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First look at Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2.5

Sega is set to release a new game with Miku and the gang for the PSP, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2.5.

The gameplay at it’s core is still similar to the past 2 games, Project Diva 1 and Project Diva 2.   Sega says that Version 2.5 adds refinements to improve the play experience from Project Diva 2.  So why is this a new game instead of a patch to the existing one?  Probably to milk the fans more but hey, at least it’s not a paid DLC :).

Aside from new songs, costumes (like Fei Yen from the Virtual On), modules (other vocaloids) created by famous illustrators, etc, Sega will be introducing a new difficulty system for Project Diva 2.5 as part of the new game’s refinements:

Easy – only uses the circle button.

Normal –  only uses circle and cross buttons.

Hard – uses all of the buttons, has press and hold notes, and simultaneous presses.

Extreme – ups the difficult with a drastic increase in the number of notes.

The official Vocaloid blog has recently announced that the opening song for Version 2.5 selected by Sega.   The song Sekiranun Graffiti (literally “Thundercloud Graffiti”) is a collaboration between Ryo (supercell) and Dixie Flatline and we’ll probably see a teaser in the next few months.  A sample of the song is available at the official site.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2.5 will be available for PSP this fall.  In hindsight, Hatsune Miku Project Diva Dreamy Theater 2nd is expected to release at around the same time if not earlier so get your wallets ready.

source Andriasang, Official Vocaloid Site

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