Everyone’s favorite virtual singer is finally making her way to the Nintendo Switch with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega39’s. Hatsune Miku has been doing her thing for over a decade now and the OG Vocaloid lady still has a strong presence. The Project Diva rhythm games have become a thriving franchise on their own right, with regular entries since 2009. They’ve typically only been released on Sony consoles and in arcades, although the Nintendo 3DS did get the Project Mirai spin-off. We’re not really sure what Mega39’s means, apart from the obvious Miku joke, but the game will feature 101 songs from Hatsune Miku history including 10 all new ones. It’s set to release on the Nintendo Switch in 2020.
People who own Project Diva Future Tone on the PlayStation 4 will be able to buy the 10 songs as DLC if they don’t want to double-dip. With 101 songs, 300 different costumes, and redone models with a cute touch, Project Diva Mega39’s is looking like it’ll be the ultimate Project Diva experience. On the Switch, you’ll be able to play at home on a big screen for hours on end and take it with you to knock out a song or two on your break from work or class.
For real, I didn’t get into Vocaloid when it first blew up in the late 2000s. I could appreciate a song or two here or there but the whole culture was never for me. On a whim, I picked up a used copy of Project Diva F 2nd on the cheap for the Vita and fell in love. As a rhythm game fan, I was completely addicted and found myself playing the same songs over and over. That grew into me getting into a lot of the great Vocaloid producers out there, my favorite being the tragically deceased Wowaka.
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega39’s is set to come out on the Nintendo Switch sometime next year.