The Idolm@ster Mobile i brings virtual idols to the iPhone

March 17, 2012 - 2:00 am No Comments

The Idolm@ster Mobile i brings virtual idols to the iPhone

The Idolm@ster is going portable again. Namco Bandai knows its virtual idol raising simulation is a cash machine and is going to use that to its advantage with Idolm@ster Mobile i. At the end of March, you’ll be able to take your favorite 13 idols with you and promote them as you go about your daily business.

The console and handheld Idolm@ster games focus on picking a girl or group of three girls and working with them to make them the most famous and successful singers in Japan. Players are a producer and basically make every important decision for the girl or group. You train them, pick their songs and outfits, send them out on interviews, talk to them, have them take part in auditions and direct their performances. The Idolm@ster Mobile i doesn’t do that. It’s more of a direct idol interaction sim.

You still want the idol you’ve picked to become famous, but you go about it in a different way. There are some AR elements as you must take the idol you chose to different areas for various meetings and promotional events. If you meet deadlines and get her enough exposure, her rank will go up. She’ll then become more famous and move up on the leaderboard. The app will also have a clock and allow you to photograph or socialize with the idol for fun.

Namco Bandai’s Idolm@ster Mobile i trailer does a prettu good job of showing how everything works.

The Idolm@ster Mobile i will be a free download. So if you’re daring enough, you can grab this for your iOS device no matter which region you’re from. It’s a nice thought, but in this case you probably won’t want to go for it. Part of the game is getting assignments to visit certain locations to have the idols participate in interviews or TV appearances. I doubt you’ll be willing to fly to Japan just to do well in an iOS app!

Read [Famitsu (Japanese)] Site [The Idolm@ster Mobile i (Japanese)]

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