Western launch of Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX has passed (seriously, get it for the 3DS, it’s a great game!), and Vocaloid fans now have a taste of what the game has to offer in terms of its vast music content. So it’s possible that some had been on the fence about getting the Project Mirai Complete boxset, but only to find it’s now sold out on sites everywhere…

Thankfully, Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi has partnered with U/M/A/A to make the boxset available once again in the U.S., with shipping to other countries also available! This specific version includes an exclusive bonus of 5 backdrops for the Mikudayo petit nendoroid (or any other figure you may have laying around!), originally found only in U/M/A/A’s Japan-only release.

>> Get it over at Kawaii Kakkoi Sugoi’s shop! ($75 USD)

What’s included in the box? So much, we can’t even list it all without stretching this article to a rediculous length, so check the spoiler!

Project Mirai Complete Boxset Contents (KKS Edition):
Hatsune Miku Project Mirai COMPLETE comes with

– 5 CDs containing tracks from the game series
– 1 Blu Ray containing select music videos
– 1 Mikudayo Petit Nendoroid
– 6 Album Cover Stickers
– Monthly Mikudayo Comic
– Lyric booklet
– 5 back drops (EXCLUSIVE to UMAA and KKS Store!)

Tracklist:

DISC 1

1 YUMEYUME FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / DECO*27
2 DOREMIFA RONDE FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / 40mP
3 REVERSE RAINBOW FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU.KAGAMINE RIN / SUNZRIVER
4 KONEKO NO PAYAPAYA FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU.MEIKO / ONECUP P
5 HARO/HAWAYU FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / NANOU
6 KOKORO FEAT.KAGAMI OTO RIN / TORABOLTA
7 PIANO*GIRL FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / OSTER project
8 HAPPISHINSESAIZA FEAT.JUN OTO RUKA.GUMI / EasyPop
9 ROMIO TO CINDERELLA FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / doriko
10 LOL -LOTS OF LAUGH- FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / mikumix
11 SENBON SAKURA FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / KUROUSA P(WhiteFlame)
12 AKU NO MUSUME FEAT.KAGAMI OTO RIN / mothy_AKU NO P
13 AKU NO MESHITSUKAI FEAT.KAGAMI OTO REN / mothy_AKU NO P
14 REVERSE RAINBOW / KAGAMINE LEN
15 REVERSE RAINBOW / MEGURINE LUKA
16 ROMIO TO CINDERELLA / KAGAMINE RIN
17 ROMIO TO CINDERELLA / MEGURINE LUKA

DISC 2

1 FINDER FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / livetune
2 SWEET MAGIC FEAT.KAGAMINE RIN / Junky
3 SHINKAI SHOUJO FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / YUYU
4 DOUBUTSU URANAI FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / SCOP
5 TEREKA KUSHI SHISHUNKI FEAT.KAGAMI OTO REN / HoneyWorks
6 WORLD IS MINE FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / supercell
7 AMA TSUKI TSUNE FEAT.KAGAMI OTO RIN / marasy
8 AGEAGEAGEIN FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / Mitchie M
9 CLOVER CLUB FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / YUYU
10 SNOWMAN FEAT.KAITO / halyosy
11 INBIJIBURU FEAT.KAGAMI OTO RIN.GUMI / kemu
12 GAIKOTSU GAKUDAN TO RI RIA FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / TOHMA
13 ARIFURE TASE CHI SAY FUKU FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / PINOCCHIO P
14 DOUBUTSU URANAI / KAGAMINE RIN
15 DOUBUTSU URANAI / MEGURINE LUKA
16 DOUBUTSU URANAI / MEIKO
17 TEREKA KUSHI SHISHUNKI / KAITO
18 SNOWMAN / KAGAMINE LEN

DISC 3

1 ELECTRIC LOVE FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / HACHIOJI P
2 MERANKORIKKU FEAT.KAGAMI OTO RIN / Junky
3 I ARU FU A N CLUB FEAT.KAGAMI OTO RIN.GUMI / MIKITO-P
4 ERE KU TORI KKU ENJI E U FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / YASUO
5 INTABYUA FEAT.JUN OTO RUKA / KUWAGATA P
6 TRICOLORE AIRLINE FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / ATSUZOUKUN
7 PIANO FORTE SCANDAL FEAT.MEIKO / OSTER project
8 KIMI NO TAION FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / KUWAGATA P
9 GLOW FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / keeno
10 TRICOLORE AIRLINE / KAGAMINE RIN
11 TRICOLORE AIRLINE / MEGURINE LUKA
12 TRICOLORE AIRLINE / MEIKO
13 PIANO FORTE SCANDAL / MIKU
14 PIANO FORTE SCANDAL / KAGAMINE RIN
15 PIANO FORTE SCANDAL / KAITO
16 INTABYUA / HATSUNE MIKU
17 ERE KU TORI KKU ENJI E U / KAGAMINE RIN
18 ERE KU TORI KKU ENJI E U / MEGURINE LUKA

