After gauging interest with a social media campaign, Sega at last announced this morning that Hatsune Miku will make her debut onto Western consoles this August with her latest rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F, both in physical PlayStation 3 copies and via digital download. A demo will be available to download on June 11th for the U.S. and June 12th for Europe!
Back in March, Sega published a banner on their Facebook banner & asked Miku fans to share & like the image to show their support for bringing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F outside of Japan. In less than 3 days, that very banner received over 25,000 likes and 15,000 shares.
Project Diva F includes 38 unique songs, including popular hits such as Odds & Ends, Tell Your World, and Black★Rock Shooter. It’s the most comprehensive entry in the rhythm game series, with over 90 different costumes and accessories and the ability to make custom videos. Everything in the Japanese version will be in the Western release thankfully.
“Your voices helped make this happen.” said Aaron Webber, Associate Brand Manager for the game. “Miku and SEGA fans, this is your moment. We’re thrilled to bring this title out for you, and we’re counting on your support. Tell Your World!”
Hatsune Miku Project Diva is a rhythm game franchise that began in 2009 on the PlayStation Portable. Since then, games in the series have been released on the PS3, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and in arcades. The majority of the Project Diva games were released on a Sony platform. The PSP titles found great success in Japan and became a mild PSP system seller there.
As a longtime fan of both Miku and the Project Diva games, I am ecstatic to see this release finally happen.
Ernest Lin is a US Editor for PSU when he’s not spending time with his waifu, Miku. Follow him on Tumblr & Twitter for updates on Hatsune Miku, movies, traveling, anime, Japanese pop culture, and more.