At Japan’s AOU 2010, the big game for Sega is Project DIVA Arcade, a rhythm game based on virtual idol Hatsune Miku. This is related to the PSP game of the same name, but now with big ol’ backlight buttons and a huge, flashy cabinet to go along with its beat-style game play.
According to Gigazine, an IC card with your stored data is used to start the game. Simply tap it on the cabinet and your data is loaded. Japanese video community Nico Nico Douga has a partnership with Sega, and will regularly supply new song content for the game. This game is going to live forever!
Project DIVA Arcade, which uses Sega’s Ringedge arcade board, will be hitting Japanese arcades by early summer. I wouldn’t count on seeing too many of these cabs in the US.
In the gallery below you’ll find some screenshots and cabinet images. Below the jump you’ll find video examples of the song selection and IC card function.