Formerly a Japan-only phenomenon, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd is edging ever-closer to a broad Western release, with the game lining up a retail release in North America, Europe and Australia.
If you’re unfamiliar with the teal-haired songstress, Hatsune Miku is a Japanese icon. She’s sold more than 2.5 million games in 5 years, with her most recent outing the wonderful Project Diva F for PlayStation Vita. That game received a digital-only launch in most western territories, so it’s great to see the sequel treated to a retail release.
This time around, we can expect a whole stack of formerly Japan-only content spilling into our lounge rooms – and a stack of PSP-only content spilling onto our consoles. We’re promised twenty classic songs only ever released on Japanese handhelds, plus a whole stack of upgrades for the new edition. You can expect updated gameplay mechanics and controls, 80+ modules (a combination of remade fan favourites and brand new offerings), plus cross-save compatibility between platforms, AR functionality (if you’re playing on Vita), and a new edit mode ranking system to showcase popular user content.
Mark your calendars: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd hits both PlayStation 3 and Vita on November 18 in North America, November 20 in Australia, and November 21 in Europe (and keep in mind, you can pre-order right now!).