If you've been following the news about SEGA's upcoming Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, you already know it's a rhythm game featuring Hatsune Miku and friends. But there's also some other features to the Nintendo 3DS title, which SEGA has released more information about along with some new English screenshots.
Project Mirai DX blends traditional rhythm game elements with companion-based events, simple creativity tools, and sharable customization. During rhythm gameplay, players can customize the size, color, and even behavior of the rhythm icons, so as players get more comfortable with higher difficulties, they can adjust the display to fit their play style.
New to the North American DX release, the songs in the game are now fully rendered in Miku's 3D Nendoroid style. This allows players to customize their characters, or even swap them out in songs if one wishes. Because of this addition and including the additional vocal tracks, there's up to 79 songs in total in playlist-wise.
The Theatre mode in the game allows plays to relax watching the music video instead of needing to keep track of the tapping and button pressing present during normal play. You can browse through the song, so players can skip to their favorite parts. Players can also create playlist of their favorite songs. One can also create scrolling messages ala Japan's popular Nico Nico Douga service, which can be shared via StreetPass and updated via SpotPass. Theatre Mode also has "Jam Along" mode, which lets players interact and add their own sound flairs to songs.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX will release in North America on September 8 and in Europe on September 11 on the Nintendo 3DS both at retail and digitally via the Nintendo eShop.