Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix will be coming to our shores next year, providing Western gamers with their first title featuring the digital pop star on the 3DS.
Sega of America confirmed earlier today that they would be bringing their Hatsune Miku rhythm games, long popular in Japan, to western 3DS owner some time next year. This comes shortly after their announcement that they would be navigating PS3 and PS Vita titles featuring the character to our shores after a positive reception with a test release earlier this year.
Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix (working title), an enhanced version of the popular Japanese video game Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI 2, will launch in the West on Nintendo 3DS in 2015! A fan favorite franchise, Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix will mark the first release from the Project MIRAI series outside of Japan and also the first appearance of Hatsune Miku game on a Nintendo platform outside of Japan.
For those not familiar with the character, Hatsune Miku (or Miku Hatsune) is a digital pop star built on the Crypton vocal synthesizer platform. She is the first character in their “vocaloid” series, and has to date been featured in thousands of songs and animations: she even has her own facebook page.
Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix will be a rhythm game built around the digital pop star’s music, with notable features including personalization of dance routines and costumes for the character sharable through the 3DS’s Spotpass functionality.
“Hatsune Miku’s popularity in the West keeps growing, and we are proud to support such an amazing franchise with our games,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America.
No footage has been released for the western release of the game as of yet, nor has Sega revealed much information concerning changes associated with the western-specific release. For those interested, however, here is a sample of gameplay from the Japanese release of Project Mirai 2, the game Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix is based on.