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Hatsune Miku has an MP3 Playback Mode

Plus, soundtrack info and more details as Sega's virtual artist rhythm game hits retail.


Hatsune Miku Project Diva is out at retail as of today, but Sega isn't done pimping the game. In the past few days, the company has shared even more details on the features that are packed into this particular rhythm game, and today it unveiled an upcoming soundtrack.

The soundtrack is titled Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Original Song Collection. Set for release through Lantis, the single disc soundtrack features 13 tracks, all of which were newly produced for the game. You can see a full track list in the press release at 4gamer.

Look for the soundtrack on July 22 at ¥3,000.

As for all those recent updates on the game, Most of the information came through two screenshot galleries.

See this gallery from Tuesday for a look at some of the game's costumes, including Gothic, Pirate, Magician, Miyabi (not sure how to translate this one!), Punk, Vocal, and Ulala.

[end_p text="More screens and details on Hatsune Miku Project Diva after the jump" /]

Outside of Hatsune Miku, Project Diva has a number of other vocaloids. You can see a few in this gallery, including Yowane Haku, Akita Neru, and Megurine Luka. These characters can be enjoyed in the game's rhythm game edit mode.

Incidentally, Hatsune Miku has a total of 39 costumes. It also has 39 songs. The number 39 is featured throughout the game, as it can be read (by people who want to be punched in the face) as "Miku," as in Hatsune Miku.

Yesterday, I posted this gallery, with over 100 screenshots. Here, you'll find two additional vocaloids, Meiko and Kaito. Costumes include Nemu (pajamas), Wedding, Cheer, P-Style PB, and P-Style CW. These last two are based off the the Piano Black and Pearl White PSP!

This gallery also has a look at a couple of other areas of play for the game: the Miku Room and the Visual Gallery.

Miku Room is a virtual space for your virtualoid. You can watch the character move around in a one of ten styles of rooms that you earn in the main rhythm mode. You're free to change the furniture and background music, and take screenshots which can be saved to Memory Stick as JPEGs. You might see some rare events, so be ready on the shutter!

In addition to using the in-game music as background music, the Miku Room is compatible with your PSP's music collection. You can listen to any MP3 file on your PSP.

The visual gallery allows you to view illustrations, backgrounds, items and more from the game. You can save these images to Memory Stick. They're watermarked with a PJD mark.

All that and a full rhythm game too! My only experience with Hatsune Miku was through a short play session at Sega's Asobinasai event earlier this year, and I came away impressed with the rhythm play mechanics. With all the additional features surrounding the main rhythm play, this looks like it might be a worthy purchase for PSP owners.

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