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Yesterday we reported that the Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva would take advantage of the PS Vita’s capacitive touchscreen by allowing you to rub on it during certain segments.

What we didn’t know was that the game officially calls this gameplay element a “Scratch”, and that these segments will happen during the instrumental parts of the song, as opposed to button presses when your chosen Vocaloid module is singing. Star-shaped targets will appear, and when they overlay a similarly star-shaped icon, that’s when you perform a scratch to continue your combo.

In addition, there’s also something called “Technical Zone”, which awards you with bonus points if you manage to land a full combo during specific phrases in a song.

Sega also mentions that all the modules (costumes) in this new game have been designed from scratch. Today the developer is ready to talk about three particular modules: Pierretta (designed by “nezuki” specifically for the song of the same name), Hatsune Miku Emerald (designed by “bob”), and Megurine Ruka Ruby (designed by “bob).

Miku Emerald is a matching costume for World’s End Dancehall (by “wowaka”). As for Ruka Ruby, well, they just wanted to have Ruka in a Chinese dress… to complement Miku Emerald.

Source: Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva homepage

 

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