Bandai Namco released a new trailer for the English version of The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution.
The trailer clocks in at just over two minutes and showcases Project iMAS’ new game. The trailer starts by informing gamers that they’ve “never seen a performance like this”. Well, if you’re unfamiliar with the culture of waifus and you’ve never been introduced to Japan’s idol culture, then the combination of the two might be mind blowing for you. Check it out below, courtesy of Gematsu.
The trailer centers mostly around the “Yes! Party Time!” song where the five young girls sing and dance to a crowd full of people.
The whole thing is essentially a giant VR concert. You won’t be able to play or experience The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution without a VR headset. So this means that you’ll need a PlayStation VR bundle to experience the live, 3D concert. As showcased in the trailer, the game also works with the PlayStation Move.
If you’re really into J-Pop I can see this being a worthwhile venture, but for the average gamer it may be a little too Japanese for them.
This is a spinoff of the Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage simulator where players attempt to help the girls become super popular idols in the Japanese entertainment industry. You can check out a gameplay playthrough courtesy of YouTuber ErynCerise.
So yeah… basically the Viewing Revolution release is essentially a viewing-mode only waifu simulator. They just got rid of all the gameplay and skipped right to the main course.
Bandai seems to be getting their balls back and slowly taking back the space they never should have given up in the first place. They also seem to be forgoing the lengthy localization process to just give gamers subs instead of dubs. No complaints here.
You can look for the PlayStation VR exclusive to launch in the West starting this spring.