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初音ミク -Project DIVA- Arcade
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade
Projectdivaarcade
Developer(s): Sega, Crypton Future Media, Dingo
Publisher(s): Sega Dwango Music Entertainment
Platform(s): Sega Arcade
Release Date: Initial Release:
Flag of JP June 23, 2010
Version A:
Flag of JP January 27, 2011
Version B:
Flag of JP July 5, 2012
Genre: Music
Ratings: Unknown

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade (初音ミク -Project DIVA- Arcade?) is a 2010 rhythm arcade video game in the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series. It was released on 23 June 2010 at various arcades across Japan with limited international releases to nearby places such as Hong Kong and Singapore.

Gameplay

The gameplay of Project DIVA Arcade is relatively identical to the first Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA, only that the arcade cabinet displays the four PlayStation Action buttons (Triangle, Square, Cross and Circle) on a horizontal line. Players push these buttons down to hit the notes in the rhythm game. The game features two exclusive gameplay mechanics: Multi-Button Notes and Hold Notes.

Multi-Button Notes require the player to press two or more buttons (up to all four buttons) at the same time. They are represented by having a line(s) connected to each Button note to be pressed and all incoming Multi-Button Notes are represented in orange (as opposed to black with Single Button notes).

The Hold Notes in Project DIVA Arcade work differently to the Long Notes seen in the PlayStation Project DIVA video games starting with Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd. Hold Notes are represented by having a "HOLD" below them, where after the player hits the note(s), they will need to hold the button(s) down for bonus points until the player releases one of the buttons, or a "Max Hold" bonus is granted. Multiple notes can be held at the same time, up to all four notes.

The player has a life energy bar which increases for hitting the notes correctly while decreases for missing or hitting the incorrect note(s). If the life energy bar depletes, the player fails the rhythm game. In Project DIVA Arcade, each rhythm game has a SAFETY threshold bar which prevents the life energy bar from depleting beyond a certain amount which lasts for a certain duration from the beginning of the song. (A countdown timer will be displayed during the last 11 seconds.

The game features four difficulties each song's rhythm game can be played at: "Easy", "Normal", "Hard" and "Extreme". All songs have a "Hard" and "Extreme" difficulty rhythm game although not all songs offer both "Easy" and "Normal" (some songs can have one or the other.).

This game features a vast range of songs and character costumes (Modules), most of which are taken from previous games in the series.

Development

Project DIVA Arcade first began development on the Virtua Fighter 5 engine, with a Hatsune Miku model being created in the engine with Dural as a base and then with the attributes changes to look like Miku instead. At the Summer 2009 Miku Festival, a prototype of Project DIVA Arcade was made using the Virtua Fighter 5 running on the Sega Lindbergh arcade board. Subsequently, the game became a full-fledged project at Sega and development branched off from Virtua Fighter 5 and was transferred to the newer RingEdge arcade boards that then debut as a prototype at a Spring 2010 Miku Fan event. Most changes made were with regards to the game's graphics and animation effects such as particles and motion blur.[1]

Sega announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA would be coming to arcades on 5 October 2009 and along with it a plea to fans to submit their own music for the game's track list. This was done between October 15 and October 31 where fans would upload their video to the Project DIVA Niconico channel. These songs needed to be original songs and not remixes or variations of existing songs that were between 2 and a half minutes to 3 and a half minutes. The winners would then have their songs chosen by the game's development staff and then used in the release of the game.[2] Afterwards, Sega also held a PV contest which players may submit a PV featuring the confirmed songs created via the Edit Mode feature in the series' games to be used for Project DIVA Arcade. In addition, the website Piapro even held an event/contest for artists to submit their own created Vocaloid songs as well as illustrations for the game.[3][4]

Tripshots designed the machine which included four buttons which has the same gameplay as its predecessor on the PSP.[3]

From then on, more songs and Modules were added to Project DIVA Arcade over time, mainly from Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Extend as well as original songs. The game's newest and current version is revision 4.1, which was released on 7 August 2013. It has then been succeeded by Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone.

