Project SEKAI COLORFUL STAGE! feat. Hatsune Miku (often shortened to 'Project SEKAI') is a rhythm game for iOS and Android. The game is a collaboration between SEGA, Colorful Palette from Craft Egg and Crypton Future Media.
The pre-registration was originally set to begin in late April, but it was delayed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the fifth episode of Project Sekai Colorful Broadcasting Station, it was announced that pre-registration would begin on July 22nd. They set some goals, when this number of preregistration is reached, there's a reward for everyone who downloads the game at the release.
The goals were set from 100,000 to 1,000,000 preregistration, and in September 2020, 1,000,000 pre-registration were reached! Everyone who downloads the game at the release will have all the rewards. The game released on September 30th, 2020, in Japanese only. The staff are gradually starting to consider an oversea release in the future but nothing more at this time.
On September 4th, 2020, a demo for the game titled Project SEKAI COLORFUL STAGE! Rehearsal Edit was released, showcasing the rhythm game itself, along with the Virtual Live feature, which had a schedule as to when each unit would perform. The songs featured in this demo were Hibana -Reloaded-, Sweet Magic, and Tell Your World, each having all five levels of beatmap difficulty. The demo ended on September 11th, 2020, and has not been playable since then.
Story[edit | edit source]
The game is set in Shibuya, Tokyo. A girl named Hoshino Ichika, walks through the streets and she sees an LCD screen displaying Hatsune Miku.
Upon returning home, she discovers a song named "Untitled" on her smartphone. Out of curiously, Ichika plays the songs, only to get surrounded by a white light and arrive at an unknown place. Hatsune Miku stands in front of Ichika, welcoming her to Sekai and inviting her to sing together.
Characters[edit | edit source]
Virtual Singers[edit | edit source]
The game features Crypton's Piapro Characters: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO. These characters take the form of Virtual Singers.
Groups[edit | edit source]
The game features 20 new characters, split up in multiple groups: Leo/need, MORE MORE JUMP!, Vivid BAD SQUAD, Wonderlands×Showtime, and 25-ji, Nightcord de. Each of the groups has one or more Virtual Singers advising them.
System[edit | edit source]
Real World and Sekai[edit | edit source]
Conversations are voiced and will be animated using Live2D.
New Rhythm Game System[edit | edit source]
The game will feature multiple VOCALOID songs. Players can switch between the original version and Project SEKAI version. Virtual singers will perform the original songs. The original characters joined by a virtual singer will sing project SEKAI’s versions.Some songs have 3DPVs, but players can switch to an 2D background if they want. Not every song will have a 3DPV. This is because there's a huge variety of VOCALOID songs and not every song can be accompanied by dancers. 3DPVs are saved for more fast-paced songs.
A list of current announced songs can be found here. More songs will be added. There are plans to continually add more songs to the game. Songs that weren't originally sung by one of the Piapro characters may be added to the game as well.
On February 25, 2020, a song contest was announced. The winning song will appear in the game, although only as 2DPV. Submissions are open until April 30, 2020. The results for the contest is revealed at the first episode of Project Sekai Colorful Broadcasting Station.
They announced in September 2020 that a new song contest will be held.
Costumes[edit | edit source]
In November 2019, a costume design contest was held. Two designs would be chosen; one for girls and one for boys. The winning designs will appear in the game. The winners were Kori (girls' design) and Ei-Flow (boys' design).
They announced in September 2020 that a new costume contest will be held.
Difficulties[edit | edit source]
There are 5 levels of difficulty:
Note: To unlock the Master difficulty on a song, you need to beat the Expert difficulty with less than 5 GOOD Judgements.
Virtual Live[edit | edit source]
The Virtual live is a mode where you can go to a live concert, similar to Augmented Reality (AR) or a Vocaloid Concert.
You can see players all around the world and your favourite group performing. Encourage them with your penlight and items. First, when the live hasn't started yet, you're in a room with other players waiting it starts. You can talk with them by using the chat or sending emotes. You have also a shop where you can buy with your virtual coins accessories and set for your skin, penlights, and actions (move). You can use your penlight and your actions in the live only, and you have to put your skin in the room before going into the live.
When 10 minutes are left before the live starts, you can go to the live room and wait. The live will start at the hour displayed on the ticket in the virtual room menu. You can change the colour of your penlights do actions with your penlights, and send items. You can do emotes here too. When the live has finished, you can leave.
For the first week of launch, there will be a special round of Virtual Live! Wednesday, the Virtual Singers, Thursday, Leo/need, Friday, MORE MORE JUMP!, Saturday, Vivid BAD SQUAD, Sunday, Wonderlands x Showtime, Monday, 25-ji, Night Chord de., and finally, Tuesday, Miku, Rin, Len, Ichika, Minori, Kohane, Tsukasa, and Kanade will be together.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Craft Egg also created the rhythm game BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ @pj_sekai (August 9, 2020). "【海外ファンの方々へ】To our fans outside of Japan: Thanks for your amazing support for Project Sekai! The pre-order purchasing is unfortunately not currently available outside of Japan, and we are not planning a simultaneous worldwide release." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- ↑ @pj_sekai (August 9, 2020). "【海外ファンの方々へ②】But we are eagerly working toward overseas expansion. We will keep you posted about overseas versions, so stay tuned!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- ↑ @pj_sekai (September 4, 2020). "体験版アプリ『プロジェクトセカイ カラフルステージ！ feat. 初音ミク Rehearsal Edit.』✨ 本日のバーチャルライブは6ライブ同時開催‼️ 明日以降は日替わりで、各ユニットのライブを開催します🎤🎶" (Tweet) – via Twitter.