California's J-Pop Fest Hosts Miku Arcade Game's Debut

posted on 2011-08-22 21:30 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
1st Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade unit outside Japan, Taiwan, HK, Singapore

SEGA Corporation's Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade game will have its first debut outside Asia at the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco this weekend, August 27 and 28. Hatsune Miku is the virtual idol created for Crypton Future Media's Vocaloid Character Series software, and Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade is a rhythm game that features songs sung by Hatsune Miku. According to the J-Pop Summit Festival organizers, the event will host the game's "first and only unit outside Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore."

New People, the entertainment and shopping center in San Francisco's Japantown district, will sell US$1.00 tickets to attendees to play the game. Due to time limits, only 50 tickets will be sold each day. On the other hand, attendees of the J-Pop Summit Festival can play the game for free at the J-Pop Summit VIP party, taking place August 27 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at NEW PEOPLE gallery. Tickets for the VIP party can be purchased for US$20.00. VIP Party tickets with lounge access are US$100.00.

Scheduled VIP Party guests include fashion designer Naoto Hirooka (h.NAOTO), dance group Danceroid, voice actress Cristina Vee, rock band Layla Lane, musical group ZANEEDS, DJ Amaya, musician Vex Mode, fortune-telling unit Not For Sale, and artist Ken Hamazaki.

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