Sega has revealed that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix is heading exclusively to the Switch in 2020. The best news? It's confirmed for the west, too.
The game is said to take the series "to a new dimension" and allows both traditional button inputs and motion control movements unique to the Switch. Fan-favourite songs like Senbonzakura and more than 100 others have been redesigned for the release with refreshed anime-style graphics. A selection of songs that haven't previously been available in the Project DIVA series have also been added, so there should be plenty to get stuck into here.
If you haven't already, make sure to watch the new trailer up above. We imagine the super-high energy and bouncy pop songs will either have you instantly hooked or instantly turned off.
The game has a solid release date of 13th February in Japan, so here's hoping westerners won't have to wait too much longer to get their hands on it.
Is Hatsune Miku your jam? Let us know if you're excited for this one by leaving us a comment below.
I’m not a fan of the music at all but i’ve always enjoyed the games, there aren’t enough good rhythm games.
Going to keep an eye on this one. Wanted to check out the 3DS one that came out awhile back, but never had the chance to pick it up.
A good series of games.
Really enjoyed both the Diva game on PS4 and the Mirai one on 3DS, so I'll keep an eye on this release for sure.
PreOrdered Amazon Japan and if NA release comes the same I'll cancel and go NA order.
Yesss, I still play Project Diva X on PS4 from time to time. Can't wait.
I'll probably get this. I enjoyed the original Project Diva on the Vita, and didn't really want Future Tone on a home console, so this'll do just fine.
That’s the anime character that Japanese guy married.
While I'm not a fan of vocaloid music, the games were definitely quality, might pick this one up
Nice. Don't need to bother downloading it from Japanese eShop then. I hope the western release date is relatively close to Japanese one.
@Judgedean : Someone (not sure if more than one have) also married their LovePlus companion. LovePlus is a Nintendo-published Japanese exclusive dating sim.
Japan's birthrate is also dropping, but that probably has nothing to do with this.
@nessisonett Have you played Old School Musical? It's really good.
right on I'll give it a go.
Tried one of these on PSP way back when - enjoyable but tiring to deal with if you don't read Japanese (recalling/rediscovering where to save the game in particular - maybe the game had autosaves as well, but I was a poor addressee for the according notifications, too😅). This entry, apparently bringing back an assortment of stuff from those games besides new tracks AND an English release, sure sounds like a good point to revisit the franchise at.
@Judgedean thought he married. Not the only "anime" character (parenthesized because, to my knowledge, there hasn't been a Vocaloid-themed anime yet) either. And then there was a western guy who believed to be dating Twilight Sparkle. All in a day's work for fandoms.
It looks good....but that's A LOT of Future Tone. Hopefully they add some cool extras to pad it out because 10 or so new songs is disappointing.
I'm pretty excited~
And with Groove Coaster also being announced for the Switch today... Mine just becomes more and more a rhythm game console.
@PlickPlick Going on my list! I’m a sucker for a good rhythm game, I broke 400 hours on Theatrhythm Curtain Call.
I'm still hoping that DDR comes around with a huge remake! Adding all the game music into one!
Dance Dance Revolution Ultra (or something....)
But this game looks interesting, may pick it up on a sale.
Please get a physical release in Europe. Please get a physical release in Europe.
I've only played Mirai DX so far due to a lack of non-Nintendo consoles so I am definitely interested in this game. I've been yearning for an actual, good rhythm game (not those rhythm-based action games which seem to be a thing lately) and Mirai was good stuff.
They must be releasing this for a reason...This must be a hint...Hatsune Miku as DLC for Smash Ultimate!
The Miku games are great, though no rhythm game can hold a candle to the Persona Dancing series.
At least the music is great (vocaloid may be weird, but keep in mind the whole point of vocaloid software is not about the Miku character(s). The characters started as a marketing gimmick to sell the Yamaha vocals VST plugin. The real point is it's a vocals VST plugin module for (mostly amateur) digital composers to be able to produce vocal music without being able to afford an actual singer or recording studio. It only really works with Japanese due to the limited syllibary. They've tried English with fairly mixed success, but it really only uniquely works with the structure of the Japanese language. But if you were a fan of mod tracking back in the day, the idea of being able to add vocals is a great feature for digital composers!
Unfortunately the vocals plugin sold kind of so-so initially, Miku & Friends were created to kind of salvage sales, and then somehow the anime characters, lovable as they are, stole the show and the vocaloids became about the characters, and most of the music written with it is "for" Miku & Friends rather than just using the software. But the music behind them is still catchy, great, and if it were shareware music rather than associated with an anime character's "hit singles", they'd probably be more popular for their own merit.
The music is exceptionally great as a collection of amateur internet composers' music.
For a fun time, though, to compare how good the vocaloids can really be there's some samples out there of Saki Fujita (the voice sample for the "Miku" synth plugin/character) singing "Miku" songs as a duet with the "Miku" software...obviously the real Fujita sounds better, but it's amazing how close they can really sound, and how much value a $500 plugin affords a composer to have vocals versus $6000 for a singer + part of a day in a studio.
I really hope they bring this physically to the west, project diva x was US only physical and future tone went as far as japan only, so sega this time EU too.
Going to import it anyhow to have it early but also because I want that limited edition which 100% sure is japan only.
@NEStalgia I like the Persona 4 Dancing All Night a lot on the Vita, great game, great music, great remixes, fun story.
However Persona 3 and 5 dancing games feel lazy, the remixes are poor, and in Persona 5 Dancing they even went as far by copy pasting the live concert and the video for few songs.
And I'm not even starting about the Vita performance of that game, they could use the old engine but seems they had to mess this up with a port.
And they cut the story mode, some disliked that in the first game but still it is cutting content.
Miku games on the other hand are good, but not all of them, Extend (PSP), Project Diva f and f 2nd (both on Vita) are my favorite games, Future Tone is great too but I hate to stick to the TV while the others are on handhelds.
@Sunsy I have it and it is a fun game, but it plays very different from this one or the PlayStation ones.
Cool! Now give us Persona, you cowards!
@Dodger Wait... female character... confused players... OH GOD NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
I NEED THIS GAME IN MY LIFE!!! 😍
The best Vocaloid is now at home on Switch!
Looking forward to this definitely.
Oh Yay Yay Yaaaayyyyy!!! ^.^
Now, waiting exact date for the release!!
Played project diva a lot with my PsVita while traveling in Japan, nice to get a lot new songs to play with. Fingers crossed with physical release.
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