Dec 022020
 

MIKULAND is making a return this Winter with Snow World 2021, and with it a new VR and AR amusement park experience! The virtual event will be held February 6th~7th 2021 via VirtualCast and HoloModels. The main visual art promoting this event was drawn by @choco_ikarashi.

What is MIKULAND?
The theme of “MIKULAND” is “somewhere near, in the near future”.
You can experience an official Hatsune Miku amusement park in VR and AR.
Using VR/AR apps, you can visit MIKULAND to experience the opening and ending ceremonies,
enjoy communicating with other users and purchase MIKULAND original merchandise.

Much of last Summer’s MIKULAND map is sticking around, but it will be livened up with a Winter theme, new content, and a new area to explore titled “Snow Globe Illumination”.

MIKULAND virtual map

There’s two ways to enjoy the event, and you can choose between VirtualCast (VR viewing) or HoloModels (AR viewing, more limited functionality). To view the methods of app installation and how to join, please click the link below to be taken to the “how to” guide. Please note the instructions are provided in Japanese only, but are relatively easy to follow.

If you can’t join through either programs, there will also be a video broadcast on both Nicovideo and YouTube during the event. Links will be live on the site when the event is live.

Various virtual shops will also be on display to explore.

There will be plenty of virtual activities to enjoy as well! These include Snow Globe (details coming soon), a mini concert (details coming soon), character Meet & Greets, Rhythm Games, Mystery Solving games, and a Snowball Fight event!

There’s a few other special areas, or “spots” to check out! These include Yukine Hills, a digital Piapro Art Wall, and Miku art gallery!

Virtual Snow Sculpture Recruitment


A snow sculpture modeling contest has been launched for this event, and the selected entries will be featured as snow sculptures in the “Snow Globe Illumination” area of MIKULAND! Entries will be accepted until January 15th, 2021 JST. If you’d like to enter, please make sure you meet the following requirements:

– Only files in fbx, obj or glb formats will be accepted. Please zip files before uploading.
– Please make sure your model follows the Piapro Character License rules.
– Create your model in under 10,000 polygons.
– Please do not affix textures to the model. Management will paste a snow texture onto the model.
– Do no attach bones or animations to the model.
– Create your models with the assumption that they will be filling a 3m x 3m x 3m space.

If your model is selected, you’ll receive the following rewards in VirtualCast and HoloModels: MIKULAND Plushie (Piapro Award for use with HoloModels), Clock (Virtual Cast Award for use with VirtualCast), Room Shoes (Gugenka® Award for use with HoloModels), and a Mask & Holder (TSUKUMO Award for use with HoloModels).

You can submit your entry at the following page → https://mikuland.com/2021snow/yukimiku.html

MIKULAND Snow World 2021 Official Site → https://mikuland.com/2021snow/index.html
MIKULAND Official Twitter → https://twitter.com/Mikuland_info

Jul 182019
 

This weekend is Shanghai’s Bilibili Macro Link 2019 exhibition event, taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center in Shanghai. If you’re unfamiliar with Bilibili Macro Link, it’s China’s equivalent experience to Nicovideo’s yearly “Nico Nico Chokaigi” event, but for their own video streaming service Bilibili.

Bilibili Macro Link VR Main Visual

The event will span 3 days starting July 19th, with each day covering a different theme. Day 1, refered to as Bilibili Macro Link VR (Visual Release), will focus on VR experience and performances with various digital characters. These include Chinese Vsingers such as Luo Tianyi and Mo Qingxian, Vtubers such as Kizuna AI and Fubuki Shirakami, Bilbili’s own mascots 22 and 33, and of course Crypton Future Media’s own Vocaloid characters Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin & Len, Meiko and Kaito!

This will make it one of the largest VR experience events of its kind, and we’re certain it will be quite the show!

Bilibili Macro Link VR Official Site: https://bml.bilibili.com/2019/index.html#/vr

Jun 072019
 

Hatsune Miku VR, a VR music game for PC, is now also available on the Oculus Store! The game was previously available only on the Steam platform, so this release makes the game more widely accessible. The game is compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Rift S platforms.

Additionally, a new song pack DLC has been released for the Steam version of the game (included with the newly released Oculus version). This pack has 5 new songs to enjoy:

> All I Need are Things I like (MUSIC: pinocchiop)
> Loneliness And Real (MUSIC: PIPPO)
> Kimagure Mercy (MUSIC: Hachiouji P)
> 2dimension dream fever (MUSIC: PolyphonicBranch)
> METEOR (MUSIC: DIVELA)

To celebrate the release, the game is currently on 20% discount, dropping the bundle price to $39 on Steam, and $36 on the Oculus Store. This includes the base game, and the two song packs for a total of 19 songs. Check them out on the stores below! The publisher Degica Games is also hosting prize giveaways on Twitter.

Oculus Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1731587616863812/
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/707300/Hatsune_Miku_VR___VR/

Hatsune Miku VR Official Page: http://promo.degicagames.com/vr/










Feb 262018
 

Excited for the release of Hatsune Miku VR? Thanks to a recent update Degica Games, the release date has been revealed: March 8th, 2018! Additionally, two more songs have been announced: Singularity by Keisei, and Senbonzakura by Whiteflame!

The Steam Store link is also now available: http://store.steampowered.com/app/707300/Hatsune_Miku_VR___VR/

Lastly, Degica Games has launched a giveaway promotion, with prizes including concert tickets to Miku Expo 2018 in the U.S. or Mexico, Magical Mirai 2017 Blu-rays, and scale figures! Check out the promotion here (ends March 20th, JST!) → https://goo.gl/HrLEXz

Hatsune Miku VR will launch on Steam March 8th for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR platforms.

Jan 182018
 

We’ve been waiting for this ever since we saw this game demoed at Snow Miku 2017: Hatsune Miku VR will be coming to PC via the Steam VR platform in Spring 2018 for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift! The game comes via collaboration with Crypton Future Media and Degica Co.

The “Action Rhythm Game” uses VR controls, and allows you to watch Miku dance as you play the game. It will launch with 8 initial songs with 2 levels of difficulty each. Additional songs are planned to be added later!

The game will be available in English, Japanese and Chinese. Additional info will be announced at a later date. Check out the official Hatsune Miku VR site! → http://promo.degicagames.com/vr/

Via 4gamer