The cute-as-a-button rhythm game action found in the PlayStation 3's Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is now making its way to the Vita handheld.
For those unaware, Hatsune Miku is the name attached to a popular synthesizer program designed to resemble and replicate Japan's young, female pop idols. Hatsune Miku is not now, nor has ever been a real person, but this hasn't stopped the electronic being from being featured in video games, anime series and albums bearing her faux-human likeness.
While all of this is quite novel in a Gibsonian futurist sort of way, the gameplay in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is not. Our review of the PlayStation 3 version of the game said it was "about as basic as a music game can get" and that in lieu of any major flaws, "it simply fails to do anything particularly interesting."
The Vita incarnation of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is slated to debut in North America during the early part of 2014.
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – November 6, 2013 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe today announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f ™ will be available for digital download on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system in North America and in Europe via Playstation®Network. The launch of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system was the first console game released for the franchise and was well received in the West. As a result of this successful reception, the PlayStation®Vita version of the game will be available for players on-the-go and will offer the same songs and features of the original version in early 2014.
Hatsune Miku, produced by Crypton Future Media,INC., is the world's most popular digital singer and her popularity continues to increase in the West. She had over 950,000 dedicated fans outside of Japan on Facebook when we announced the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system version back in June. She now has more than 1.5 million fans outside of Japan to date.
"We're excited to bring this global phenomenon and share it with fans in the West," said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. "Now gamers will be able to experience and enjoy Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f anywhere, anytime, and on the go with the portable handheld version."
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f ™ is slated for release on PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system via digital download on PlayStation®Network in early 2014. For more information about the game, please visit www.sega.com; to download SEGA game assets, please visit www.sega-press.com.
Sony PlayStation 3 (late 2012)