This article will be a news roundup of small information and some tidbits that have happened recently in the Vocaloid world. Please read on for all the information of the past while.
Korean Vocaloid Silhouette Revealed & More Info
A silhouette of SBS Artech’s Korean Vocaloid for VOCALOID3 has been revealed on the official website. The official Korean Vocaloid café, “Daum Café, Republic of Vocaloid,” opened on Daum, the second most popular Korean portal site, on August 12th. According to Hatsune MikuMiku you have to register to be part of that community, and currently only Korean people can register. The SBS Artech community site will be opened in mid-September. The full character is planned to be revealed on August 30th. The release of the second demo song has been postponed due to the postponement of the VOCALOID3 engine itself. We will report more information as it becomes available.
“Hatsune Miku Project DIVA 2nd” Budget Version
On December 15th, “Hatsune Miku Project DIVA 2nd” budget version will be released. This version is cheaper than the original version, and will also include all the new modules that will be in “Project DIVA extend;” that adds up to more than 150 modules to which SEGA states the game is “more fun, and a better gaming experience”. There will be three versions of this released:
– Regular version (UMD): 3,300 yen (AmiAmi).
– Download version: 3,000 yen (Japanese PSN store).
– Arcade debut pack(comes with earphones with an original design, a smart card, a card holder, and a micro-fibre towel): 6,300 yen (AmiAmi).
Miku Featured in Billboard Top 40 Best Bets
Miku was featured in a Billboard magazine (Volume 124, No. 3) in the list of Top 40 Best Bets for 2011, as number thirty-five. Images of the magazine can be seen on Miku’s official Facebook page.
PowerFX Gives VOCALOID3 Price Estimate and Release Date
According to the Engloids blog, in an e-mail response to a question from the blog, the CEO of PowerFX, Bil Bryant, stated that, while they are not sure of the final price, they believe VOCALOID3 will cost around $129 and that its release date may be around October 1st. Please note that this information is all tentative and has not been officially announced.
Nekomura Iroha PVC Open for Pre-order
This PVC of Iroha by Griffon Enterprises is now open for pre-orders. She retails at 7,400 yen and is slated for a November release of this year. You can preorder her at AmiAmi (5,950 yen), Hobby Link Japan (7,030 yen), Hobby Search (6,290 yen), and Otacute ($80.90), as well as other stores.