Song list

Song List
Song Performed By Producer(s)
"I'm Your Diva" (あなたの歌姫 Anata no Utahime?) Hatsune Miku azuma
"Rain With A Chance of Sweet*Drops" (雨のちSweet*Drops Ame Nochi Sweet*Drops?) Hatsune Miku OSTER project
"Ievan Polkka" Hatsune Miku Otomania
"Song of Life" (いのちの歌 Inochi no Uta?) Hatsune Miku
or
Kagamine Rin
or
Kagamine Len
Toraboruta
"Electric Angel" (えれくとりっく・えんじぇぅ Erekutorikku Enjeu?) Hatsune Miku Yasuo
"VOC@LOID in Love" (恋スルVOC@LOID Koi Suru VOC@LOID?) Hatsune Miku OSTER project
"Love is War" (恋は戦争 Koi wa Sensou?) Hatsune Miku ryo
"A Song of Wastelands, Forests, and Magic" (荒野と森と魔法の歌 Kouya to Mori to Mahou no Uta?) Hatsune Miku
or
Kagamine Rin
or
Kagamine Len
Toraboruta
"Requiem for the Phantamsa" (金の聖夜霜雪に朽ちて Kogane no Seiya Sousetsu ni Kuchite?) Hatsune Miku DeadballP
"The secret garden" Hatsune Miku Kamimae Akira, Hata Aki
"Star Story" Hatsune Miku kz
"Strobe Nights" (ストロボナイツ Sutorobo Naitsu?) Hatsune Miku kz
"That One Second in Slow Motion" (その一秒スローモーション Sono Ichibyou Suro Moshon?) Hatsune Miku ryo
"Dear cocoa girls" Hatsune Miku Kaminmae Akira, Hata Aki
"Dreaming Leaf" (Dreaming Leaf -ユメミルコトノハ- Dreaming Leaf -Yumemiru Kotonoha-?) Hatsune Miku OSTER project
"Packaged" Hatsune Miku kz
"The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku" (初音ミクの消失 Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu?) Hatsune Miku cosMo@Bousou-P
"White Dove" (ハト Hato?) Hatsune Miku Hadano-P
"Jaded" (ひねくれ者 Hinekure Mono?) Hatsune Miku ryo
"Velvet Arabesque" (天鵞絨アラベスク Biroudo Arabesuku?) Hatsune Miku Namiki Koichi
"Far Away" Hatsune Miku kz
"Grumpy Waltz" (フキゲンワルツ Fukigen Warutsu?) Hatsune Miku OSTER project
"Marginal" (マージナル Majinaru?) Hatsune Miku OSTER project
"Beware of the Miku-Miku Germs♪" (みくみく菌にご注意♪ Mikumiku-kin ni Gochuui♪?) Hatsune Miku Hayaya-P
"I'll Miku-Miku You♪ (For Reals)" (みくみくにしてあげる♪【してやんよ】 Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru♪ [Shite Yanyo]?) Hatsune Miku ika
"Miracle Paint" (ミラクルペイント Mirakuru Peinto?) Hatsune Miku OSTER project
"moon" Hatsune Miku iroha
"Melt" (メルト Meruto?) Hatsune Miku ryo
"Last Night, Good Night" Hatsune Miku kz
"Updating My Love List?" (ラブリスト更新中? Rabu Risuto Koushinchuu??) Hatsune Miku Namiki Koichi
"The World is Mine" (ワールドイズマイン Warudo Izu Main?) Hatsune Miku ryo
"One-Sided Love Samba" (片想いサンバ Kataomoi Sanba?) Hatsune Miku Owata P
"Sayonara, Goodbye" (サヨナラ・グッバイ Sayonara Gubbai?) Hatsune Miku Noboru↑
"ZIGG-ZAGG" Hatsune Miku Junky
"Nightmare ☆ Party Night" (ナイトメア☆パーティーナイト Naitomea☆Pati Naito?) Hatsune Miku Kutibashi
"Disruptive Diva" (崩壊歌姫 -disruptive diva- Houkai Utahime -disruptive diva-?) Hatsune Miku Machigerita
"Solitude's End" (孤独の果て Kodoku no Hate?) Kagamine Rin Hikari Shuuyou
"StargazeR" Hatsune Miku Kotsuban P
"Stardust Utopia" (星屑ユートピア Hoshikuzu Uptopia?) Megurine Luka otetsu
"Magical Sound Shower" Hatsune Miku HIRO
"Wolf Girl" (オオカミガール Ookami Garu?) Hatsune Miku Kura P
"Love's note" (恋ノート/// Koi Noto///?) Hatsune Miku Jebanni-P
"SYMPHONIC DIVE -DIVA edit-" Hatsune Miku Re:nG
"Starlite★Lydian" Hatsune Miku Masaki
