Archive for the ‘Miku Hatsune’ Category

SEGA Tokyo Game Show 2012 Roundup

September 23, 2012

Compared to last year, SEGA’s showing at Tokyo Game Show (TGS for short) was hugely gimped by lack of multiplatform titles, something the publisher is greatly known for. A general shift in focus towards touch-based platforms is apparent with not just SEGA, but the entirety of the event across all publishers.

That said, SEGA has still revealed and demonstrated several titles, although as always it is unclear how many of these will receive English language releases.

After the break we have compiled a list of every title involving SEGA at the event.


SEGA E3 2012 Roundup

June 10, 2012

SEGA had a fairly muted showing at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, but it was still rich with unique and diverse titles across every major platform, like fans of the company can always expect. SEGA also had some very unexpected surprise reveals and announcements, some received better than others.

Anarchy Reigns and Rhythm Thief are especially notable for not having a proper slot at SEGA’s booth this year. I suggested previously that these games are likely canceled in North America, but SEGA has hinted that this may not be the case.

After the break we have included each game SEGA of America focused on during the event. as well as other titles related to the company. We have read hundreds of articles and compressed it all into a basic read.


Miku Flick now available worldwide on iOS

April 14, 2012

Miku Flick, a rhythm game featuring the popular Vocaloid character Miku Hatsune, is now available worldwide on the App Store for iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad. Developed by Crypton Future Media and published by SEGA, Miku Flick marks the first time a game or any media property featuring the character has seen release outside of Japan, and it will feature both English and Japanese language options to reflect this. Unlike most traditional rhythm games, Miku Flick’s timing-based gameplay focuses more on the lyrics of a song (of which there are 13 in total) rather than the beat or rhythm, changing the dynamic compared to similar games. It is also worth noting that Miku Flick is priced significantly higher than most traditional iOS games, something that potential buyers may want to consider.

Source: Apple Store, thanks Shadi

Classic SEGA Music: Quartet Theme

November 9, 2011

Quartet is the classic 1986 action adventure platform title for arcades chronicling the adventures of the space warriors Lee, Joe, Mary and Edgar as they journey through a mysterious planet to thwart an evil robot army from taking over the galaxy. Designed as a platform game with puzzle elements, Quartet, along with Midway’s Gauntlet was one of the few video games available at the time to allow four players to play cooperatively.

This time we will focus on the title theme of Quartet, which has been remixed a number of times throughout the years.


SEGA Tokyo Game Show 2011 Roundup

September 23, 2011

SEGA had the largest lineup or show floor of any publisher at Tokyo Game Show 2011. As such, they have received the most amount of people view their titles and had the longest press and fan events. They also had an extensive library of games by Electronic Arts that they demonstrated as they will be distributing a large amount of their games in Japan in the upcoming years.

We have collected info from hundreds of previews, interviews and presentations then summed it all up in a simple read after the break.


Project DIVA Hori Controller Announced

March 9, 2011

SEGA and Hori have announced a special controller designed after the arcade versions of their Project DIVA series based on the Miku Hatsune property. The actual use of it is fairly unique, in that the game is exclusive for the PlayStation Portable, but runs a special HD version of it on the PlayStation 3. Like the Hori Twin Sticks for Virtual-On Force on the Xbox 360, the product will only be mass produced if enough pre-orders are secured.

Just like the game, it is likely this will only see a Japanese release, but details on how you can purchase one are here.


SEGA at Tokyo Game Show 2010

September 20, 2010

SEGA had a very large presence at the Tokyo Game Show this year, regarded by many as their biggest since becoming a third party publisher even. As this would all clutter up the front page of the site, I feel it is best to move them all together. Hit the jump to learn more about their announcements, see many of their new trailers and learn about their future plans.


‘Project DIVA 2nd’ new trailer and intro video released

May 25, 2010

SEGA has released two new videos of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd. Miku Hatsune is a very popular ‘virtual idol’ in Japan who is based off of Yamaha’s Vocaloid singing synthesizer softwarethat enables users to synthesize singing by lyrics and melody from basic text.

Hit the jump for the intro video and more information on the game’s release.


Project DIVA 2nd getting bundle and accessories

April 27, 2010

The original Project DIVA was a fairly large success for SEGA, so with the sequel a stronger marketing campaign is planned, which includes a batch of accessories and a special console set. The bundle is being dubbed the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd Ippai Pack and comes with a PSP-3000, the game, a carrying pouch, a cloth for wiping the PSP screen and a strap to attach to the PSP, all of which are turquoise to match the main character’s color theme. It will sell for Β₯26,980 (287USD).

You can also purchase a different set of accessories separately, a carrying pouch, UMD case, cloth, silicon cover (shown above), strap and stickers for Β₯3,980 (46USD). Check out SEGAbits for a better view on the accessories.

Project DIVA – Dream Theatre screenshots

April 24, 2010

SEGA has released a handful of screenshots for their upcoming release, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA – Dream Theater. Hit the jump for more details and screens.