Rhythm Game Project 575 Says It’s Ok To Mess With The Lyrics

By Eugene . November 24, 2013 . 2:00pm


Azuki and Matcha of Sega’s upcoming music game Project 575 are pretty laid back. We’d previously noted that if you mess up the lyrics while playing through the game, they’ll sing them anyway and you’re not necessarily harshly penalized for it. Now, though, we’ve got word from Sega that there’s another way to mess around with the lyrics—by tweaking them yourself.


After you’ve unlocked a song in the game, you’ll be able to enter edit mode and check out all the correct options for lyrics. You’ll then be able to swap them out for another word if you so choose. The video embedded above turns every “Ni” word into “Nya” instead, which is the affected way to make someone sound like they’re a cat in Japan. It doesn’t look like you get complete free-form control for this, though. That might be what Song Producer 575 for iOS will be about.


That said, Sega did announce the Project 575 iOS application that you can get as well, although it’s still unclear at this point if the featured app in the video is the same as Song Producer 575.


For those wondering and worried about how the music parts stack up, let’s just backtrack real quick—Project 575 isn’t your normal music rhythm game. In addition to hitting buttons in tune with the song, the game will utilize the Vita’s touchscreen function to introduce lyrics periodically throughout the song which you need to quickly select in the right order. These are based on the 5-7-5 pentameter which haiku fans might be familiar with.


Once you’ve made your input, the girls will sing them in the next line of the song. It adds a little bit more interaction with the song itself than other music games might. Some of the songs will come from Vocaloid song creators like Lamaze-P, Yu-chan-P, TokyoToko and others as well.


The video also showed off the dozens of costumes players can have the characters wear (With Azuki sounding like she’s a little horrified at what she’s wrought into this world having to put them on) which don’t actually look that outlandish for normal high-school girls. There’s a cheerleading outfit, rainy day raincoat set, and waitress outfit as some of those you can obtain. There will also be some 30 locations to choose from or play as backgrounds against in the game.


Project 575 will be out for the PlayStation Vita January 23.

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  • Erena Arisu

    getting this anyway just to have fun.

  • harmonyworld

    Uwa, Yuri senses, tingling!

    • Just Tim

      What’s next, a sweet tooth indulgence that features Green Tea and Red Bean?

  • PotatoPower

    im not really sure how the lyrics system work, how would you know which is the right one?

  • Just Tim

    Cue 2ch, making puns out of the lyrics changing.

    • Xerain

      They should be making Haikus, not puns.

  • Grunwald

    Haaaa~ I think I’ll just import this~

  • Josephl64

    Just pre-ordered the premium of this, I can’t wait…it looks like so much fun ~

  • WyattEpp

    Not gonna lie, I’m kind of loving Matcha’s voice.

  • TrueDefault

    I’m not big on rhythm games but this looks pretty interesting!

  • KuroNathan

    Well… this looks interesting as hell but I don’t think its even possible to even localize those gameplay mechanics.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      maybe sega had decided from the first time starting this project that it won’t come outside japan

      • KuroNathan

        Probably, seems too niche to bother localizing and especially with those mechanics.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          yeah, those mechanics

  • Aristides

    is this game remotely import friendly?

    • DyLaN

      I don’t think so if you don’t have the moon-reading knowledge.

  • Freakmasta

    Expect to see songs with “dirty” lyrics…

  • DyLaN
    • TheExile285

      Ohoho, sweet!

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