In a surprise announcement today, SEGA revealed that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f will be coming to Vita owners in Europe and North America next year. When Project diva F (the PS3 version) was finally released in english this summer, many were crying out for the Vita version to also get a localised release. Now those fans’ prayers have been answered, and they can look forward to enjoying the same songs while on the move, as well as enjoying the Vita’s touch controls and AR functions to bring Hatsune Miku into the real world!
The English PS3 release of the Vocaloid powered rhythm game has been well received among fans of the series, which helped Sega make the decision to bring the Vita version to the west. Currently, the Vita release has only been announced for digital download via Sony’s Playstation Network online service. Hopefully, this progress in getting the Project Diva series to english-speaking territories may give fans hope that the upcoming Project Diva F 2 could also get localised. An announcement video has been released by Sega to celebrate the reveal:
— Original press release below —
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – November 6, 2013 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe today announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f ™ will be available for digital download on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system in North America and in Europe via Playstation®Network. The launch of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system was the first console game released for the franchise and was well received in the West. As a result of this successful reception, the PlayStation®Vita version of the game will be available for players on-the-go and will offer the same songs and features of the original version in early 2014.
Hatsune Miku, produced by Crypton Future Media,INC., is the world’s most popular digital singer and her popularity continues to increase in the West. She had over 950,000 dedicated fans outside of Japan on Facebook when we announced the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system version back in June. She now has more than 1.5 million fans outside of Japan to date.
“We’re excited to bring this global phenomenon and share it with fans in the West,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “Now gamers will be able to experience and enjoy Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f anywhere, anytime, and on the go with the portable handheld version.”
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f ™ is slated for release on PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system via digital download on PlayStation®Network in early 2014.
About Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku is futuristic voice synthesizer software that is designed to allow users to easily create vocal parts from scratch by just entering a melody and lyrics. The music software was developed by Crypton Future Media, and first released on August, 31st, 2007. After the release, Hatsune Miku quickly evolved into a phenomenon of a highly participatory cyber culture with creating and sharing Miku-related content around the globe. At present, with more than 1,000,000 derivative artworks and 100,000 user-released songs, Hatsune Miku is not only the icon of this ever expanding creative community, but she is also successful in performing sold-out 3D concerts worldwide and appearing in TV commercials such as Toyota USA and Google.
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About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA® of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s website is located at www.sega.com
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