Long and pointless blog. Just sayin'.
A few months ago, probably back in November or so, they announced they will be releasing a ton of DLC for the Hatsune Miku game. They said there will be 9 new songs, a sidescroller, a custom PSP theme, and new PVs for the songs that were on the disc with no PV other than a bunch of artist images from famous artists in Japan. Plus there's also new objects and stages for the PV editor. lol. All this for about $10 USD. It'll probably be a little more since I'm bad at conversions for currency rates, but still, that's a ton of content for just $10. lol
Basically, the main problem I had was how I was gonna get US dollars transfered into yen, and get it onto my Japanese PSN account to buy all this. So I finally came up with an idea. I'm gonna send the money to my friend, Rin, in Japan. She gets the money in her bank account, and it will be converted into yen there. She takes the money, and buys the DLC with my PSN account on her PSP. Then, since PSN lets you download things 5 times before you have to buy it a second time, I'll log in on my PSP, and then I'll just download the data onto my PSP's memory thing. lol. It took us forever to come up with this, which is kinda sad for how simple it is, but we finally got a plan that will actually work out. lol
So of course, being the Mikutard that I have become, I'm really excited about the DLC. I don't really like most of the songs they are adding, but I mainly want it for the sidescroller. They said, "The pack will feature a sidescroller based on the PV for 'Hello, Planet'." Audio wise it's pretty fitting, but at the same time, I'm really wondering how this will turn out. lol. For now, I'm trying to just stay cautiously optimistic about it, because I've been let down by Sega a bunch of times before. At the same time, I keep getting all these ideas for what the sidescroller might end up being like. I just imagine a section where it's like "Rappidly press X to help Miku poke Corpse faster.", or "Help Miku reach the goal before her leprosy takes control, and brings her to her death." (No one will get the leprosy reference.) Also, if the part where she's flying over the lava isn't at least a little like 'Red Hot Ride' from Donkey Kong Country 2, I'll be extreamely disapointed. lol
They actually changed the price of the DLC at this point though. The official site took down the price info and just said it'll be put up later. They also finally gave a solid date for when it'll be out. Before they kept saying early Spring, and now they changed it to March. So everyone is expecting it to be out on Miku Day. lol. If not, I'll be even more dissapointed in Sega... again. But other than that, they haven't said much else about the other game projects. The Acrcade game is still in the final stages, so it's still on track for being released in the Summer with new PVs, extra songs, and new costumes. I dunno how the costume unlocks will work in the Arcade version, but i guess that's what the user cards are for with this game. They have some videos of the betas from conventions where Sega had it on the floors.
The touch screen controls are a nice feature.The only thing I hate about the Arcade game is the PV they put in for 'Disapearance of Hatsune Miku'. The PV makes her look like some stupid high school cheerleader, but the song is kinda sad when you know what she's actually saying, since all the really fast parts are about her thinking it's her fault Master sucks at Vocaloid, so she blames herself for everything wrong with him, and she's trying to get out every last thought she has about her regret before she gets uninstalled by "sacraficing sound quality" to get a condenced version of it out in time. I'm still amazed the program can speak that fast without losing it's ability to say every thing perfectly.
The graphics in the Arcade version look way better than the PSP game, eventhough the PSP game pushed the limits for what ingame graphics the system could handle, and they said they might port the Arcade version for PS3 eventually. Plus the second game is still being worked on, but Sega only says, "Hold onto the systems you have now." when people ask what it'll be on. lol. Probably a second PSP game, I guess.
So yeah, another blog where I have no idea how to end it, and I don't have anything interesting enough to use as a Special Bonus. lol. I guess I can put another of those Shift Change meme videos. This one is awesome because it has Mokou, and Gundam in it. lol