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Hatsune Miku is back on stage in a new trailer for Project Diva X. As light begins to fade on her world, players must lend her a hand in restoring the light by assisting her through the five clouds: classic, cool, cute, elegant, and quirky. She and her friends will have access to close to 300 modules and accessories to sport as they sing, dance, and keep pace to 30 new and rearranged old Miku tracks. The footage features the crew getting down to a few of the tunes. A demo is scheduled to go live on August 9 for both PS4 and PS Vita.
Sega has revealed that the recently announced Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X will be launching on August 30. With the date came word that there is a price difference between the two versions, with the PlayStation 4 version priced at $49.99 and the PS Vita version at $39.99. And finally, for those planning to pre-order or purchase near launch, all physical copies of both versions will come with a Hatsune Miku-themed pouch, decorated with symbols representing the five new auras (Classic, Cool, Cute, Elegant, and Quirky).
Sega will be bringing Hatsune back to North America later this year. The digital singer will return this fall in a new title for PS4 and PS Vita, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X. The rhythm title will feature a world made up of five Clouds that will offer challenges designed around different auras: classic, cool, cute, elegant, and quirky. There will be 30 new and old songs, around 300 costumes, which will affect how players perform in challenges, and a new Concert Editor that adds the role of producer. As producer, players will be able to customize shows by selecting the band’s playlists, modules, and accessories.
Aksys Games has released Arc System Works and Vinyl Lab’s rhythmic action title Radiohammer. Now on eShop for 3DS, Radiohammer puts players in the headphones of three DJs who have set out to save the world with music. Over 50 tracks are used to defeat zombies, streakers, and a variety of other odd enemies. In addition to Story Mode, the game also includes Otherworld Mode, Track Play, Random Play, and Juke Box.
Guitar Hero returns from its five-year hiatus today with Guitar Hero Live. Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the DJ Hero series, Guitar Hero Live features a host of new modes and options. The most immediate difference from its predecessors is found in the guitar controller, which has been updated to support six buttons in two three-button rows. On the software side, GH Live has been added, offering a first-person view in front of a real crowd that reacts based on player performance, and GHTV, described as “the world’s first playable music video network.” GHTV plays 24 hours a day and will be updated weekly with new songs, allowing players the chance to play along with whatever they see or request via on demand. The channel will also offer Premium Shows for premium playable content, such as live concert footage and new music videos.
Atlus has released the penultimate DLC set for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Three downloads are on offer: Hatsune Miku’s version of Heaven (ATOLS Remix), playable in Solo Dance; the Persona 4 Golden Animation Set, which includes two tracks; and the Nanako costume set. Info on upcoming download plans can be found here on the official site.
Synergy! Atlus and Sega are teaming up to provide rhythm fans a what-if combo with the reveal that Hatsune Miku will be a downloadable character in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The virtual idol will be available for $4.99 on October 20, and she will be bringing along Heaven feat. Hatsune Miku (ATOLS Remix). Players will be able to select her in Free Dance Mode.
Atlus has released some new media from Persona 4’s rhythm-based spin-off Dancing All Night. The latest trailers and screenshots highlight the recently announced downloadable characters Tohru Adachi and Marie. Adachi will be available in Free Dance Mode with Yu as his partner and come bundled with The Fog (Atlus Konishi Remix) for $4.99. Marie will also be available for $4.99, with Margaret as her dance partner, along with the track Break Out Of…(Shihoko Hirata & Lotus Juice). For those unsure about whether to go with the standard edition or the Disco Fever Edition, Atlus has released an unboxing video detailing both versions.
Hatsune Miku has returned with more button-tapping pop in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX for 3DS. In addition to 48 tracks, the game also features an apartment to customize, the ability to create songs and dance routines, and mini-games, including Puyo Pop. And as it goes with Atlus titles, first-run copies come with several goodies: a replica wallet chain, 19 double-sided AR cards, and a collectible outer box.