Those of you who own an Android based device and have prayed for SEGA to release a game for the platform, your prayers have been answered. I’ve been following the news of this announcement for the past 48 hours to gather enough info to help everyone get their hands on this release.
The game is being released for iPhone 4 (or iPod touch and iPad equivalent), and Android devices running Android 2.3 or higher. The game is free for download (with some ingame items costing real money) and is expected to release sometime in the Fall. The game is even set to be released in both Japanese AND English, although the English release is due to have some delay. The game is now accepting pre-registration applications, and you’ll find those links at the end of the article.
The game goes by the name of Hatsune Miku Live Stage Producer, and features gameplay concepts similar to what people have experienced in the Idolm@ster series. You play as Miku’s producer who helps train her to be a better performer and hold live events. The more successful you are, the more money and rewards you’ll unlock.
In-game shots of Miku’s stats page, as well as a performance stage.
What I find most interesting is that the game has both 2D and 3D game elements, with the 3D sections using the same models from the Project Diva series on PSP. Given the fact that modern smart phones have much higher resolution screens than the original PSP, the models will look much crisper by comparison.
Costume selection and even some gameplay is done with PjD style graphics.
Now that we’ve established that the game is free and what the gameplay is like, I’m sure you’re wondering how you can play it. Simply visit the game’s official page and then click the top button to navigate to the pre-registration form. You’ll see a field where you can enter your email. The two check boxes are for receiving emails regarding game updates and emails from SEGA, respectively. Once you are done, click the top button again to complete your registration. You should receive an email almost immediately. If not, check your spam box.
And that’s it! You’re now pre-registered to play the demo version of the game before the full version is released.