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Hatsune Miku isn’t content with one upcoming game, no, she wants another, and Sega is giving in to the digital star with the virtual-reality treatment this October. Fans of the digital singer will be able to be in the front row with PS VR in Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live. Diva X will be receiving a VR patch as well, but VR Future Live is a standalone app that is being built from the ground up for the headset. Players will use their controller as a glowstick to keep time with the songs along with the rest of the crowd. The more in-time the player is with the beat, the more Miku gets amped to perform a one-on-one encore. No screenshots or a trailer, unfortunately, but Gamescom attendees can see a demo at the PlayStation booth in Hall 7.1
Project Diva X is making its debut today with a new demo for PS4 and PS Vita. The trial includes three songs: LOL -lots of laugh-, Raspberry * Monster, and Satisfaction. The tunes can be played on two difficulty levels, Easy and Normal, and will unlock costume modules. An extra mode, Event Request, allows players to create a set out of the available tracks. In addition, over 23 free and for-pay cross-buy DLC packs were announced, including a Persona 4: Dancing All Night costume module and a concert editor.
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.