SEGA announces Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F for West, Demo June 11th

hatsune_miku_project_diva_f_1SEGA announced today that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is indeed getting a release in the West, with both a physical and digital release for PlayStation 3 this August. But if fans would like to check out the game a little early, SEGA stated that a demo would be available in North America on June 11th, and in Europe on June 12th.

SEGA also points out that fan support via Facebook, both though the official Hatsune Miku page and through their own attempt to gauge interest ultimately led to the decision of bringing the game out here. So Yakuza fans? Let’s keep it up!

I assume we’ll see some assets like screens and trailers soon, which we’ll update here. Until then, check out the full press release below.

June 6, 2013 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe today announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Fthe ultimate rhythm game where players can experience a concert with the virtual diva at any given moment, will be available in North America on both PlayStation®3 system andPlaystation®Network, and in Europe on Playstation®Network. Being the first console game released for the franchise in the West, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F will include all of the updated graphics, additional songs and features of the Japanese version, but fans won’t have to wait long to play the game as the demo will be available on June 11th for the U.S. and June 12th for Europe.

Hatsune Miku is the world’s most popular digital singer produced by Crypton Future Media,INC.

Her popularity continues to increase in the West and she has over 950,000 dedicated English speaking fans on Facebook. In 2011, she packed the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for her first ever Western concert, and tickets sold out almost instantly. To gauge interest for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F in the west, SEGA asked fans to like and share an image of Miku to pledge their support, and the response was astounding. In less than 3 days, the post received over 25,000 likes and 15,000 shares.

“It’s very rare that we’re able to answer the overwhelming support and demand for a game like Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America.  “And we’re excited to be able to deliver this creative and unique experience for the western audience to enjoy.”

Step onto the world’s ultimate stage! Join Hatsune Miku in an all-new video game featuring selections from her popular songs. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F features 38 unique songs including popular tracks like Tell Your World andBlackRock Shooter. Players can create and share their own Miku videos in “Edit Mode” and can customize the popular diva with over 90 costumes and 100 accessories.