With the launch of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (Vita version) now in the past, fans of the Diva series are now waiting for more news of the PlayStation 4 version launch. SEGA obliged today with the first official game video, along with a surprise announcement: The launch date has been pushed forward from its original Fall 2016 launch, to a new launch date of August 25th, 2016! Rather than releasing as what we hoped would be a PlayStation VR launch title, the game will instead launch sooner, and add a later update to support PlayStation VR for the live edit mode after its launch. The launch price will be 7990 Yen.
The game also has a new official title: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X HD. This is likely to help give the title more differentiation compared to the Vita version (the previous Diva F 2nd was named the same on Vita and PS3). The finalized game art has been illustrated by KEI (seen above), and is now visible on the official game website. A Snow Miku DLC module pack was announced for early buyers: Between August 25th and September 25th, a DLC pack containing Snow Miku versions 2010~2015 can be downloaded completely free! This pack will also be made available for the PS Vita version.
The “cool” element medley named “Cyber Rock Jam” was featured in the new video, and confirms the game will be running at a smooth 60 frames per second, a first for a home console Project Diva game. The shadow and lighting detail also seems improved, but the model detail seems largely unchanged.
The English versions for PlayStation Vita and PS4 are still slated for a Fall 2016 release, unless SEGA releases new announcements regarding changes for those versions. Other than that, what do you guys think of the news announcements for Diva X HD? Are you more excited or disappointed?
Via SEGA Miku Blog