Back when we first reported that Hatsune Miku Project Diva F (PS Vita) would let you take pictures with the game’s Vocaloid stars through an augmented reality (AR) mode, we noted that Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu’s description of the feature hinted that there’s more to AR in this game than Sega was willing to reveal.
Now it looks like Sega may have accidentally let the cat slip out of the bag.
Today the official Project Diva blog announced that Sega will be showcasing a new Hatsune Miku Project Diva F demo – this time with four songs included, which is markedly different from the demo currently available at 740 electronic stores across Japan – in a trial-play event to be held at select locations on very specific dates between June 23 and August 4 (full location details and schedule here).
If you make it to one of these trial-play events, and you’ll get a Project Diva F-themed A4 clear file for participating.
Here’s what the clear file looks like (don’t scroll down too quickly):
Do you see what we see?
You might want to look at a bigger version of the image here.
Here’s what we’re talking about, magnified by about 300%:
Take a close look at the keyboard in the image above… does that look like CG to you?
Could this be… an image of Hatsune Miku Project Diva F being played in AR mode?
We don’t know for sure yet, of course; the picture is way too blurry for us to tell if that’s a keyboard from the real world we’re looking at. For all we know, the keyboard and other items in the background could actually be CG and are part of the PV for one of the new songs in the game.
If this turns out to a screenshot from AR mode, however, then this – actually playing the game, O and X markers and all, with your chosen Vocaloid module performing in AR mode instead of via a PV – would be a first for the series.
In Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai on the 3DS, there was an AR Live mode that allowed you to take pictures and watch your favourite Vocaloids shake their SD behinds as a song played in the background. However, you could not actually play the game while in AR Live mode.
We’ll keep you updated as more information on Hatsune Miku Project Diva F emerge. The game is slated for an August 30 release in Japan and Asia.
In the meantime, read more Hatsune Miku stories on SGCafe here!
Source: Shuukan Diva Station