Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 Announced For Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . April 16, 2013 . 3:28pm

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (tentative title) is headed to the Nintendo 3DS according to this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. This is presumably what Sega’s new teaser site is for.

 

Project Mirai 2 will allow you to play all of its songs either using the touch screen or buttons. Here are a few of the songs that have been confirmed thus far:

 

“Do Re Mi Fa Rondo” by 40m P

“Yume Yume” by Deco*27

“Koneko no Paya Paya” by One Cup P

 

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 will be released this Fall in Japan.

 

Note: Screenshot from the first Project Mirai game.

 


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  • Marik78

    Nintendo is throwing money at Sega now. I wonder if it will works…

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I doubt Nintendo cares enough about a game like Project Mirai to throw money at it.

      • phangtom

        Who do I throw money at to get it localised? :3

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Money? Ah, naive child. Such miracles are not granted in exchange for mere monetary compensation alone. Perhaps if a hundred or so souls were sacrificed to the almighty hedgehog spirit, it might have a chance. Maybe.

          • Nightmesh

            Virgin souls no doubt.

          • psycho_bandaid

            luckily we are on a gaming website. We can find a few dozen no problem.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            OK, I laughed really hard at this. :P

          • tubers

            OMG LOL! xD

          • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

            So Monster Hunter U came here by Capcom’s good intentions alone?

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Yes? What did you think? Capcom USA has been talking about how they see a potential market for Monster Hunter in the West for YEARS. The only major game that hasn’t come over is Portable 3rd.

          • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

            C’mon it is known that Nintendo is footing the bill for localisation & marketing on numerous 3DS/WiiU games. It was the case with Heroes of Ruin, I saw an article that clearly stated that. It also seems that Nintendo is publishing Bravery Default, which would never have left Japan without that (same thing happened with Professor Layton and DQIX btw)

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Heroes of Ruin was developed in English. Why would they need to foot the bill for localization? It was already localized. :P

            What Nintendo does do with certain games is handle distribution and marketing in Europe, since that can be a very challenging market because of the varying tastes and processes in each territory. Are they helping to push Monster Hunter? Yes, to some extent. Would it have stayed in Japan without them? No, Capcom have always been very clear that a Western market for Monster Hunter exists.

  • Kefkiroth

    Too bad for region-lock… Would’ve loved to play a Project Diva game; they seem interesting.

  • http://twitter.com/TerrorCats Scissors

    Urge to purchase a Japanese 3DS has become too much to handle. Anyone here import a Japanese 3DS XL that can recommend a good site to get one?

    • CirnoLakes

      I got mine through Play-Asia.

      Though it won’t be cheap.

    • http://twitter.com/Annalisa_Pua Annalisa Pua

      Got mine off play-asia too. And I agree that it is pricey.

      • http://www.facebook.com/charmaineongxinyi Charmaine Ong

        Try rakuten?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Play-Asia i the safest bet however it is damn pricey.T_T

      • ShinStar

        When I imported my Black Wii from there, the price was pretty good at the time, but the shipping was about ~$40+? x_x

    • ThomasTruong

      If you can wait and know how to park pages, the 3DS special edition bundles that get released with games are fairly inexpensive on amiami

      i.e. These bundles were only $265 and it comes with the game, compared to 300-400 on Playasia.
      http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-3DS-01218
      http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TVG-3DS-01190

      • http://twitter.com/TerrorCats Scissors

        Good advice I’ve bought tons of figures off of Ami Ami before don’t know why I didn’t think of looking there.

    • Odin

      Kind of surprised that quite literally EVERYONE recommends Play-Asia for imports. They might have the best selection, but they have the WORST prices. Try Nippon-yasan instead. They’re a fair bit cheaper. I’m not kidding, I don’t know why everyone likes them so much.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        As noted they are the safe play among the import retailers. If one had any experience with the 90s and 2000s import market, one was willing to pay a bit of a premium to ensure delivery.

      • Edzo04

        i highly recommend nippon-yasan. they seem sort of lazy and always ship my preorders a day or 2 late but the prices are significantly lower than play-asia.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    …..I hope it gets…. ugh nvm

    • psycho_bandaid

      I feel your pain. I want chibi vocaloids myself but not enough to buy another 3DS for it.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        or just buy a Nendoroid and make her dance around and sing

        • ShinStar

          I sense a new product idea.

        • psycho_bandaid

          it could be like a furby. It would also completely ruin my social life because I would have her perform everywhere.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    I’m surprised they decided to make a sequel. The initial sales of the first one were average to say the least.

    http://www.siliconera.com/2012/03/17/lower-sellthrough-but-different-audience-for-hatsune-miku-project-mirai/

    Though I’m guessing they think the audience will receive this one a bit better now that they’ve got some attention. Hopefully it will include edit modes like the Project Diva series.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I’m starting to think that Sega doesn’t want to reach the Project Diva audience with these. They’re probably developing them for a different audience, since Media Create said the first one reached out to women in their late-teens and the like. But yeah, no sharing/customization are definitely to blame for the relatively slow sales of the first one.

