FINALLY: Sega has confirmed that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is coming to western audiences. Officially Miku’s first console release in the region, Project DIVA F will include updated graphics, additional songs and updated features that are available in the Japanese version – and there’s a demo headed your way next week.
John Cheng, President and COO, Sega of America explains:
It’s very rare that we’re able to answer the overwhelming support and demand for a game like Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F. We’re excited to be able to deliver this creative and unique experience for the western audience to enjoy.
If you haven’t yet explored the world of Hatsune Miku, Project DIVA F lets you throw a concert with the virtual pop star, in the comfort of your living room. The star of what’s considered by many to be “the ultimate rhythm game”, Miku has more than 950,000 dedicated English speaking fans on Facebook – and that’s before her games have been officially released outside of Japan.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F features 38 unique songs, including selections from Miku’s previous outings. You can even play dress-ups: Miku comes with more than 90 costumes and 100 accessories.
In order to gauge interest for the Western release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, Sega asked fans to pledge their support on Facebook by simply sharing an image of the vocaloid. In less than three days, the image had been shared more than 15,000 times, gaining more than 25,000 likes.
The Project DIVA F playable demo hits the U.S. on June 11th, with Europe following one day later, on June 12.
You won’t be waiting long for the full version, either: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is coming to PS3 and via digital download in August 2013. Mark your calendars.