Miku fans everywhere are rejoicing at the news of the next game in the Project Diva series, and the massive improvements it heralds, including “things which sway” – surely a reference to either Miku’s hair or Luka’s…
The new game, tentatively titled “Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva,” is set for a summer release on the Vita, with a PS3 version to follow in 2013.
As might be expected from a title incorporating the same team who produced the PSP and arcade originals, it is to follow the same pattern as the original, although “scratching” and other gameplay additions are planned in a nod to the capabilities of the Vita.
Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, Kaito and Meiko are all billed, with tunes from the likes of Doriko and Nezuki.
Perhaps most importantly for a game which revolves around Miku admiration, the graphics are apparently due for some significant upgrades.
More expressive facial animations are due thanks to the arcade version, along with better lighting, hair and modelling, and most notably of all to at least some fans, “things which sway” – although some have pointed out this could just refer to Miku’s locks, as there is not much else about her which can sway.
The game’s announcement has already been greeted with wild enthusiasm online, suggesting yet another hit is in the offing – hopefully this time with a sensible PS3 version.