DISC 4
1 HAJIMEMASHITE CHIKYUUJIN SAN FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / PINOCCHIO P
2 1/6 -OUT OF THE GRAVITY- FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / VOKARIODO P(noa)
3 MOUSOU SKETCH FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / 40mP
4 1925 FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / T-POCKET
5 CENDRILLON FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU.KAITO / Dios/SIGNAL P
6 ADOLESCENCE FEAT.KAGAMINE RIN.KAGAMINE LEN / Dios/SIGNAL P
7 ON THE ROCKS FEAT.KAITO.MEIKO / OSTER project
8 *HELLO.PLANET.FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / sasakure.UK
9 WATASHI NO JIKAN FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU / KUCHIBASHI
10 SHAKE IT! FEAT.HATSUNE MIKU.KAGAMINE RIN.KAGAMINE LEN / emon
11 MOUSOU SKETCH / KAGAMINE RIN
12 1925 / KAGAMINE RIN
13 1925 / KAGAMINE LEN
14 1925 / MEGURINE LUKA
15 1925 / KAITO
16 1925 / MEIKO
17 WATASHI NO JIKAN / KAGAMINE RIN
18 WATASHI NO JIKAN / KAGAMINE LEN

DISC 5

1 MIRAI
2 DJ
3 LOUNGE
4 NATURE
5 AQUA
6 WA
7 CUTE
8 FUTURE
9 NACHUNARU
10 MIYABI
11 YUMEYUME / kous
12 PENTOHAUSU
13 KOTEJI
14 SUNDAY MORNING
15 CRUX
16 ALPHA and OMEGA
17 MO KI YU MO KI YU
18 WALK.STEP.HAPPY
19 SHU
20 BAKANSU
21 YUMEYUME (Game Ver.)
22 AGEAGEAGEIN (Game Ver.)
23 HAJIMEMASHITE CHIKYUUJIN SAN (Game Ver.)
24 HAJIMEMASHITE CHIKYUUJIN SAN (8bit Ver.)

KKS also uploaded an image gallery, along with an infomercial detailing this release. This is the last chance at nabbing this box set, so don’t miss out on this perfect complimentary addition to your copy of Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai on the Nintendo 3DS!



Sep 042015
 

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, like several other Hatsune Miku music game titles, is a game that many fans thought would likely never make its way overseas. At first we were hoping one of the first two titles, Project Mirai (2012) or Mirai 2 (2013) would somehow manage to make its way to the West, since support for the Project Diva series as a whole was starting to strengthen. What we weren’t expecting was an all-new (sort of) game title in the Mirai series, specifically for the West.

While it didn’t end up remaining a Western-exclusive, and even got pushed back to 3 months after the Japanese release, the game is finally here, and brings what Hatsune Miku fans have been wanting from the Project Mirai series, and so much more. Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Len, Kaito, Meiko, Luka and even Megpoid Gumi all come together to make what is easily one of the most enjoyable Hatsune Miku rhythm game experiences, and likely one of the best music games overall on the Nintendo 3DS.

As a Project Mirai title, the game differs from the Project Diva series primarily by its artistic style: The characters are modeled in SD (super deformed) style, to look exactly like the popular Nendoroid line of figures from Good Smile Company. This is a design choice that no doubt caters to Hatsune Miku fans that can’t resist her cute sharm, which is now magnified by this look.

You start off the game by choosing your starting character, and then you’re greeted by the main screen of your chosen character in their basic apartment. There isn’t much here yet, but you’ll start to unlock various room accessories, and even outfits, as you play the game! You will see Gumi, another Vocaloid and playable character, come and visit you in your room from time to time to offer gifts, and hints/advice to help you with playing the game. Here is a summary of the main screen options:

Hang Out: Interact with the character you’re currently visiting, give them a spending allowance, offer snacks, or even play a minigame of “Mikuversi”, a special version of the classic board game “Reversi”! But watch out: As you get better, so will your opponent! Spending more time with a partner will strengthen your relationship and unlock new more motions/interactions. The first snack I offered my partner was the “roulette Sushi”, and let’s just say Miku’s reaction was priceless when she ate the hot piece of Sushi.

Dress-Up: As you unlock and purchase new outfits for your characters, you can freely change the outfit they wear on the home screen. There’s over 100 outfits that can be unlocked!

Remodel: As you unlock and purchase room accessories, you can decorate each character’s rooms to your liking! Different rooms offer different item arrangement options.

Alarm: Set an alarm and wake up along with your favorite Vocaloid!

Partner: Change which partner you’re visiting with.

Rhythm Game: Play the rhythm game mode. There are both Button and Tap gameplay styles to choose from. There are 48 total songs to unlock and choose from with three levels of difficulty, and an unlockable 4th level of difficulty for some songs. This means there is a total of nearly 300 different play combinations for this mode alone! I recommend changing the button colors if you’re a seasoned Project Diva player, to avoid confusion.

