Hatsune Miku and other characters from the popular VOCALOID singing voice synthesizer program from Japan are finally making their way to the Nintendo Switch with a new installment in the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA franchise. The upcoming game, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix, will be the first Project DIVA game to release on the Switch—and it will be a Switch exclusive. Past Project DIVA titles have released on other platforms, such as the PlayStation 4, but some never release outside of Japan. This will be the first Project DIVA game to release on a Nintendo home console, both in Japan and internationally.
Published by Sega, the Project DIVA series consists of rhythm games featuring a variety of VOCALOID songs. Project DIVA Mega Mix will build upon the preexisting system of hitting buttons of the respective console’s controllers to the rhythm with a new feature using the motion controls of the Joy-Cons. As seen in the trailer, the player can wave the Joy-Cons—and their hands—to the beat of the song in this new mode.
This new title will also expand the game series’ huge library of music with some new songs. Overall, there will be 101 unique tracks across several different genres of music with different levels of intensity. As players make their way through the songs, they can unlock new outfits—of which there will be over 300—and other customization options for the VOCALOID characters, who players can also choose between to dance and perform as they play through the songs. After completing songs, players can also organize them into playlists and watch the music videos for them “with redesigned anime graphics.”
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix will launch on the Switch in Japan on February 13, 2020, with a Western release date promised for sometime in 2020. Hopefully, Western fans won’t have to wait too long after the Japan release to get their hands on it.