If you are looking to be over your very own idol unit filled with waifus that have a special place in your heart, then it looks like Bandai Namco has something special just for you. Not too long ago the company announced on its 876TV channel that a new Idolmaster game was in the works and it was headed for PC via Steam and PS4.
Right now, The Idolmaster: Starlit Season doesn’t have a Western release date yet and is currently planned to launch in Japan sometime later this year. Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop tidbits from popping up for your viewing pleasure.
According to Gematsu, this game sees “Starlit Season” in action, which is an idol unit competition. The unit that wins has the opportunity to become the first idols to perform at the newly opened Starlit Dome.
However, you can help an idol unit by assuming the role of a producer of the talent agency 765 Production. Additionally, the story sees you returning to the 765 Production office and greeted by the CEO, Junjirou Takagi, to assemble a new idol unit of members comprising from different agencies to compete in Starlit Season.
Takagi has called several agencies and from here, you are tasked by the CEO to produce a “four-brand special unit.”
Here are some of the girls that will be in The Idolmaster: Starlit Season:
If you cannot access the above stills, or you don’t have acquired taste in that you don’t know the names of the girls and the VAs (voice actors) behind them, the series and names sit below in order of the images shown:
- Haruka Amami — Eriko Nakamura
- Chihaya Kisaragi — Asami Imai
- Miki Hoshii — Akiko Hasegawa
- Yukiho Hagiwara — Azumi Asakura
- Yayoi Takatsuki — Mayako Nigo
- Ritsuko Akizuki — Naomi Wakabayashi
- Azusa Miura — Chiaki Takahashi
- Iori Minase — Rie Kugimiya
- Makoto Kikuchi — Hiromi Hirata
- Ami Futami — Asami Shimoda
- Mami Futami — Asami Shimoda
- Takane Shijou — Yumi Hara
- Hibiki Ganaha — Manami Numakura
The Idolmaster – Cinderella Girls:
- Ranko Kanzaki — Maaya Uchida
- Mika Jougasaki — Haruka Yoshimura
- Anzu Futaba — Hiromi Igarashi
The Idolmaster – Million Live!:
Mirai Kasuga — Haruka Yamazaki
Shizuka Mogami — Azusa Tadokoro
Tsubasa Ibuki — Machico
The Idolmaster – Shiny Colors:
- Sakuya Shirase — Anna Yamaki
- Kaho Komiya — Hiyori Kouno
- Tenka Osaki — Ryoko Maekawa
Production / Theater Assistants:
- Kotori Otonashi (765 Production Assistant) — Juri Takita
- Chihiro Senkawa (Assistant Cinderella) — Rina Satou
- Misaki Aoba (765 Theater Assistant) — Chika Anzai
- Hazuki Nanakusa (283 Production Assistant) — Hibiku Yamamura
The game powered by Unreal Engine 4 will see you (the player) having to keep up with things such as agendas that span from stuff like a 10-month-long elimination tournament schedule to stuff like hitting your
Other content includes concert systems from previous entries in the Idolmaster series. However, they have “evolved further” for those looking for more depth. And lastly, communication scenes are also in the game that can be formed by idols from various offices.
If all of that sounds like fun, you can check out the latest teaser trailer from Bandai Namco’s 876TV channel below until more info surfaces this April: