A huge update is coming to Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone on December 14. Not only will new DLC for the rhythm game be released (featuring two new songs and modules), but a new photo mode and 4K support will be added as well.
Here’s what the Extra Encore Pack DLC will include:
Two New Songs
- “Ghost Rule” by DECO*27
- “Suna no Wakusei feat. Hatsune Miku” by hachi
Two New Modules
While I liked not having to grind my way from easy to hard, there is some weirdness to Future Tone‘s free-form structure. For example, not all songs have a version on every difficulty. After getting whooped on a particularly difficult song on hard, I figured I’d practice on medium. To my disappointment, there was no version of the song on medium, as only easy and hard versions were available. On the bright side, there is a no-fail mode that can be turned on, but it’s still strange to see the developer just skip difficulties for some of the songs.
Considering the amount of content that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone offers, it really had the potential to be a standout game. Instead, it’s only a paradise for hardcore fans as anyone else will likely grow tired of going through the extremely long tracklist. There’s very few hooks to grab the player’s attention, and unless you love the high score grind then there really isn’t much here. No story is being told like in Elite Beat Agents, and there’s not the slightest sense of progression as in Guitar Hero. Give Future Tone a go if you’re a Miku fan, but don’t be surprised if you find out that bigger isn’t always better.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is available now.