SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – July 3, 2014 – SEGA ® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd , sequel to the ultimate rhythm game featuring the world’s most popular virtual singer, will feature English lyric translations for the majority of its 40 song track list when it launches this fall. SEGA will present this brand new feature for the first time this weekend at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA, at the SEGA booth in the West Hall of the LA Convention Center.
“We are proud to finally announce this herculean translation project to bring Hatsune Miku fans English lyric translations,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “We worked closely with our partners in Japan and the artists to ensure that the lyrical intent of the original Japanese is maintained so our non-Japanese speaking fans can better understand the meaning and context of the amazing world of Hatsune Miku.”
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2 nd features twenty classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West, and twenty brand new songs to the Project DIVA series. In addition to the new songs, the game will feature updated gameplay mechanics and controls, more than 80 brand new and remade fan favorite modules, Cross-Save compatibility, Markerless AR Mode (PlayStation®Vita) and a revamped edit mode ranking system that showcases the most popular user generated content to provide gamers the best music game experience on the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita systems.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2 nd is slated for release on PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita system and via digital download on PlayStation®Network in fall 2014. For more information about the game, please visit www.sega.com; to download SEGA game assets, please visit www.sega-press.com .
About Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku is futuristic voice synthesizer software that is designed to allow users to easily create vocal parts from scratch by just entering a melody and lyrics. The music software was developed by Crypton Future Media, and first released on August, 31st, 2007. After the release, Hatsune Miku quickly evolved into a phenomenon of a highly participatory cyber culture with creating and sharing Miku-related content around the globe. At present, with more than 1,000,000 derivative artworks and 100,000 user-released songs, Hatsune Miku is not only the icon of this ever expanding creative community, but she is also successful in performing sold-out 3D concerts worldwide and appearing in TV commercials such as Toyota USA and Google.
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About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA® of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s website is located at www.sega.com
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