    • IncreasedChances

      Even if the first week sales weren’t great, the game ended up selling well (181.441 according to Media Create Top 500), so it’s not really surprising that they want to build up on it.

      • superdry

        The other thing is I remember (I think it was here when discussing the sales of the latest Senran Kagura game) reading that Media Create doesn’t track sales from Amazon (I have no clue why). Who knows how much Amazon would add in general if they did submit sales numbers to MC, but I want to say it’d be a nice chunk depending on the game.

  • Ricardo C

    Yay! Project Future 2! :D

  • ronin4life

    I had a pretty strong feeling this was what was being teased…
    Hmm… wonder how many songs will be in it…

  • Max

    I really love the first game, but I never even imagined it would get a second installment.
    This game was aimed at the nendoroid crowd, but due to low sales it never got the figures for all the beautiful designs one would expect.
    I hope they add more songs and/or DLC support this time.

  • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

    I’m actually shocked this is getting a sequel.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Lol, the moment i see the color my guess is Project Mirai 2 and boy i am correct.^_^
    I really enjoyed the first Mirai here, and if this second one improve more from that, i am sure going to enjoy the game more.^_^

  • fireemblembeast

    Oh darn, stupid region-lock! >_<
    Oh well, good for them anyways. I'm just hoping we'll get that PS3 Project Diva F we were told we might get.

  • ekibyougami

    Kinda expected this since it would’ve been too early for a Project diva sequel for Vita IMO. But then again, I’m still waiting for those songs that the devs promised to “revive” as DLCs in the Vita version when they wanted us to vote from a number of songs from previous PD titles ._.

  • superdry

    Well…buying a Japanese 3DS continues to be a worthwhile investment. I loved the first one a lot. I just hope they are able to put some more songs in the 2nd.

  • noctis_nox

    More nendoroids in the future. harharhar.^^

    Although on the downside, I won’t be able to play it again. :(
    REGION LOCKING SUCKS! ( sorry for the caps ) I am frustrated.

  • Edzo04

    so disappointed…. i was really hoping it would be a good announcement :(

    • sfried

      Like what kind of announcement?

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    curse those SEGA vultures! I invested 10’000 yens in Project Diva f Vita and that’s how they thank me? Project Diva f+F is around 400K what are they thinking to make a sequel to a 3DS game that’s not even remotely close to that in sales? They spit on Playstation users AND make stupid business decisions on the top of that. How can they stoop so low?

    • aecks

      Project Diva F doesn’t really warrant a sequel just yet, though.

      As for why they’re making a sequel to Project Mirai over Project Diva F, well that’s simple: Profit

      While Project Diva F sold more copies, its development costs are much higher than that of Project Mirai. So while Project Mirai may sell a bit less than Project Diva F, it’s more profitable.

      Also, Project Mirai’s sequel doesn’t forever condemn Project DIva F’s potential sequel, so take it easy, yeah?

      • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

        If Diva f wasn’t profitable enough and if this is the reason they make Mirai 2, then I don’t see why they would make another PSVita Hatsune Miku, which would be equally costly as the first one. If one of the best-selling Vita game can’t profit then the system is just doomed to be a niche market. Besides, Sega has never missed a Playstation Hatsune Miku until now. 2013 is the first year it ever happens (I don’t count Diva F because it’s the same game). Sorry but I really can’t take it easy there, as there are some chances Sega is totally abandoning Vita gamers like Capcom did with Monster Hunter.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          If Diva f wasn’t profitable enough and if this is the reason they make Mirai 2, then I don’t see why they would make another PSVita Hatsune Miku, which would be equally costly as the first one.

          Actually, no, it wouldn’t. They already have all the character models and animations ready to be re-used from the first game, which should cut dev costs of a new Project Diva down to some extent.

          • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

            Thanks. This lightens my day a bit…

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            It might have lightened your day, but personally, I’m very disappointed that you were immature enough to post the comment that you did in the first place. I wish people wouldn’t be so selfish.

  • aecks

    I’m honestly bit surprised that Project Mirai is getting a sequel. If I remember correctly, the first didn’t do spectacularly well, but not necessarily bad, either. Good numbers, I guess.

    Though, I do hope that Project Mirai makes full use of the 3DS this time around. It had great potential, but ultimately fell short in terms of features, presentation, and execution, I think. From the interface, to the potentially great AR use.

    I felt like the first Project Mirai left something to be desired . It felt a bit bare bones compared to the Project Diva series Compared to the first Project Diva, Project Mirai just didn’t really have much of a foundation to build on for a sequel in its first entry.

    Despite Project Mirai having a sort of community or social gimmick in its comment features, it doesn’t really bring people together the way Project Diva’s edit features do. I mean, can you imagine just how great an AR edit system would be?

    Overall, although a fun game, I think Project Mirai missed a great opportunity, but I look forward to what the sequel will bring!

  • artemisthemp

    I was really interested, when I heard of Prject Mirai 2, maybe was a Hatsune Miku game, but then I read it was for 3DS and my interested fell to Below 0

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