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Nendoroid News: Good Smile Company Newsletter 2015.09.25

Welcome to the (supposed) bi-weekly feature, Nendoroid News! Weekly, I get newsletters from the official Nendoroid store, Good Smile Company. It seems there’s not really a news blog for strictly Nendoroid updates other than upcoming figures or other scaled goods. This will (try) to be updated every other Tuesday so please look out for it.

Please note that this segment will focus on Nendoroids, whether petite, regular, plus, or co-ode, if it has Nendoroid that prefixes it, that means it’s going to be posted here (unless there’s just not enough news to cover it).

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Release Dates for Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX 3DS Game!

Since this blog primarily focuses on the nendoroids, and the aesthetic of it, it’s going to be pretty rare I post about upcoming games. In which case, it was recently reported by SEGA Bits that this particular game is going to get a global release!

But what the heck is this game? It looks like another rhythm game but according to the press release:

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – January 14, 2015 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced that Hatsune Miku™: Project Mirai DX, a 3D rhythm game developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, will be available on store shelves and via digital download in North America on May 26, 2015, followed by Japan and Korea on May 28 and Europe on May 29. In collaboration with Good Smile Company, a popular Japanese figure company, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX features Miku and all of her friends in their Nendoroid figure style. SEGA will release information about retailer preorder programs at a later date.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX features forty-eight full length versions of fan-favorite songs with multiple game modes and play styles. Game modes include both “Touch Mode” and “Button Mode”, each featuring multiple levels of difficulty and a wealth of customization options. Players are able to adjust difficulty via challenge and support items, change timing indicators and target icons, and swap out vocals in certain songs. Further, players can watch their favorite videos and add scrolling commentary in the Mirai Theater, create unique dance routines in the Dance Studio, and compose their own song phrases in My Tune. The game also features customizable Player Cards which can be shared with the community over StreetPass™ and kept current via SpotPass™.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX launches on Nintendo 3DS and via digital download on the Nintendo eShop.

It’s pretty rare when a Japanese based game gets released in North America first so this is really exciting! Since the new 3DS is coming out this February, it’s almost too perfect timing… Maybe not.

In any case, it really does look like that Good Smile Company gave the game designers the okay to use their nendoroid looks for the game – which makes me want it even more! Augh! I wonder if there’s actually a special pre order that comes along with it! I hope so… And I need to get my hands on it, as soon as possible! Are you guys going to get it? (Source)