IA/VT Colorful delayed to 2015 in Japan
posted on 09.04.14 at 12:20 AM EST by (@salromano)
PS Vita rhythm game delayed yet again.

IA/VT Colorful

IA/VT Colorful has been delayed to 2015 in Japan.

The PS Vita rhythm game, centered around the Vocaloid IA, was initially planned for launch on July 31, before being delayed to fall in mid-June.

The reason for the latest delay is to further increase the game’s quality.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    The hell is going on with this game? I realize they want to improve the quality of the game and that’s fine and all, but… Come on, guys. It’s a rhythm game. What’s the real reason behind all these delays?

    I could understand if it was a RPG since those are quite delicate, but delaying a rhythm game makes as much sense as delaying a puzzle game. They’re not exactly difficult to make and there’s not much to them to begin with.

    • LordKaiser

      Competition from games that will arrive at that date perhaps?

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        The game will never release then, lol. This game isn’t going to do that well to begin with, so competition is irrelevant. It will probably pull in 15-20k in the first week regardless of what other games are out at that time, but that’s about it.

        • kurosan9712

          Yep. IA has it’s fanbase, but people that are not in that fanbase will probably NOT be interested.

          Like myself. Art alone doesn’t make me play a game, and more to it – I don’t like the game’s art.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Well, not only that, but it’s just a poor man’s Project Diva, honestly. It’s not going to do as well as the Miku games. That’s basically all I was getting at.

            • kurosan9712

              Can’t really relate, because I don’t see it as “Project Diva clone”, like P4DAN or LLSIP(all the 3 are from the same developer).

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                No, it won’t play like Project Diva at all. It’s closer to DJ Max Technika with the touch screen and such, but I just mean that they’re trying to make money off another Vocaloid game and I just don’t see it working.

                • kurosan9712

                  It’s more like vocaloid-based material game, but since it’s not exactly vocaloid, AFAIK, it’s probably not gonna do half as good.

                  • Thad McMichael

                    You’re both wrong. This game plays more like Guitaroo Man than anything else.

                  • Yuzuki Yukari

                    How is it not exactly Vocaloid? It’s a rhythm game with 60 songs exclusively sung by Vocaloid IA, a little over half of them are 3D PVs rendered in-game where you can see her dancing around and change her outfit and stuff, and while the rest of them are pre-rendered/2D PVs, most of them still feature her. It’s literally a game all about a Vocaloid

                    • novurdim

                      Exactly, I wonder what he could even possibly mean by “it’s not exactly vocaloid”.

        • novurdim

          We’ll see, I am still sure it can easily get to 40-50k, you are seriously underestimating IA’s popularity.

          • Yuzuki Yukari

            Yeah, it’s not like IA’s just some random newcomer Vocaloid. She’s been around since early 2012 and she’s still the only one of the V3 bunch to achieve a good amount of popularity. 1st Place has also been pretty great at handling her marketing, so I doubt they’ll simply let this game be forgotten and fall into irrelevance. Besides, the game doesn’t even look nearly as terrible as Megpoid the Music# looked like before even being released. I definitely don’t think it’s going to sell as much as the PD series, but geez let’s not be so negative

    • desponent

      For starter making high quality choreographed PV rather than slapping a fanmade video would do good I reckon.

  • LordKaiser

    What pretty art this game has. Even the drawn hair make s me imagine it softness and also the lighting reflection on her eyes look believable.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Eh… You can find just as good art, if not better, in the DJ Max games and those have been around for yeeeeeeeeeears. I will agree with you that the art is nice though. It’s just not exactly something new, lol.

      • 罪罰

        uhh.. duh?

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Maybe to me, yes, but LordKaiser may not be familiar with the DJ Max games, so that’s why I was pointing it out.

          • 罪罰

            He just said the art is pretty, not specific of genre or saying that other don’t have as good art.
            Good art is not something exactly new? so.. duh?
            :( ?

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              I just meant that it wouldn’t be as impressive if he was already familiar with some of the art in other rhythm games (see: DJ Max). So yeah… Duh indeed.

              • 罪罰

                dude it’s art >_>
                he can appreciate any way he wants it not giving a damn about the others, as for all we know he may already played dj max but also finds the art in this one impressive.

                • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                  Dude, some art is better than others? Also, if one piece of art has been around longer than another piece, but doesn’t look as good, please don’t be surprised if the person’s reaction isn’t to your liking when critiquing the newest piece.

                  Anyway, done with this now. Take it how you will.

      • Yuzuki Yukari

        Why are you randomly comparing art

    • desponent

      Problem is the PV is nowhere near the quality of PJD. Heck it’s just a 2D fanmade video with lone 3D IA in the foreground.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Not good

  • AlphaSixNine

    Aww… again? Sad. I can only hope it’s Early 2015.

  • Josephl64

    Dang time to take it off my order so I can get the rest of the stuff I was packing with it.

    Will keep it by itself for now.

  • fyi1191

    IA trying to fight Kancolle? Better step up.

    • jujubee88

      What’s similar about the games?

      • fyi1191

        Nothing. It’s the delays they are doing.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Another delay, le sigh. At least 2015 might be interesting =/

  • DrForbidden

    Wow, they pushed the game’s release back by over 6 months? That usually heralds some bad news about the quality of the game…

  • Duc PC-QB

    Wut ?
    From what I see the gameplay is pretty mediocre and Im sure It wont get anywhere from Projecti Diva F.

    • tturtlejosh

      Well it’s definitely better than Megpoid

  • artemisthemp

    I just wonder what the chances is for a localization of IA/VT Colorful

  • http://avluis.net/ Luis Alvarado

    Whoa! Again, going to have to call Play-Asia and separate it from the rest of my order. I have several items already out but not here yet because of this game.
    Still getting it though, I was able to secure that Limited Edition or whatever extras they bundled.

  • MitsukiIX

    lololol ofcourse, this game is never coming out

  • HassanJamal

    Dang it, I wanted to play it this year! Guess Ill be sticking with the Miku and Cytus Lamda for my vita rhythm game needs.

    • Budgiecat

      how bout love live and the Neptuniah game

      Or Evangelion PSP game

      Or Gitaroo Man

      Or UnJammer Lammy

      Or Space Channel 5

      Or Parappa the Rapper

      Or DJ Max

      Or Bust a Groove

      Or Lupin the 3rd: Punch the Monkey Edition

      • novurdim

        >Neptuniah game
        And where is rhythm-game in that?

        • Budgiecat

          oh well…”Music” game.

          I cant be faulted if CH fails lol

          • novurdim

            CH didn’t, idol managers had never really been rhythm-games lol

    • tturtlejosh

      What??! I didn’t now Cytus was on the Vita I’ve been playing on my phone wishing there was a Vita version! This is great!!!!

      • HassanJamal

        You got to check the Playstation Mobile section on the PS store on the vita, also depends on which country you’re account is on. Enjoy if you got it :D

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Seriously? Another delay? Sigh….

  • Yuzuki Yukari

    not againnnnnnn this was like the thing I was hyped the most for this year. IA help me ;_;

  • tturtlejosh

    You just don’t say “in Japan” is not like it’s coming anywhere else

  • Akari Akaza

    Oh well!…….(-、-)

  • nekolife

    Better it be delayed until it’s fun & polished.

  • Grunwald

    My wallet is safe for now.

  • bloodiOS

    Maybe, it’ll have anti-aliasing now.

  • http://www.truegamerrevolution.com.br/ Bruno Magalhães

    Sad… Despite I don’t have a PS Vita, I’m looking forward for this as a Vocaloid fan. I don’t guess they’re just increasing the game’s quality… They’re may having another issue. =/