Puyo Puyo 39: A special Miku version of the popular SEGA puzzle game, which can be played against AI or friends over local wifi!

Profiles: This is essentially your own in-game profile card, as well as your friends list for sharing data with friends that also play Project Mirai DX. You can share custom songs, dances and messages!

Photos: View the screenshot gallery.

Stamps: Essentially your “achievements” tracker. Unlocking more stamps also gives you more tag-lines to use for your profile cards.

Options: View your game progress, change your Mirai username, and view unlocked special videos.

Music Maker: Create a custom tune with your partner, along with various instrument choices. You can attach a custom tune to your profile card. Get creative!

Go Out: Visit the Dance Studio, Department Store, Mirai Theater, AR Mode, or take your partner on a trip to exotic places!

Rhythm Game (Button Mode)

Button mode of the rhythm game is by far the most difficult of the two gameplay styles, with more complex button patterns and stricter timing for button accuracy. Depending on the chosen difficulty, more of the X, Y, B, A and arrow keys will appear on screen. Each song will have instances of holds and double presses, although you can choose to substitute arrows for the associated letter, or vice versa, when only one symbol needs to be pressed. The hold notes with a rainbow texture are “spin holds”, where you can spin the analog stick to earn bonus Mirai Points during the hold.

Rhythm Game (Tap Mode)

While being easier to play compared to button mode, this game mode does a few things differently to make this style just as enjoyable (if not more-so). There’s no “double press”, since you can only tap one color section at a time. However, this mode instead adds “swipe” notes, where you must hold and swipe the stylus in the indicated direction. If you continue to hold the stylus down before each swipe, you will create a “chain”, granting additional bonus points. This can even allow finishing scores of over 100%! Spin holds work in a similar way, with the difference being you now spin using the stylus instead of the analog stick.

Wait… There’s more?!

Due to a tight schedule, I was not able to go as in-depth with the game as I wanted to, and didn’t go far beyond unlocking all songs on the massive tracklist (this alone takes a considerable amount of time if you’re aiming for decent scores in the process). At least, not in time for this review. So I’d actually like to take the time to explain more game details in the comments below, should you have any! Is there anything from the game you’d like to see or know about? Feel free to ask!

And if you’d like to grab the game yourself, it will be available in-stores and on the Nintendo e-Shop on September 8th for North America, and September 11th for Europe! Early preorders will provide a bonus Miku wallet strap, while ALL copies of the game will come bundled with 19 AR cards!

If you’d like to give the game a try beforehand, you can grab the free game demo from the Nintendo e-Shop, which offers gameplay of LOL -lots of laugh- and Senbonzakura on Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties to help you get warmed up.

Aug 252015
 

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX for the Nintendo 3DS is set to start making its debut in the West in just a couple more weeks, and we can’t tell you how excited we were to finally have a chance to play it. So of course we were thrilled with the opportunity to give an early impressions and review of the game.

This will of course be an impressions of the full game, not the demo, so we’ve been doing some thorough testing to see what is new, interesting and unique to this game series that helps set it apart from the largely popular “Project Diva” series of rhythm games.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is an enhanced version of Project Mirai with additional gameplay features. So if you have not played the two previous Project Mirai games in the past due to difficulties of importing and region lockouts, fret not. This game has all songs from the previous two games, and more! This of course pushes the game to a decently considerable filesize for the digital download, one likely worthy of an SD card upgrade if you’re lacking free space.

The game clearly aims to charm the player with its cute Nendoroid style models/graphics, and it certainly works. I can’t even count how many times I caught myself enjoying watching the characters loafing around, or their faces full of glee and anger while playing against them in minigames.

The rhythm gameplay style is quite similar to the Project Diva series when playing in button press mode. The button symbols and placement may confuse seasoned Project Diva players at first, but you should start adapting to the new layout without too much difficulty. Tap mode feels more like Project Diva Arcade in style with the swipe notes, and the note timing also seems less strict compared to button mode. However, it brings a new gameplay element not found in button mode: Chains (more on this later in the full review).

The smaller activities like minigames, shopping, music composing and just hanging out are all enjoyable to mess around with, although some options seem questionably useless (microphone on the main screen or song list does seemingly nothing), or some arguably important features are simply missing (no Mirai Points counter on the main screen?). Besides the thyrhm game mode, there’s plenty the game has to offer to keep you occupied.

The song selection and customization options are also among the most sizeable of any of the console-based Hatsune Miku rhythm games, and offers a great play value for its price ($39.99 US, $49.99 CA). If you own a Nintendo 3DS, and you’re a fan of Hatsune Miku and rhythm games, this is definitely a game title that should be on your list.

If you preorder the game early enough in North America, you can score yourself a Hatsune Miku wallet chain, and 19 double sided AR cards for use with the game! You can download the free demo now and try it out to see what it’s like, if you’re still on the edge (but trust me, you’ll love it). The North American launch is on September 8th, with the European launch on September 11th.

Project Mirai DX Official Site: http://miku.sega.com/miraidx/