Yes! Finally, Sega have revealed a Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone release date for Europe and North America. Western Miku fans (which includes us) will be able to get down with Miku as soon as 10th January 2017! It’ll be “free” with two songs, with two “packs” you can buy separately or bundled.
That’s not even that far off Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X, which released in the west at the end of August this year. But, really, it’s more of a fusion between the Diva series and the Mirai series.
The game will be free when it comes out with two songs, and then you will be able to buy either the Future Sound or Colorful Tone packs for $29.99 each, or both as a bundle for $53.99. We’ll update with British and European pricing when we have those. These packs will focus on the Diva series and the Mirai/Arcade series respectively.
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone’s Colorful Tone has songs from Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Arcade. Future Sound features songs from Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, Project Diva 2nd, Project Diva Extend, Project Diva F, and Project Diva F 2nd.. There are 224 songs and 340 Vocaloid modules total, and buying both gives you a feature that lets you mix and match hairdos and costumes, as people can in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. There are five difficulties available for songs, ranging from Easy, Normal, Hard, Extreme, and Extra Extreme, and the speed and energy results in a slightly different and faster control scheme than found in past games. You unlock more songs and earn VP for modules and items as you play.
That makes over 200 songs, and 300 costumes! The Vocaloid library is a little insane, but in a very, very good way.
Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone originally released back in June in Japan (also quite close to the Japanese release of Project Diva X), so we’ve been waiting for this one over here for quite a while. It’s interesting that it will be releasing for “free”, as hopefully it will let people get into the series by trying it out without having to risk anything.
It’s also interesting to release two different packs at a reduced rate, though we’re sure most people will buy the reduced bundle! Wouldn’t want to miss any Miku!