In a recent press release, SEGA announced, surprisingly, that it will be bringing the Hatsune Miku, Project Mirai series to western 3DS consoles next year with Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix. Unlike the Project Diva rhythm game series which has been on PSP, PS Vita, PS3 and Arcade, the Project Mirai series is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS hand has had 2 games released in Japan. Because of the platform’s region locking, fans outside of Japan would have had a difficult time getting their hands on the game as it would only work on Japanese 3DS consoles.
Project Mirai Remix will be English-speaking gamers’ first chance to play the series and it since it is an enhanced version of Project Mirai 2, they’ll be able to jump straight in to the latest version of the game. This new announcement should be welcome news to fans of Hatsune Miku and music/rhythm games.
———– Original Press Release Below ——–
HATSUNE MIKU MAKES FIRST WESTERN APPEARANCE ON NINTENDO 3DSTM IN 2015
Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix Announced For Western Release on Popular Nintendo Handheld System
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – July 2, 2014 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced that Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix (working title), an enhanced version of the popular Japanese video game Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI 2, will launch in the West on Nintendo 3DS in 2015. A fan favorite franchise, Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix will mark the first release from the Project MIRAI series outside of Japan and also the first appearance of Hatsune Miku game on a Nintendo platform outside of Japan.
Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix features characters rendered in beautiful stereoscopic 3D, with two different rhythm game modes (button and touch) and three difficulties per song. Players will enjoy a highly customizable experience with user customization options for button icons and sounds, character costumes and gear for the character rooms. Players can create and share personalized player cards that show off who you are as well as create customized dance routines to the songs, your own musical phrase and personalized comments about their favorite in-game videos, all via StreetPass™. The game also utilizes the AR card and photo capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS to bring characters to life in 3D.
“Hatsune Miku’s popularity in the West keeps growing, and we are proud to support such an amazing franchise with our games,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America.