Announced on June 17th, Virtual Cast Inc. and Gugenka® is joint partnered in opening an online experience for Vocaloid fans all over the globe titled – MIKU LAND GATE β. Users will be able to access a virtual world to purchase official Hatsune Miku merchandise using the VR live communication service, Virtual Cast.
The event is slated to occur this coming August 8 (Sat.) – August 10 (Mon.), 2020, and features free admission!
A Virtual Hatsune Miku World – Designed by first-class architects
With the unprecedented impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak, events worldwide have been either delayed or cancelled. This has resulted in virtual events, especially those taking place in virtual reality, to skyrocket in popularity, as fans are able to easily attend them from the comfort of their own home.
Miku Land Gate β is modeled as an entrance section to a Hatsune Miku themed amusement park, located in virtual reality. The design has been graciously handled by the Takeru Shoji Architects, a first-class architectural design office based in Japan that has worked on homes and shops in real life. They’ve taken their experience in order a world where the virtual and the real intertwine!
Activities Within the Virtual World, and Exclusive Merchandise
PC users will be able to visit Miku Land Gate β by utilizing Virtual Cast, which is available on Steam. By using this program alongside a VR headset, they will be able to attend the opening/closing ceremonies, interact with other users, and enjoy a pleasant shopping experience!
In addition, visitors can purchase both digital and physical products that have been made exclusively for the event, right through Virtual Cast.
- Gugenka, best known for their digital figure service, will be selling a digital life-size figure version of Hatsune Miku!
- TSUKUMO, a PC hardware store, will be selling the physical merchandise.
There will be more details announced at a later date on the official teaser site – located here!
■ Dates: August 8th (Sat.) 12:00 JST – August 10th (Mon.) 23:00 JST, 2020
- PC: Virtual Cast.
- Smartphone: HoloModels (iOS/Android)
■ Admission Fee: Free
■ Host: Virtual Cast, Inc., Gugenka® (cs-reporters Inc.)
■ Cooperation: Crypton Future Media, INC.
■ World Architecture: Takeru Shoji Architects
■ Teaser Website
■ Download Links:
<What is “Hatsune Miku”?> – Piapro
Hatsune Miku is music software developed by Crypton Future Media, INC., which enables anyone to make their computer sing by entering lyrics and melodies. As a massive number of users created music using the software and posted their works on the Internet, Hatsune Miku quickly evolved into a cultural phenomenon. Moreover, Hatsune Miku has gained much attention as a character, involved in many fields such as merchandising and live performance as a virtual singer. Her popularity continues to spread across the globe.
※Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO and KAITO are also virtual singers developed by Crypton Future Media, INC.
<About Virtual Cast, Inc.>
Virtual Cast, Inc. is the operator for the VR live communication service Virtual Cast – jointly developed by Dwango Co., Ltd. (https://dwango.co.jp/english/index.html) and infinite loop Co., Ltd. (https://www.infiniteloop.co.jp/). Virtual Cast enables users to become avatars of their choosing and engage in a plethora of virtual activities. Users can live-stream from their virtual studio via live-streaming services such as Niconico Live-streaming (https://live.nicovideo.jp/) and Youtube. Furthermore, multiple users from around the globe can also gather in the same virtual studio to enjoy communication and share experiences.
We hope you can check out Miku Land Gate β! Can’t wait to see you there!