Is Namco Bandai Making Idolm@ster For The DS?

By Spencer . February 13, 2009 . 3:39pm

imas Three flavors of the Idolm@ster will take stage on the PSP later this month. Since those games are based on the original arcade game Namco Bandai must have something else Idolm@ster in development. How about taking the series to the DS?

 

This is, in all honesty, a wild guess. However, it’s the only thing that neatly fits with three trademarks registered by Namco Bandai on Japan’s trademark database. On December 5th they reserved the rights for Dearly Stars, Dressing Sweet, and Dream Symphony for use with video games. The nature of the names suggest the three trademarks are linked. Also, they can be abbreviated to “DS” and publishers still have a thing about naming Nintendo DS software something DS.

 

My guess is these are going to be subtitles for upcoming Idolm@ster games. What do you think they will be used for?

 

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  • JustAnotherOtaku

    I could see it happening and being more in line with the rhythm action gameplay of Live For You (touch screen is just asking for a rhythm based game) than the arcade/360/PSP versions.

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    I’m keeping tabs on this.
    Hopefully, this game will finally come my way, come my way…

  • http://ninjeff.blogspot.com Ninjeff

    Hmmm, very interesting. If this ends up being true, I may import on of them.

  • daizyujin

    Considering how much Idolmaster on 360 is loaded with dlc, perhaps they are looking at a DSi exclusive game that allows for downloading of new songs and whatnot via the DSiware Store. Just a thought. Then again, it could just be protecting all three trademarks since they could quite possibly still be deciding on the final title.

  • JeremyR

    Yeah, it wouldn’t surprise me if it wasn’t for the DSi – downloadable content seems to be a big part of these games, at least from Namco’s money grubbing point of view…

  • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

    Nice deduction. Ah, how original to create subtitles abbreviated as “DS”… just kidding. It’s basically handing you an answer sheet during a test =)

  • maxchain

    They might just be trying to get DS fans’ hopes up–Desperate Struggle, anyone?

  • BobPiz

    Dunno, the names sound more like subtitles for a Pretty Cure DS game, especially with the new anime just stating and whatnot.

  • ratcsapda

    I think i sell my PC and buy an XBox 360 instead… They makin’ less games and worst lookin (in graphics) for PC’s year to year than XBox. The box games lookin’ soo delishous to my eyes, and I’m exited about the iDOLM@STER game too, and the Street Fighter IV, and so on.

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