The announcement trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F has been released. The demo drops on June 11th. Project Diva F features a total of 38 songs. The game drops in August 2013 to PS3 and on PSN. Watch the announcement trailer below:
Hatsune Miku Project Diva F will drop in the West this coming August. The game drops on both PSN and retail for North America. Europe can look forward to it on PSN only, but hey, it’s coming to the West. The game will come with all of the updated graphics, additional songs and features of the Japanese version. A demo will be released on June 11th for U.S. and June 12th for Europe.
SEGA asked fans of Hatsune Miku on Facebook regarding the support. If they wanted the game in the west, they needed to both like and share an image. The feedback was amazing, with 25,000 likes and 15,000 shares of that particular post.
“It’s very rare that we’re able to answer the overwhelming support and demand for a game like Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “And we’re excited to be able to deliver this creative and unique experience for the western audience to enjoy.”
“Step onto the world’s ultimate stage! Join Hatsune Miku in an all-new video game featuring selections from her popular songs. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F features 38 unique songs including popular tracks like Tell Your World and Black Rock Shooter. Players can create and share their own Miku videos in “Edit Mode” and can customize the popular diva with over 90 costumes and 100 accessories.”
Yakuza 1&2 HD for Wii U‘s debut trailer and screenshots have been released. The game was announced on May 18th. As you may have guessed from the name, it’s a Wii U-exclusive game slated for release on August 8th. There has been no word on any localization of the game happening. The screenshots show some of the aspects of using the GamePad functionality along with just regular screenshots of the game.
An EA engineer by the name of Bob Summerwill sure didn’t sugarcoat the Wii U on twitter. Unfortunately, the tweets were deleted. Not before IGN managed to capture them. In his tweets, Summerwill writes: “The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an XBOX360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this point.”
He further continued, “Nintendo are operating like it’s 1990. They should have “done a Sega” and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives…Instead they make this awful console…Just stop it! Just make great games.”
Thoughts on this (amusing) controversy? My own thoughts is that either EA will be very..secretive and quiet about this controversy. On the other hand, we might see the senior engineer being fired from his position. Just like Adam Orth was fired from Microsoft due to the Twitter controversy he caused.
Aliens: Colonial Marines apparently managed to sell 1.31 million units. The sales have been counted from the game’s release on February 21st, 2013 to the fiscal year’s end on March 31st. The game has turned out to be one of Sega‘s most lucrative titles. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed performed better, selling 1.36 million units. Following are Football Manager 2013 and the Olympics tie-in game London 2012.
“Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation”, said Gearbox in a statement.
As you may remember, the demo shown in 2012 versus the final product in 2013 were different. Furthermore, the quality of the game seems to have gone, leaving people feeling cheated.
Aliens: Colonial Marines was nasty business, and Sega and Gearbox has been hit with a class action suit. The lawsuit revolves around false advertising when marketing and promoting the game. Polygon reports the suit was filed in a Northern District of California court.
The report from the gaming website further states the lawsuit was filed by “Edelson LLC on behalf of plaintiff Damion Perrine.” The story says that the suit “[cites] a number of California civil and business codes, [and] claims that Gearbox and Sega falsely advertised Aliens by showing demos at trade shows like PAX and E3 which didn’t end up being accurate representations of the final product.”
Furthermore, the suit claims that demos shown to the press during various events were not indicative of the game’s actual gameplay. The full story from Polygon also shows off comparing images from the final game and the demos.