This is something I honestly never expected to be able to report in this life: Sega just announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f will be released in the United States and in Europe this August for the PS3.
The game will be available as a physical release only in North America, while both regions will receive a downloadable version on the PSN. The demo will be available on June the 11th in the US and June the 12th in Europe.
To gauge interest for the game in the west, Sega asked fans to like and share an image of Miku on Facebook to pledge their support, and in less than 3 days, the post received over 25,000 likes and 15,000 shares, persuading the publisher that it had to be done.
Sega of America President and COO John Cheng followed the announcement with a statement:
It’s very rare that we’re able to answer the overwhelming support and demand for a game like Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, And we’re excited to be able to deliver this creative and unique experience for the western audience to enjoy.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F features 38 unique songs. It also allows players to create and share their own Miku videos in “Edit Mode” and to customize the characters with over 90 costumes and 100 accessories.
Unfortunately the announcement isn’t all joy and smiles, as Sega didn’t share any news about the PS Vita version of the game, indicating that most probably it’ll be skipped. I know I should be happy about what we’re getting, but this kind of event is “very rare” just because Sega wants it to be rare. There are plenty gems like Valkyria Chronicles 3 and Yakuza 5 that would deserve a localization, but we’re hearing nothing about.
Maybe it’s time to let us like a picture on Facebook for those too?