"How'd It Get To Be Like This?" (どうしてこうなった Doushite Kounatta?) Hatsune Miku Udongerge
"Perico Space Shipper" (ペリコ・スペースシッパー Periko Supesu Shippa?) Hatsune Miku OnecupP
"saturation" Hatsune Miku fat-P
"Time Limit" (タイムリミット Taimu Rimitto?) Hatsune Miku North-T
"Holy Star -2010 DIVA mix-" Hatsune Miku Kouhei (K's Sound Project)
"melody" Hatsune Miku mikuru396
"Iroha Uta" (いろは唄?) Kagamine Rin Ginsaku
"Quartet of Multiple Future -Quartet Theme-" (多重未来のカルテット -Quartet Theme- Tajuu Mirai no Karutetto?) Hatsune Miku Funky K.H.
"Transparent Watercolors" (透明水彩 Toumei Suisai?) Hatsune Miku Yasuo
"Pink Moon" (ピンクムーン Pinku Mun?) Hatsune Miku Mojo-P
"Meiteki Cybernetics" (迷的サイバネティックス Meiteki Saibanetikkusu?) Megurine Luka otetsu
"Colorful x Melody" (カラフル×メロディ Karafuru x Merodi?) Hatsune Miku
Kagamine Rin
Team MOER
"Cantarella" (カンタレラ Kantarera?) KAITO
Hatsune Miku
Kurousa-P
"Look This Way, Baby" (こっち向いてBaby Kocchi Muite Baby?) Hatsune Miku ryo
"Change Me" MEIKO shu-t
"Romeo and Cinderella" (ロミオとシンデレラ Romio to Shinderera?) Hatsune Miku doriko
"Aikotoba" (愛言葉?) Hatsune Miku DECO*27
"Promise" Hatsune Miku
Kagamine Rin
samfree
"Po Pi Po" (ぽっぴっぽー?) Hatsune Miku Lamaze-P
"Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder" (右肩の蝶 Migikata no Chou?) Kagamine Len Nori-P
"Roshin Yukai" (炉心融解?) Kagamine Rin iroha/kuma
"Jugemu Sequencer" (ジュゲムシーケンサー Jugemu Shikensa?) Hatsune Miku vocaliod-P(noa)
"So Much Loving You★ -DIVA Edit-" Hatsune Miku Kofun P, longan
"Pane dhiria" KAITO Shinjou P
"The Star Maker" (ほしをつくるひと Hoshiotau Kuruhito?) Kagamine Len MazoP
"Master of Puppets" (マスターオブパペッツ Masuta obu Papettsu?) Hatsune Miku
Megurine Luka
Death Obagi, Yurahonya P
"Innocence" Hatsune Miku kazu-P
"Colorful x Sexy" (カラフル×セクシィ Karafuru x Sekushi?) Megurine Luka
MEIKO
doriko/minato(RyuseiP)/OSTER project/19's Sound Factory
"Kokoro" (ココロ?) Kagamine Rin Toraboruta
"Just Be Friends" Megurine Luka Dixie Flatline
"Saihate" (サイハテ?) Hatsune Miku Kobayashi Onyx
"The First Sound" (ハジメテノオト Hajimete no Oto?) Hatsune Miku malo
"When the First Love Ends" (初めての恋が終わる時 Hajimete no Koi ga Owaru Toki?) Hatsune Miku ryo
"VOiCE -DIVA MIX-" Hatsune Miku Lovely P
"magnet" Hatsune Miku
Megurine Luka
minato
"Dance of Many" (数多の舞 -Dance of many-?) Hatsune Miku koushirou(Hikutsu P)
"Equation+**" Kagamine Rin Powapowa P
"Iya Iya Seijin" (イヤイヤ星人?) Megurine Luka Iya Iya-P
"Betty The Liar" (嘘つきベティ Usotsuki Beti?) Kagamine Rin PolyphonicBranch
"Now Choose" (さあ、どっち? Saa, Docchi??) Kagamine Len
Kagamine Rin
Hinata Haruhana
"Yellow" Hatsune Miku kz
"Gigantic Girl" (巨大少女 Kyodai Shoujo?) Hatsune Miku 40mP
"Sound" (サウンド Saundo?) Hatsune Miku baker
"Gemini" (ジェミニ Jemini?) Kagamine Rin
Kagamine Len
Dixie Flatline
"Finder (DSLR remix - re:edit)" (ファインダー (DSLR remix - re:edit)?) Hatsune Miku kz
"Luka Luka ★ Night Fever" (ルカルカ★ナイトフィーバー Ruka Ruka★Naito Fiba?) Megurine Luka samfree
"High School Days -DIVA EDIT" (ハイスクール Days - DIVA EDIT Hai Sukuru Days - DIVA EDIT?) Hatsune Miku U-ji(RaychoruiP)/U-SUKE
"maigo life" (迷子ライフ Maigo Raifu?) Kagamine Rin TOKOTOKO
break;down Hatsune Miku hmtk/Kumar@Taken
