Word has been spreading on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites with unconfirmed reports about the appearance of SEGA’s Project DIVA arcade cabinets in an arcade in Southern California. According to one post on Facebook, the machines have been spotted at a ROUND1, although they are currently not out on the gaming floor yet, pending network setup. If these rumors are true and that the Project DIVA AC machines do indeed show up in the near future, then this would be the first time such machines would be used in a real arcade in the United States. Previously, a demo machine was set up at New People during 2011’s J-Pop Summit Festival and remained there for some time afterwards; it was not connected to the network and thus was not compatible with the gaming cards used by players to keep track of their progress.
UPDATE: Twitter comments are indicating a noon launch on February 14.