Idolmaster Shiny Festa Trademarks Registered In The U.S. Too

By Spencer . December 11, 2012 . 12:05pm

imageLast week, Siliconera reported Namco Bandai filed trademarks for The Idol Master and Shiny Festa in Europe. Namco Bandai also registered Shiny Festa and Idolm@ster (not "The Idol Master") trademarks in the United States.

 

While Namco Bandai Games America has not announced any plans to localize the idol training simulation, seeing these trademarks pop up is interesting. Since the Shiny Festa titles are rhythm games with the Idolmaster characters perhaps Namco Bandai feels these are easier to market than an idol training sim.


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  • Juuu

    The plot thickens!

    I’m still going to err on the side of caution and say it’s just some random copyright/trademark protection, but still. Interesting to see it in both regions.

    • ThomasTruong

      Hopefully, your assumption won’t mean they’ll start cracking down on video content (as with Shining Force) related to Idolm@ster.

      • Juuu

        Oh, dear, I certainly hope not. I think Bamco knows as well as the fans do that the presence of Idolmaster stuff on NicoNico and later YouTube contributed a LOT to the series’ popularity. I know they cracked down a little, or rather, Columbia did, on uploading full songs from the anime CDs. Hopefully that doesn’t happen. :/

  • JonathanisPrimus

    If Namco Bandai still feels like localizing PSP games, how about bringing over One Piece: Romance Dawn, Digimon World Re: Digitize, and Digimon Adventure RPG please?

    • SprintsMcGee

      I’m still waiting for .hack//LINK even though I’ve imported it already

    • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

      Oh man Digimon Adventure would be a nice pickup. Better bust out the English theme song.

      ♫ Digimon Digital Monsters, Digimon are the Champions ♫

      • Renaldi Saputra

        better get rid of that f***ing english song..
        Butter-Fly is still the best choice

    • Renaldi Saputra

      oh man, they should.. THEY SHOULD

  • drproton

    Hmm, if they actually decided to release those games in the US, I guess they’d probably go with the digital distribution route, like they did with One Piece: Pirate Warriors. Minimizing risk for niche games is great if it means that we get more of them overseas.

    • Micrll

      I am very much a fan of physical content for games (unless significantly cheaper) but I guess then I could play this on my Vita instead of having to use the older PSP.

  • Laith Rem

    Shiny Festa? Yes please. I will even buy the three versions if they come.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I’m OK with the simulation aspects as well so I wouldn’t mind having an english version of Idolm@ster 2 but this is perfect too.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Is there a male Idolm@ster ?

    • Nameless App 1989

      There’s one for the DS where one of the Idolm@sters is a boy masquerading as an girl Idolm@ster.

      It’s also the first Idolm@ster game to get a C rating by the CERO.

    • Grenalie

      There’s a boy group and a trap.

  • Learii

    i would buy it even i don’t like rhythm games and please bring Digimon world digitize along because i miss digimon games

  • Muffum

    An Idolm@ster game might actually make it out of Japan. Truly, the end times are upon us.

  • Zonic505

    Things are getting more interesting. Again, could just be so they can secure rights, but maybe they’ll go the downloadable route for these.

  • Oltheros

    IT’S HAPPENING.

    At least I hope so anyways.

  • Hollowkoopa

    There are simulators where you can be a Football manager (fun) so i don’t see the problem with this coming here. Not going to buy it since it’s not my type of game but i have no problem with the game getting released here.

  • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

    Wouldn’t be surprised if they intend this release to spread the market in U.S. (or grow one). Not that I can imagine the mainstream audience picking it up, but hey.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    If these games are localized, then Berserk releases in other countries will start to dwindle…
    On the other hand I’m not sure what the appeal of these games are, but I’m interested to try them out (I wonder if I’ll become like Miura-sensei…)

  • Micrll

    0.0 Ok now this gets interesting, I imported Groovy Tune, but I would gladly buy it again if it came out in English. Though I would feel a bit bad that I spent the money in the first place.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g_Wm6WUkew

    “I’m ready, I’m a lady”……….well not really, but excited yes I am =^_^=

  • Brandonmkii

    I can see them using the engine to make a shiny festa type game removing all the idolm@ster stuff and filling it with standard rock/pop/RnB.

  • Kevadu

    “…perhaps Namco Bandai feels these are easier to market than an idol training sim.”

    Or they just thought they would be easier to localize.

  • https://www.playfire.com/FemmeFox Kitsune Miku

    I cant wait. This is gonna be great if they really do localise them. I just wish I could play Idolm@ster 2 is all. Such a beautiful game.

  • Guest

    If it’s true, then I hope it’s a huge success.

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    Ai like hambaga~

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    i wont say its easier to market unless they westernize the music like konami with their rythm games, its just cheaper to localize, but this is a good way for them to test waters, though maybe too little too late.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    then U SHOULD LOCALIZE THOSE F***ING DIGIMON GAMES!!!!!! ARRRGGHHH NOW I’M VERY MAD AT BANDAI NAMCO
    LOLOLOLOLOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kane-Turner/734310890 Kane Turner

    Don’t troll me Namco

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