"Soiyassa!!" (そいやっさぁ!!?) Kagamine Len
Kagamine Rin
SyujinP
"Hanamai Tsukuyomi Tan" (花舞月詠譚?) Megurine Luka Hoskey, Yukie Dong
"Clover♣Club" (クローバー♣クラブ Kuroba♣Kurabu?) Hatsune Miku Yuuyu
"I Really Do Understand" (ほんとは分かってる Honto wa Wakatteru?) Hatsune Miku Funakoshi P
"Double Lariat" (ダブルラリアット Daburu Rariatto?) Megurine Luka Agoaniki
"The Intense Voice of Hatsune Miku" (初音ミクの激唱 Hatsune Miku no Gekishou?) Hatsune Miku Storyteller
"Francisca" (フランシスカ Furanshisuka?) Kagamine Rin Dyu@Merazoma‐P, Yumehikari-P
"Song of Eternity -DIVAMIX-" (悠久-Song of Eternity-DIVAMIX-?) Hatsune Miku Tiara
"Love-Colored Ward" (恋色病棟 Koi Iro Byouto?) Hatsune Miku OSTER project
"Dear" Hatsune Miku 19's Sound Factory
"from Y to Y" Hatsune Miku JimmyThumb-P
"Two-Sided Lovers" (裏表ラバーズ Ura Omote Rabazu?) Hatsune Miku wowaka
"Puzzle" (パズル Pazuru?) Hatsune Miku Kuwagata-P
"Leia" Megurine Luka Yuyoyuppe
"Close and Open, Demons and the Dead" (結んで開いて羅刹と骸 Musunde Hiraite Rasetsu to Mukuro?) Hatsune Miku Hachi
"Wintry Winds" (番凩 Tusgai Kogarashi?) MEIKO
KAITO
Shigotoshite-P
"Gothic and Loneliness ~I'm the very DIVA~" Kagamine Rin Takashi Narushima
"slump" Hatsune Miku Ayatori, Shibainu
"Sekiranun Graffiti" (積乱雲グラフィティ Sekiran'un Gurafiti?) Hatsune Miku ryo, Dixie Flatline
"Thousand Year Solo (DIVA edit)" (千年の独奏歌 (DIVA edit) Sennen no Dokusou ka (DIVA edit)?) KAITO Yanagi-P
"Palette" Megurine Luka Yuyoyuppe/meola
"Paradichlorobenzene" (パラジクロロベンゼン Parajikororobenzen?) Kagamine Len Owata P
"NekoMimi Switch" (ねこみみスイッチ Nekomimi Suicchi?) Hatsune Miku daniwell
"RinRin Signal -Append Mix-" (リンリンシグナル -Append Mix- Rin Rin Shigunaru -Append Mix-?) Kagamine Rin
Kagamine Len
Signal-P
"Lover's Oblivion Suicide" (忘却心中 Boukyaku Shinjuu?) MEIKO Asaki No'9/OPA
"Though My Song Has No Form" (歌に形はないけれど Uta ni Katachi wa Nai Keredo?) Hatsune Miku doriko
"To the End of Infinity" (那由他の彼方まで Nayuta no Kanata Made?) Kagamine Len
Kagamine Rin
Tsurishi-P
"*Hello, Planet." (I.M.PLSE-EDIT) (*ハロー、プラネット。 (I.M.PLSE-EDIT) Haro, Puranetto. (I.M.PLSE-EDIT)?) Hatsune Miku sasakure.UK
"Rolling Girl" (ローリンガール Rorin Garu?) Hatsune Miku wowaka
"Starduster" Hatsune Miku JimmyThumb-P
"SPiCa -39's Giving Day Edition-" Hatsune Miku Toku-P
"Solitude's End -extend edition- (孤独の果て -extend edition- Kodoku no Hate -extend edition-?) Kagamine Rin
Kagamine Len
Hikari Shuuyou
"Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder -39's Giving Day Edition-" (右肩の蝶 -39's Giving Day Edition- Migikata no Chou -39's Giving Day Edition-?) Kagamine Len
Kagamine Rin
noripy/Yura Mizuno
Mousou Sketch (妄想スケッチ Mousou Sukecchi?) Hatsune Miku
or
Kagamine Rin
40mP
"No Logic" Megurine Luka Jimmythumb-P
"World's End Dance Hall -Live Dance Edition-" (ワールズエンド・ダンスホール -Live Dance Edition- Waruzu Endo Dansuhoru -Live Dance Edition-?) Hatsune Miku
Megurine Luka
wowaka
"Yumeyume" (ゆめゆめ?) Hatsune Miku DECO*27
"On The Rocks" MEIKO
KAITO
OSTER project
"Kipple Industry, Inc." (キップル・インダストリー Kippuru Indasutori?) Hatsune Miku millstones
"The Snow White Princess is..." (白い雪のプリンセスは Shiroi Yuki no Purinsesu wa?) Hatsune Miku Noboru↑
