Today Bandai Namco announced that the upcoming Idolmaster rhythm game The Idolmaster: Starlit Season will be delayed by several months.
The game was supposed to launch in Japan and Asia on May 27, 2021 for PS4 and PC via Steam. The new release date is October 14, 2021.
According to the announcement, this was done to improve quality before release.
It’s certainly a bit odd, considering that the previous release date was announced with big fanfare only a month ago, but it is what it is.
No western release has been announced for the moment. I initially thought that the Steam launch could facilitate a debut in North America and Europe as it happened for other Bandai Namco titles, the Steam page is geo-locked and that certainly puts a dent in that theory.
We’ll have to wait and see if a miracle happens, but I would keep expectations in check.
If you’d like to see more about the game, you can enjoy the first teaser trailer and screenshots, a second batch of images, the first gameplay, more screenshots, a music video, and the latest trailer.