After the astonishing reaction to Hatsune Miku across the world, including GameCola’s review of Project Diva written by yours truly, SEGA and Crypton Future Media have finally realized that the virtual idol has a pretty rabid fan-base in the West. Knowing our insatiable appetite for all things robotic and melodic (I mean, check out Daft Punk’s marvellous new album), it’s only fitting that SEGA is finally going to release a Project Diva game outside of Bespin’s cloud city and in a galaxy nearer to ours.
It’s hitting the PlayStation Network in August, and it’s Project Diva F—the latest Project Diva, released this very year in Japan for the PlayStation 3. The game will include all of the songs and content from the Japanese version, just with translated menus and names so that the “Average Joe” knows what they’re bloody referring to. A demo is coming in just a few weeks, and you know I’m going to be grabbing that literally the second it hits. Due to the vague language used in the press release, it sounds like North America will be seeing a boxed and downloadable release, while Europe will only see a downloadable release.
I can live with that.
You can tell I’m excited, right? A new Project Diva, and in English-speaking countries? This is a triumph for Hatsune Miku fans the world over, and gets me one step closer to my dream of her appearing in the next Sonic & Sega All Stars video game.