"39" Hatsune Miku sasakure.UK, DECO*27
"AFTER BURNER" MEIKO Hal
"Senbonzakura" (千本桜?) Hatsune Miku Kurousa P(White Flame)
"NekoMimi Archive" (ネコミミアーカイブ Nekomimi Akaibu?) Hatsune Miku Kusoinaka P
"Black Gold" (ブラックゴールド Burakku Gorudo?) Megurine Luka otetsu
"LIKE THE WIND" Kagamine Rin Hiro & Kusemono/SWANTONE
"The Two of Us - Futaride" (ふたりで。 Futaride.?) Hatsune Miku Nekobaro
"Rosary Pale" KAITO Shinjou P
"Deep Sea City Underground" (深海シティアンダーグラウンド Shinkai Shiti Andaguraundo?) Kagamine Rin Tanaka B
"Absolunote" Hatsune Miku Lemm
"Deep Sea Girl" (深海少女 Shinkai Shoujo?) Hatsune Miku Yuuyu
"Lucid Dreaming" (ルシッドドリーミング Rushiddo Dorimingu?) Hatsune Miku qwe(Naive P), Hako Touka
"Out of Eden" (アウト オブ エデン Auto Obu Eden?) Kagamine Len Kouhei (K's Sound Project), orange
  • Songs with a light blue background are songs from previous games.
  • Songs with a pink background are animated PVs.

Versions

  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade (2010)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Revision 1 (2010)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Revision 2 (2010)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Revision 3 (2010)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version A (2011)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version A Revision 1 (2011)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version A Revision 2 (2011)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version A Revision 3 (2011)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version A Revision 3.1 (2011)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version A Revision 4 (2012)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version B (2012)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version B Revision 1 (2012)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version B Revision 2 (2012)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Version B Revision 3 (2013)

References

  1. Anoop Gantayat (April 16, 2012). Secrets of Hatsune Miku Arcade's Development. Andriasang. Retrieved on April 15, 2012.
  2. Anoop Gantayat (October 5, 2009). Sega Brings Project DIVA to Arcades. Andriasang. Retrieved on April 12, 2012.
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Official_Site
  4. The Next Project DIVA is Not For the PS3. Kyouran Kyodai (October 5, 2009). Retrieved on April 12, 2012.

Trivia

  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade was launched publicly at the same time of the release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Dreamy Theater.
  • Despite being featured in the first Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA video game, the song "Sakura no Ame" was not added in the initial release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade due to unknown reasons. It was later added in an update in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone with its PV based from its earlier appearance in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd.

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