Bandai Namco yesterday (6th October) revealed the game system for its upcoming PS4/PC game “The Idolmaster: Starlit Season” (アイドルマスター スターリットシーズン) during “The Idolmaster: Starlit Season Starlit Report” live stream. The game has been delayed from its previously planned 2020 release window to 2021 in Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the franchise, the video game collects characters from “The IDOLM@STER”, “The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls”, “The IDOLM@STER Million Live!”, and “The IDOLM@STER: Shiny Colors”.
The idol groups from the four agencies will join in the new “LUMINOUS Project”. Players will serve as the producer of the project and you are asked to create a new unit to participate in the Starlit Season festival. A new journey thus begins as the idols compete against each other to perform at the opening of the new Starlit Dome.
▍Newly Announced Idols
■ Nana Abe (安部菜菜) – CV: Marie Miyake (三宅 麻理恵)
■ Kirari Moroboshi (諸星琪拉莉) – CV: Rei Matsuzaki (松嵜 麗)
■ Tsumugi Shiraishi (白石紬) – CV: Saki Minami (南 早紀)
■ Kaori Sakuramori (櫻守歌織) – CV: Arisa Kouri (香里 有佐)
■ Rinze Morino (杜野凛世) – CV: Wakana Maruoka (丸岡 和佳奈)
■ Amana Osaki (大崎 甘奈) – CV: Honoka Kuroki (黑木穗乃香)
Players will be able to train your idols’ vocal, dance, and visual abilities through mini-games.
You will also be able to take on various work opportunities with the idols. Communicating with your idols and giving advice will affect the outcome of her work. Smooth communication will result in successful work, earning you the money necessary for producer activities. Make each job a success and earn heaps of money.
■ Free Time: Bonding
In Free Time, you can make bonds with your idols and enjoy their individual story. Resolving the idols’ troubles as a producer will increase the idol’s Bond Level and thus brings out their potential.