“Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F” (PS3) teaser site opens; its 6 new songs might make it into Vita version as DLC
Sega has opened a teaser site for Hatsune Miku Project Diva F, a port of the PS Vita rhythm-action title for the PS3 that will feature six new songs. The developers also shared a new CG visual for the game, as well as the rationale behind the capital “F” in the title.
According to the developers’ blog, they decided to go with a capital “F” for the title not merely because it’s clever, but also that they wanted the title to convey the message that this game is based on the PlayStation Vita’s Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f, but with some a few extra additions and changes.
Plus, they didn’t want to make the title any longer which might be hard for people to remember.
So what are the changes made in Project Diva F? We’ve already detailed some of them here in yesterday’s post. But the gist of it is that there will be six new songs, as well as new modules based on the image of these songs. There will also be additional module customisation items – in Famitsu magazine’s story, Sega hinted at the possible appearance of a certain character that’s been quite popular with Miku fans lately (very likely to be Mikudayo-san, whose name Sega recently trademarked).
With regards to the six additional songs, apparently the developers had originally intended for them to make it into the PS Vita version, but ultimately did not have the time to make the songs under the Vita version’s development schedule. Fortunately, there’s extra development time budgeted the for PlayStation 3 port, so they can finally work on those songs and modules. Or so the developers say.
With regards to fans who’ve already picked up the Vita version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f, Sega says that they are looking into whether or not they could roll out the new songs and modules to the Vita version via DLC.
At the moment, the development team is apparently working hard to ensure that as much of the data from Project Diva f can be carried over to Project Diva F, especially with regards to custom creations in Edit mode, and porting your save data back and forth.
For details and confirmations on that, we’ll just have to wait for a future announcement from the developers.
For now, this week’s Famitsu magazine has got interviews with seven creators or members of the development team involved with the Project Diva f/F (Producer, R&D Producer, Director, Lead Programmer, PV Production, Character Modeler, and Rhythm Game Design), so make sure to pick up a copy of the Japanese magazine at your local import book store (if you can). In Singapore, Kinokuniya Books usually have them in on a Friday.
Finally, here’s the new CG visual for Project Diva F that they revealed, in which Hatsune Miku stretches out her left hand to the viewer, as if inviting them to join her onto the next stage.