Time to put your money where your mouth is, Hatsune Miku fans! Sega asked if we wanted to bring the virtual diva's PlayStation 3 game to the West, and now here we are — Project Diva F launches today on the PlayStation 3 and PSN.
After a Facebook post poll of North American and European fans garnered 25,000 likes and 15,000 shares in less than three days, Sega has deemed the U.S. and Europe worthy of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F for the PlayStation 3 in August. Want more good news? There's a demo coming next week.
Let’s be clear right from the start. Project Diva f on the Vita is an enjoyable music game. It has great music, stunning visuals, and a staggering amount of unlockable items to customize how you play. But as good as it is, the PlayStation 3 version, Project Diva F (now with a capital “F”), is even better.
Project Diva F is an enjoyable music game starring popular virtual idol Hatsune Miku. And like most games these days, there are more than a few Easter eggs for those paying attention. Moreover, as Project Diva F is a game made by Sega, many of these Easter eggs are callbacks to other Sega-related products.
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f, released last August, is one of the Vita’s best-selling games despite never being released outside of Japan. Then back in March the PS3 version of the game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (notice the capital “F”) was released as well.
We've covered Sega's Hatsune Miku-powered rhythm game Project Diva - F for the PlayStation Vita and PS3 quite a lot here at Kotaku, but all of that coverage has been from afar, courtesy of the kindly Kotaku East crew. Now Sega's wondering if North America and Europe wouldn't mind a closer look.
As we move toward the end of the year, it can mean only one thing: it's time for a new game with everyone's favorite virtual idol, Hatsune Miku. Project Diva f, this year's iteration in the series, is filled with firsts. There are new game mechanics, new songs, new costumes, and a from-the-ground-up graphical revamp…
There were many things I expected when I picked up Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f: Vocaloid songs, Miku in tons of crazy costumes, the ability to make "Call Me Maybe" into a playable level, new touch screen controls, and a major graphical overhaul—as the series takes the leap from the PSP to Vita.
It's no secret that the PS Vita has been struggling. Numbers have consistently shown the portable console to be underselling its predecessor, the PSP, on an almost weekly basis. As has been pointed out in the past, the key to a hit console is to have hit games, and just as if to drive point home, one came out just…