As promised in 2020, The Idolmaster: Starlit Season dwell efficiency footage debuted for the primary time. The sport was proven off by The Idolmaster sequence General Producer Yozo Sakagami and Starlit Season Producer Hayato Kutaragi on the second “Starlit Report” livestream occasion. The crew additionally took the chance to debut a brand new tune from Starlit Season, titled “SESSION!,” carried out in a music video by the idols of Project LUMINOUS. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
The new tune was carried out by Haruka Amami, Makoto Kikuchi, Iori Minase, and Hibiki Ganaha from the unique Idolmaster video games, whereas the Cinderella Girls entries have been represented by Nana Abe and Anzu Futaba. Million Live and Shiny Colors have been represented by Mirai Kasuga and the Osaki sisters, Tenka and Amana.
The Idolmaster: Starlit Season is the second mainline Idolmaster title on present platforms, following 2016’s The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars on the PS4. In Starlit Season, the participant will tackle the function of a Producer at 765 Productions, the Idolmaster franchise’s major idol company. The firm is about to arrange for the “Starlit Season,” a grueling ten-month-long elimination match to find out which teams will take part within the inaugural mega-concert on the newly constructed Starlit Dome auditorium. To enhance its possibilities, 765 Pro has teamed up with two different idol companies, Cinderella Girls’ 346 Pro and Shiny Colors‘ 283 Pro, to create Project LUMINOUS, a supergroup featuring idols from all three agencies’ rosters. Starlit Stage would be the first franchise entry to function playable women from all 4 Idolmaster sport manufacturers collectively.
Bandai Namco additionally revealed a bit extra concerning the gameplay methods returning in The Idolmaster: Starlit Stage. Stages observe three totally different “Rules” (or varieties). Concerts are the place gamers and their idols want to achieve a goal pleasure aim to brighten up the gang. Auditions contain judges that make requests of a number of groups taking part. Finally, Festivals are like aggressive Concerts, with gamers trying to outscore a rival group.
Players can even earn factors to unlock helpful expertise by taking over every day actions, taking part in minigames, and interacting with their idols. Skills have a spread of results, from rising the variety of members in a position to take part in a efficiency, to canceling a rival’s score-boosting motion throughout a Festival.
The Idolmaster: Starlit Season broadcast closed out by teasing the power to carry out chosen songs onstage as collaborations between idols of various companies (for instance, as much as 5 women from Cinderella Girls and Million Live! performing collectively). “SESSION!” was one such tune, and one other was “Onegai! Cinderella.”
The Idolmaster: Starlit Stage is due for launch on PS4 and PC through Steam in 2021. Currently solely a Japanese and Asian launch are confirmed, although Bandai Namco have talked about the potential for an English-language launch.