That, my fellow Vocaloid fans, is the pre-order bonus for Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva you’re looking at: a Miku-themed protection film (design not yet final) for your PS Vita, the game’s home page revealed today along with confirmation on the August 30 release date we previously reported.

That’s one day before Hatsune Miku’s birthday on August 31!

As much as the developers would love to have the game come out on Hatsune Miku’s birthday itself, new games in Japan typically go on sale on a Thursday, so we’ll have to make do with August 30 instead of 31 – think of it as getting the game early! A similar scheduling conflict happened with Hatsune Miku Project Mirai and Future Stars, which came out on March 8, one day before Miku’s Day (Miku no Hi, March 9).

According to the site, the protection film’s design is not yet final, but it’ll definitely revolve around Hatsune Miku. And you won’t be able to buy this anywhere – it’s only available as a freebie when you pre-order from a Japanese retail store.

The retail version of Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva will be sold for 7, 329 yen (including tax), while a digital copy will be sold through the Sony Entertainment Network store for 6,600 yen.

That’s it for Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva news today! But do check back with us early next week (Golden Week in Japan), as Sega is teasing some kind of reveal so shocking that it’ll make Miku and Luka go wide-eyed like in this image:

In the meantime, if you happen to be in Tokyo, make sure you swing by the Nico Nico Chokaigi event, where you’ll be able to go hands-on with a demo build of Next Hatsune Miku containing Catfood and World’s End Dancehall.

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