Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is the sequel to the arcade version of the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva series. Developed by SEGA on the SEGA nu arcade board and released on November 21st, 2013. The sequel features improved visuals, a new Touch Slider panel for the new arrow shape notes, and numerous new songs.
Since the game is a modified port from the original series, the game plays similarly to the original one, player have to press either 4 buttons which is symbolized as the PlayStation buttons (Cross, Square, Triangle, and Circle) in the rhythm to score as many points as possible. This particular version features new mechanics such as hold buttons where player able to hold a special button for as long as the player able to get extra score, the new arrow shape notes where player have to swipe their hands on the Touch Slider panel according to the arrow direction, and pressing multiple buttons up to 4 buttons at one time.
The game features music from Hatsune Miku: Project Diva series and Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai, along with several arcade special musics. Player able to choose 4 difficulties which is Easy, Normal, Hard, and Extreme.
The arcade version utilizes SEGA aime card function which is an IC card that enable the player to save the records of the game. Specifically Project Diva Arcade uses a special card called DIVA.net in which give the player access to special portal where player able to access their data from web browser. the card function allows player to add nickname, select module outfits to be used in the game, collect Vocaloid Points (VP) which enable the player to buy module outfits for the character. Special events for the card holder called trials where player able to bet their VP to play in certain challenges.
PlayStation 4 Version
The game was announced on September 15th, 2015, at the SCEJA Press Conference at Tokyo Game Show 2015, the game later announced on May 27th, 2016 on a trailer where the game will be released only in PlayStation Network with two versions available, Future Sound and Colorful Tone. Future Sound will include 120 songs from Project Diva series, and Colorful Tone will include 100 songs from Project Mirai and Arcade releases. A total of 340 outfits can be unlocked, and the game features 1080p and 60 frames per second. The game later released on June 23rd, 2016 in PlayStation Store Japan and Asia.