During Bandai Namco’s livestream from Tokyo Game Show, the publisher had new reveals to make about the upcoming idol management and rhythm game The Idolmaster: Starlit Season.
We get to see a brand new trailer showcasing all the idols available in the game, on top a music video with the brand new theme song titled “[email protected]”
On top of that, we also take a look at gameplay featuring the song “ToP!!!!!!!!!!!!!” That’s quite appropriate since the song debuted in Stella Stage.
We also learn that an Ace Combat collaboration will be launched as DLC to celebrate the recent sales milestone for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Previous collaborations between the series saw the Idolmaster’s idols painted on Ace Combat’s aircraft. This time it’s the opposite, with the idols getting to wear an ADF-11F Raven-inspired costume.
You can check out all the videos and the costume below.
If you’d like to see more about The Idolmaster: Starlit Season, you can enjoy the first teaser trailer and screenshots, a second batch of images, the first gameplay, more screenshots, a music video, the previous trailer, another extensive reveal, more gameplay, another music video, and the recent reveal of the new rival idol Aya.
The game will release in Japan and Asia for PS4 and PC on October 14, 2021.
No western release has been announced for the moment, and honestly, I wouldn’t hold my breath. The Steam page is geolocked and inaccessible to western gamers (unless you use a VPN, of course), which likely indicates that Bandai Namco isn’t planning to pull a surprise comparable to Super Robot Wars 30.