We were about to write something nice about the audio in this Hatsune Miku Project Diva f trailer, but we got put off by the Alvin and the Chipmunks-esque metalcore tune in the encore. Still, we’ll refrain from sarcastic commentary in the hope that we escape another barrage of obscenities on Twitter. You know who you are.
The good news is that if your musical tastes happen to favour the sound of a thousand drowning kittens, SEGA is bringing the abovementioned release to the PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America next month. The title is already available on the PlayStation 3, but the popularity of the console conversion has encouraged the Japanese publisher to bring its portable accomplice overseas. We wished that it would be as accommodating with the Yakuza franchise.
Sadly, the game will only be available digitally, but that’s better than nothing at all. What’s more, it will launch alongside three DLC add-ons: the Snow Miku 2013 pack, the Extra Character Modules pack, and the Extra Songs pack. Pricing details will be announced closer to release, but a publisher representative hinted on NeoGAF that it may not break the bank.
Snark aside, it's good that the publisher is bringing this relatively niche content overseas – and it seems genuinely appreciative of the support that it’s received from fans. “It’s rather amazing to look back and see how far we’ve come over the last year, and for that, we have nothing but thanks for each and every one of you who picked up the game (or plans to) and is part of that story,” wrote community manager Aaron Webber on the PlayStation Blog. “A lot can happen in a year.”
Are you planning to sing along with this handheld harmoniser, or do you think that the rhythmic release sounds a touch out of tune? Hold square to falsetto in the comments section below.