- System: Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam)
- Publisher: SEGA
- Developer: SEGA
- Release Date: August 24, 2022
- Pricing:$34.99 (Standard Edition)
- Rating: T
- Genre: Rhythm/Music
- Players: 1
- Official Website: https://miku.sega.com/megamix
With the release and ongoing support of Hatsune Miku’s mobile game Project Sekai (Colorful Palette in the West), mainline series fans have been left wondering if Miku has seen her last appearance on consoles.
When the Steam version of MegaMix+ arrived earlier this year, it came with an unexpected surprise—a brand-new DLC pack with a staggering 72 songs! Just two short months later, and Nintendo Switch players have been treated to the same DLC, branded as “DLC Bundle 3” to match the previous two DLC installments.
Join us today on Honey’s Anime as we review this new DLC for Hatsune Miku Project Diva MegaMix!
Back to the Future (Tone)
DLC Bundle 3 (or Extra Song Pack, for our PC players) comes packed with 72 tunes from the 2017 title Project Diva Future Tone. Including fan-favorites like “Senbonzakura,” “Dramaturgy,” “Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder,” “Iroha Uta” and more, there’s plenty of old-school Miku to groove to!
With this latest DLC pack, Project Diva MegaMix has increased its song roster to a whopping 250 songs. If you’re playing on Nintendo Switch, you can buy the new DLC in various smaller packs, although it’s cheaper overall to purchase the bundle. Either way, this is great value for money compared to the previous DLC, and just rhythm game DLC in general.
Gameplay remains as snappy as ever on our Nintendo Switch OLED, although we’ve heard that there are still some stuttering issues on the Steam version of the game, likely due to the Denuvo DRM.
Almost all of the music videos have been remade for MegaMix, so your customized characters will be perfectly preserved and looking their best. There’s so much new content that you’ll need to clear out a hefty amount of storage—the DLC clocks in at 20GB of new songs and videos!
The Intense Voice of Hatsune Miku (2010’s Edition)
There’s no denying that this recent DLC is extremely generous, with double the number of songs we saw in DLC Bundle 1 and 2. That said, with all 72 songs coming from the Future Tone era, there’s a specific sound to those songs that might be unexpected for newer players.
Project Diva Future Tone was released for PlayStation 4 back in 2017, but it’s actually a port of the 2013 arcade version of Hatsune Miku. That means most of the songs were produced using sound banks from Vocaloid 2 or Vocaloid 3—a huge downgrade in vocal quality from the impressive Vocaloid V4X engine that arrived in 2015.
Not only have Vocaloid sound banks increased in complexity and realism with every new update, but artists have improved their skills too. Producers like DECO*27 have progressed from the bright-and-poppy “Ai Kotoba” to modern rock-pop sensations like “Ghost Rule”—all thanks to improvements in technology and the sound banks.
That said, if you played Future Tone—or simply prefer that older era of Hatsune Miku—then you’ll find plenty to love in the DLC!
Whether you’re a Hatsune Miku player from way back, or you just prefer the older music, DLC Bundle 3 (Extra Song Pack on Steam) is fantastic value for money.
Considering Project Sekai (Colorful Palette) has more recent songs, it’s easy to feel like MegaMix is getting left behind a little—but we really hope this DLC is an indication of more still to come for this excellent rhythm game!
Are you a Hatsune Miku player? Are you going to grab the new DLC for Project Diva MegaMix? Let us know down in the comments below, and as always, thanks for reading!