Hit Japanese rhythm action videogame Hatsune Miku has seen several iterations arrive for virtual reality (VR) headsets, the most recent being 2018’s Hatsune Miku VR. Originally released on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, developer Crypton Future Media and publisher Degica Games are now bringing the title to the Oculus Store.
The rhythm action genre has always been popular amongst gamers and has found a natural home on VR headsets thanks to titles like Beat Saber, Audica and Hatsune Miku VR. The latter is somewhat different from the other two and more akin to Dance Central, with players dancing along with Hatsune, catching the melody symbols as they fly from the speakers at the back of the stage.
The Oculus Store version will feature the same content as the one on Steam, with 19 songs available and two difficulty modes. Songs include:
- Ievan Polkka (by Otomania)
- Singularity (by keisei)
- Amagoi Miseinen (by Wada Takeaki ‘Kurage P’)
- Sharing The World (by BIGHEAD)
- Senbonzakura (by 黒うさＰ)
- SLoWMoTIoN (by PinocchioP)
There will be a total of 7 dance stages to compliment the songs as well as an enhanced music video mode, so you can watch any song from multiple angles with a choice of stages and outfits. Supporting multiple languages including English, Japanese and Chinese, the launch of Hatsune Miku VR on Oculus Store will also add the new Snow Miku outfit, a Negi glowstick and new backgrounds. The Steam version will also get these additions in an update.
Hatsune Miku VR will arrive on Oculus Store on 6th June 2019. For further updates on the franchise, keep reading VRFocus.