Slip Out Of One Skin And Into Another In Miku’s Project Diva F 2nd

By Eugene . December 31, 2013 . 2:30pm


Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd will feature the ability to customize the “skin,” or surrounding styles, of the game itself. There will be some 20 different designs to choose from at launch, including some from designers such as CHAN X CO (Click to see their Pixiv profiles), tamajam and umu.



011 012


013 014


015 016



Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd will be out on PlayStation 3 and Vita March 6th in Japan.

Read more stories about & & & on Siliconera.

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    Hm…that’s actually a neat feature I like personally.

    • ReidHershel

      You see that friends, even the simplest comment can make the biggest difference~

    • Arcana Wiz

      Danijo… i’m so proud of you… zam.

    • Zikrayrus “Zikk” Dis Pear

      Amazing job :D

  • tubers

    Looks cheap and tacky. I hope there’s an option for an ultra minimalistic hud. Way less than F/f’s.

    • icecoffemix

      Yep, I hope there’s an option to turn that off.

  • Sangaz

    I’ll be pre-ordering. Just hope the track list is a bit better on this one. First f wasn’t that great compared to the song choices in the original psp game and extend. Well, not to my taste at least.

    • mikebrand83

      Personally, I just wish all the songs were full length (more like Project Mirai), instead of the shorten versions typical to Project Diva.

      • Ryo-kun

        THIS SO MUCH. Honestly I’m tired of songs getting cut to fit the 3-4 minutes limit. If they can put full songs in mirai then why can’t they do so for diva too? :/

      • Demeanor

        That would be real nice, the inclusion of skipped lyrics blocks would be gold for the songs (Eh Ah Sou anyone? They very conveniently skipped the F word… XD thank God for the concert XD).
        On the other hand, we’d be getting more content for a single song meaning either an increase in the devs’/testers etc workload that could possibly lead to a smaller number of songs, personally I’d take more variety if I had to choose.
        Last but not least, longer songs = far harder to perfect on all diff levels (something you can see in Edit songs), should they tone down the difficulty to make perfects manageable? Something else I’d not be very fond of.

        • mikebrand83

          While I do see your points, Project Mirai 2 itself does a lot to prove what can be done.

          For one, Project Mirai 2 has a massive song list equal to Project Diva 2nd (excluding DLC songs), and even has multiple singing voices for quite a number of the songs. While a little less than half of the songs were also in the first Project Mirai (or rather, Project Mirai’s entire song list), the timing for all the “notes” were completely redone.

          As far as difficulty goes, if they simply took the “notes” of the Project Diva songs then added an extra minutes’ worth, of course that would make it much harder. But that doesn’t mean that they would have to completely dumb down the difficulty either. There can be a compromise somewhere between those two extremes.

  • nick_54g

    >clicks on tamajam pixiv profile link
    >see’s nothing but hentai
    thanks siliconera!

    • Rinkawa Erion

      And thank you for mentioning that…XD

      • nick_54g

        no prob

  • cyberkinghardy

    The only difference I saw from the pics are the char image on the lower right.

  • I neeeeeeed this gaaaaaaaaaame!!

    Also, has there been any news on the release of the US Vita version of the first game? PS has said NOTHING since it was announced.

    • tarbis

      The PS3 version is already available. The PS Vita is underway. It’ll be download only IIRC.

      • I know that, I have the PS3 one, but ever since they announced the vita version there has been NO news on features, release, etc.

  • ekibyougami

    Wait. Did this writer purposely separate the post from Famitsu into several pieces and just posted the pieces as individual updates?

    Here’s the source for reference:
    (just use google translate if you want)
    And based on the date it was posted, this should’ve been old news

    I hope he’s not running out of things to write -_-

    • First of all, there is no “he” on Siliconera. There’s an editorial process and anything that goes up goes on the site goes through the editorial process, regardless of who writes it.

      I understand there have been errors in a couple of the Miku posts pertaining to release dates and the like, and that you’ve pointed them out in the past, which is appreciated. That said, there’s no need for this snide air of superiority and to constantly point fingers at people.

      It happens. We’re all human. We put up anywhere between 20-30 posts on the site in a day, a number of them translated from Japanese to English. It takes time and effort, and I’d like to think 95% of our work is accurate, even though the odd error or typo slips in here and there.

      Again, that doesn’t give you the right to start talking down to people and pointing fingers at them. There are ways to point things out without coming across as a dick.

      As for your question regarding the original report, yes, the press release (Wait, what Famitsu post? If we sourced this news from Famitsu, I would imagine we would’ve linked back to them.) was split up because people don’t like to read walls of text. In the interest of making sure that people actually read and understand all of what’s in the game, we split things up into topics. We monitor our site numbers very carefully at the backend and make these decisions accordingly.

      Finally, please don’t encourage use of Google Translate. That never, ever leads to anything good. In fact, for someone who apparently loves to point out mistakes, I’m surprised you would advocate the use of a mechanical translator for a lengthy report. Bit hypocritical, don’t you think?

