Update: Two tweets from Sega’s official Hatsune Miku twitter account has confirmed that they’re indeed showing off a Project Diva F tech demo at Sony Computer Entertainment America’s booth. There’s only one demo unit, and it’s completely in Japanese – the exact same one shown at Nico Nico Chokaigi. The development team is using this opportunity to see how show-goers take to the rhythm-action title without localisation.
Update 2: At least one games journalist has went hands-on with it.
“Make sure you guys stay tuned to our press conference wrap-up show,” PlayStation Pulse host Christina Lee advised, right before Sony’s E3 press conference began on Ustream.
Now, normally I don’t like to stay for these “wrap-up show” things after the actual show; it’s a little bit of an oxymoron, if you think about it. But just on a whim, I decided to heed Christina’s words anyway.
And I was glad I did (thank you, Christina Lee).
Look what I spotted at 2:16:00 of the broadcast, about half an hour after the press conference was done.
Oh my gaaaawwww!!! It’s the logo for Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)! What’s everyone’s favourite virtual idol doing over there at E3?
Given that this is the PS Vita section of the showfloor, chances are there’s a Hatsune Miku Project Diva F demo located right beneath that monitor. It’s probably the same demo as the one previously shown at Nico Nico Chokaigi – since it’d make even less sense to make a fresh demo for E3 – but that’s not the point here.
Why would Sega bring Project Diva – a series that’s never been released in the West – out to E3?
Does this mean the game might actually have a chance of seeing a release in the US or Europe?
One can only hope.
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