SEGA and Colorful Palette have come bearing a surprise announcement for Hatsune Miku’s 14th anniversary: A planned and soon-coming English localization of Project SEKAI: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku! Check out the official announcement trailer above.
The Western release will be renamed to “Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage!”, likely to help put more emphasis on Crypton Future Media’s characters, versus the other original characters also present in the game.
The original Japanese release of the mobile rhythm game has been available on Android and iOS for about a year, and proved popular among Western fans despite not having an official English translation.
The launch date of the English release is set for later in 2021, so stay tuned for that announcement!
The long-awaited release of Project Sekai Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku is finally here! The game is available for download on both the Google Play and Apple App stores. While it’s only officially released in Japan, the game is still playable as long as you can either side-load the game (Android) or register a Japan region account (iOS). We’re hoping it will eventually get a release outside of Japan as well!
The game was a joint effort by SEGA and Colorful Palette, using a lot of talent behind the popular BanG Dream! Girls Band Party mobile game. Let’s take a look at the announcements that came with this release!
1: 20 Songs Added Over 20 Days Campaign
Over the period of the next 20 days, starting October 1st (JST), a new song will be added to the game every day at 3:00 PM! Be sure to grab them and try them out as soon as they’re released.
2: 39 Login Campaign
Everyone who logs into the game during the promotion period will receive 300 crystals daily, which can be repeated for up to 13 days to receive a total of 3900 crystals! This daily login promotion ends October 30th at 3:59 AM JST.
3: Release Commemorative Live
To commemorate the game’s release, virtual live events featuring Project Sekai characters will be hosted ingame daily from September 30th ~ October 6th, JST! These performances will be held 6 times a day at the following times: 12:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM. The final show will be at 12:00 AM on October 7th.
4: Enjoy Virtual Live Together Campaign
By inviting friends to private rooms for the virtual live events, you can earn up to an additional 200 crystals per day! This promotion runs for the same time period as the Commemorative Live. The rewards are as follows: 2~5 people rewards 50 crystals, 6~10 people rewards 100 crystals, 11 or more people rewards 200 crystals.
5: Release Commemorative Gacha
A commemorative gacha featuring Hatsune Miku and other virtual singers, as well as Project Sekai characters is being held until October 9th at 2:59 PM JST. When using the “10 times” gacha selection, there is guaranteed to be at least one 3-star member reward. And for the first time, 4-star members will come with their live outfits attached.
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!
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!
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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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.
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 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.
In a livestream held by SEGA earlier today, we finally got new details announced for Project Sekai, a new mobile game in development from Colorful Palette, a new sub-studio by Craft Egg, which developed the highly-successful mobile game BanG Dream! A new official website along with a new main visual was also launched.
Titled “Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku”, the rhytm/band game is essentially a clone of BanG Dream!, but with a different story and tweaks to include Crypton Future Media’s Piapro Characters (Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, Meiko and Kaito).
One of the game’s protagonists, named Ichika Hoshino, lives in real-world modern Japan, where virtual singers exist only as virtual, just like our own real world. She somehow comes across a new world called “Sekai”, which was born from ideas. These ideas/worlds are also where Vocaloid songs were born from.
Depending on the world/thoughts, the characters can take on different appearances. The goal of each world is to discover the “name/meaning” of the songs, and work together with the Vocaloid of that world to sing the songs. This allows the song to become realized into the real world. 5 sekai worlds are planned: Band, Idol, Street, Musical and Underground.
The gameplay features original 3DPVs for each song (with an optional 2D background if you find it too distracting), and conversations between characters in a Live2D style. Hatsune Miku’s character will be voiced by Fujita Saki, with her voice tuned to sound more Miku-ish.
You will be able to freely choose between Project Sekai versions (covers) of Vocaloid songs, or the original versions of the songs while playing the game. If you choose the original songs, they will be performed by the Virtual Singers. If you choose the Sekai version, one or more of the virtual singers for that song will join the original characters.
There will be various outfits the characters can wear, and 5 levels of difficulty to appease even the greatest masters of mobile rhythm games.
Six songs have been announced for the game so far, with more to be added later. These are:
– Just be Friends by Dixie Flatline
– Sweet Magic by Junky
– Viva Happy by Mitchie M
– Miracle Paint by OSTER project
– Rettou Joutou by Reol/Giga
– Roki by MikitoP
In addition to the songs, various producers have also been announced for producing content for the game: DECO*27, Mitchie M, Giga, PinocchioP, and Mafumafu are the first to be confirmed. Mitchie M and Giga are also working together on the game’s first theme song.
Below are the different bands and characters in the game!
A band featured in a Sekai that looks like a classrom. The characters are Shibu Hinomori (CV: Yuki Nakashima), Ichika Hoshino (CV: Ruriko Noguchi), Saki Tenma (CV: Karin Isobe), Honami Mochizuki (CV: Reina Ueda). They are accompanied by Miku and Luka.
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An idol group featured in a Sekai that looks like a live performance stage. The characters are Airi Momoi (CV: Ai Furihata), Haruka Kiritani (CV: Mayu Yoshioka), Minori Hanasato (CV: Yui Ogura), and Shizuku Hinomori (CV: Rina Honizumi). They are accompanied by Miku and Rin.
Vivid Bad Squad
A street group of street performers gathered together in a Sekai of, well.. Streets! The characters are Asato Shinonome (CV: Fumiya Imai), An Shiraishi (CV: Tomomi Jiena Sumi), Kohane Azusawa (CV: Akina), and Touya Aoyagi (CV: Kento Itou). They are accompanied by Len, Miku and Meiko.
Wonderlands x Showtime
A musical group that looks ready to perform! The characters are Rui Kamishiro (CV: Shunichi Toki), Emu Ootori (CV: Hina Kino), Tsukasa Tenma (CV: Daisuke Hirose), and Nene Kusanagi (CV: Machico). They are accompanied by Miku and Kaito.
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An underground group that only performs at night. The characters are Mizuki Akiyama (CV: Hinata Satou), Kanade Yoisaki (CV: Tomori Kusunoki), Mafuyu Asahina (CV: Rui Tanabe), and Ena Shinonome (CV: Minori Suzuki). They are accompanied by a different-looking Miku with white hair.
-= Release Info =-
Project Sekai will be released for both iOS and Android platforms, although the release date is still TBA. There is also no mention of an overseas release at this time.