Well fret not, my fellow Miku fans, for soon you’ll be able to play Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade ver.B whenever you visit the land of the rising sun.
Sega announced today that ver.B will head to Japanese arcades July 5. Scroll down to see an “advertise” [sic] or video for the game that’s been made public this week. This is the video you’ll see playing from time to time on the machine’s screen when left alone.
The advertise video song is entitled nATALIE in White World, and is based on the original nATALIE. Both songs were produced by Vocaloid producer Lemm.
In case you’re new to SGCafe or otherwise haven’t exactly been catching up on all of our Hatsune Miku updates, Project Diva Arcade is a rhythm-action title starring Hatsune Miku, a virtual idol created by Crypton Future Media whose voice is synthesized using samples provided by voice actress Saki Fujita.
The game is played predominantly by pressing on four gigantic Pop’n Music style buttons – each marked with a familiar PlayStation button symbol: (from left to right) Triangle, Square, X, O – in sync to the beat. New songs – mostly commissioned tracks originally created by Vocaloid fans on popular Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga – are added to Project Diva Arcade every month.
It is unknown at this point if an arcade operator would be required to purchase a ver.B upgrade kit for Project Diva Arcade – should they decide to do so – or if ver.B is a free update that’s pushed out digitally through the network-linked machines. Arcades in Singapore and other parts of Asia may not see ver.B for a while – we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything on this front.
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