      • Crevox

        Ishaan, while you make a lot of good points, you should take your own advice as well:

        “In fact, for someone who apparently loves to point out mistakes, I’m surprised you would advocate the use of a mechanical translator for a lengthy report. Bit hypocritical, don’t you think?”

        This isn’t necessary.

        • It’s completely necessary. People need to be held accountable for the things they say and do. Internet anonymity makes a lot of people feel like their actions have no consequences. If you’re going to say certain things, you need to be able to back them up. That’s how this site’s community works.

          • Crevox

            That can be true without the negativity. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

          • What negativity? I called him out on something he said. I don’t think any “wrongs” were committed against him. If you feel that people on SE are free to say whatever they like without any sort of moderation, well… that isn’t the case.

      • I’m with Crevox here, nothing good comes from points scoring. We understand your valid points however, and I agree people posting on the Miku articles might be tipping the boat. I also somewhat understand how much can go into articles having previously done some odd jobs for sites far back in the past.

        “There are ways to point things out without coming across as a dick.”

        And there’s ways of chastising people without giving an active impression that you might feel angst towards a certain user. Unfortunately this is the Internet, flaming is to be expected – even though Siliconera is one of the more intelligent spots for discussion.

        Anyway, just enjoy the new year, I’m sure you have better things to do today than fight the forces of evil on the Internet!

        • As I said to Crevox, that particular point wasn’t about angst. Rather, I’m not a very big fan of what anonymity on the Internet does to people.

          I’m actually a rather big advocate of the idea of people using their real names on the net when partaking in discussions. I feel like people would put more thought and care into what they say, were it actually to have a name associated with it.

          In this particular case, the person in question pointed out a typo in our last two Miku posts. Fair enough, that was on us. Then, for no reason whatsoever, he returned in this post to give my writer a hard time time.

          I don’t think that sort of behaviour is either necessary or mature, and we’ve always been very keen on keeping that sort of behaviour away from Siliconera, despite the fact that this is the net, and like you said, a certain level of immaturity is to be expected. The last thing I want is for this place to turn into one of the other dozens of sites on the net where people say and do as they please, regardless of decency or accountability.

          But yeah, Happy New Year! Thanks for pitching in and actually being nice about it. :)

      • ekibyougami

        Fair enough. I’ll take those things you said like a gentleman.

        But you should know better to at least correct or tell your writer regarding his/her errors (btw, some erroneous info weren’t edited even though they were pointed out by some people here aside from me). My point was that writer had been wrong twice in a row previously and the erroneous information that writer gave was the release date — yes, so that makes it important. And actually, he wasn’t just wrong twice, but a number of times. I don’t want to be a ‘dick’ or a ‘hypocrite’ as you said, so I’ll just leave it at that without mentioning how many and the what’s.

        Furthermore, it wasn’t only me who noticed or even made a comment about it. But, I do admit antagonizing the said writer (probably out of me being irrational and pissed off from his errors for almost every recent post of his/hers — so, I apologize for this).

        But as a reader who comes to this site for updates every now and then, wouldn’t you feel errmmm… uneasy…. when the same writer goes on an error spree? With all due respect, I have no problem with how you manage posts regarding info and updates (in fact, thank you for giving us an insight on your side). But out of all the writers here, it’s usually and only that writer who has a very noticeable error or two for every recent post of his/hers.

        And regarding the google translate part, I was giving a consideration for the good people here who can’t read Japanese to use google translate as an OPTION (although Google translate is never reliable) in case they want to see my point, hence the statement:
        >”(just use google translate if you want)”

        And regarding your statement:
        > ” If you’re going to say certain things, you need to be able to back them up.”
        I did. Which is why I added a link for reference. I could’ve just not included the google translate part, but since most readers here can’t read Japanese, I included it so that they can see that part of the article and know where I’m getting at.

        I don’t want to start the New Year with bitterness, my dear Mod. So, please do forgive me and my tone (for this reply and that post) if it sounded so snide and arrogant. I just hope that your writer (and editors) would double or even triple check his posts next time in consideration for those who really depend on this site a lot for gaming-related updates and news. Happy New Year and more power to you guys and this community.

        • But as a reader who comes to this site for updates every now and then, wouldn’t you feel errmmm… uneasy…. when the same writer goes on an error spree?

          Any time errors happen and people point them out, they’re corrected (provided we see people pointing them out) and the writer in question is informed.

          Like I said, I appreciate when people point out mistakes because it helps the staff get better. I just think it can be done without having to resort to snide comments or acting like you’re trying to instigate some sort of mob against us.

          Anyhow, no hard feelings. And Happy New Year to you, too!

  • Demeanor

    I’ll just use the default skin from the demo if I find those too distracting :P
    Btw, aren’t we gonna get an article on the Utagumi 575 demo? I’d really like to hear everyone’s opinion on it XD and of course talk about my own impressions. You can feel the full impact of the language barrier there XD

  • Rider

    This has been in Project Diva Arcade since forever. Nice to see it’s finally coming to the home versions!

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos