By Spencer . May 27, 2009 . 12:25pm
Misato Katsuragi Houdou Keikaku (Misato Katsuragi Report Program) is a PlayStation 3 news brodacast with Nerv’s operations director as the newscaster. The PlayStation Network show pulls news from the Mainichi Shimbun, a major newspaper in Japan, and has Katsuragi read the headlines.
She actually reads the news with a synthetic voice provided by Hitachi’s Speech Synthesizer program Ruby Talk. The program covers headline news, sports, and “subculture.” Users can also change Misato’s outfit to something other than her Nerv uniform.
Misato Katsuragi Report Program is created by Cellius, a company co-owned by Namco Bandai and Sony. The service starts on June 6 and of this is only for Japan.
Update: A press release explains the service costs 800 yen ($8) for a 30 day subscription.