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Hatsune Miku is coming to the new Space Channel 5

Space Channel 5: Kinda Funky News Flash! is out today

Ulala dances in front of a group of alien Morolians in a screenshot from Space Channel 5: Kinda Funky News Flash! Image: Grounding/Sega
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Space reporter Ulala is in danger of being overshadowed by another virtual idol on the day of her long-awaited return. The developer of Space Channel 5: Kinda Funky News Flash! has announced that Hatsune Miku is coming to the game as downloadable content.

Players will be able to dance with the popular vocaloid and former Domino’s Pizza spokesidol in future DLC, according to a news release from Grounding. Details are forthcoming, but it sounds like Miku will join the lineup of dancers who fight the alien menace known as the Morolians through the power of choreography. The DLC does not have a release date.

Space Channel 5: Kinda Funky News Flash! is available for PlayStation VR starting today, nearly four years after the virtual reality reimagining of the Dreamcast cult classic was announced. The game is priced at $39.99, but PlayStation 4 owners can try it out a free demo.

A PC version of the game is also in the works with support for HTC Vive, SteamVR, and Oculus Quest.

In addition to the main story mode, Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! includes an arcade mode “recommended for VR beginners;” an exercise and endurance mode; a viewing mode that lets players watch the story from multiple camera angles; and non-gameplay modes, like a character viewer and dressing room where players can swap Ulala’s unlockable outfits.

Hatsune Miku is also the star of another recently released PlayStation VR game, aptly titled Hatsune Miku VR, that arrived in December.

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