FIRST EVER ENGLISH LYRIC TRANSLATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR HATSUNE MIKU: PROJECT DIVA F 2nd

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 13, 2014

In addition to announcing Project Mirai Remix for Nintendo 3DS, Sega made a major announcement about Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd’s North American release. The publisher announced that they will be providing English translations for the majority of the 40 song track list. The first Project DIVA F only featured the lyrics in Japanese, and this seems like a fairly big undertaking as translating song lyrics can’t be easy. Project DIVA F 2nd will be out for PS3 and Playstation Vita this fall.

SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd , sequel to the ultimate rhythm game featuring the world’s most popular virtual singer, will feature English lyric translations for the majority of its 40 song track list when it launches this fall. SEGA will present this brand new feature for the first time this weekend at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA, at the SEGA booth in the West Hall of the LA Convention Center.

“We are proud to finally announce this herculean translation project to bring Hatsune Miku fans English lyric translations,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “We worked closely with our partners in Japan and the artists to ensure that the lyrical intent of the original Japanese is maintained so our non-Japanese speaking fans can better understand the meaning and context of the amazing world of Hatsune Miku.”

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd features twenty classic songs from the previously Japan-only PSP games making their first debut in the West, and twenty brand new songs to the Project DIVA series. In addition to the new songs, the game will feature updated gameplay mechanics and controls, more than 80 brand new and remade fan favorite modules, Cross-Save compatibility, Markerless AR Mode (PlayStation®Vita) and a revamped edit mode ranking system that showcases the most popular user generated content to provide gamers the best music game experience on the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita systems.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd is slated for release on PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita system and via digital download on PlayStation®Network in fall 2014. For more information about the game, please visit www.sega.com.

 

About Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku is futuristic voice synthesizer software that is designed to allow users to easily create vocal parts from scratch by just entering a melody and lyrics. The music software was developed by Crypton Future Media, and first released on August, 31st, 2007. After the release, Hatsune Miku quickly evolved into a phenomenon of a highly participatory cyber culture with creating and sharing Miku-related content around the globe. At present, with more than 1,000,000 derivative artworks and 100,000 user-released songs, Hatsune Miku is not only the icon of this ever expanding creative community, but she is also successful in performing sold-out 3D concerts worldwide and appearing in TV commercials such as Toyota USA and Google.

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