SoniPro Idol Game For 3DS Lets You Take Photoshoot Screenshots In 3D

By Ishaan . August 5, 2013 . 1:20pm has published its first report on SoniPro, Nitroplus and Imageepoch’s upcoming Super Sonico idol game for the Nintendo 3DS, sharing a little more insight into the game.


As previously reported, SoniPro has you managing Super Sonico as her producer. In the story, Sonico is rather ambitious, being a musician as well as a model and the lead of an all-girls band, in addition to pursuing her college education. You manage the Nitroplus mascot’s schedule, overseeing live concerts, swimsuit modelling, costumes and more in order to take her to the top.


Naturally, there’s also a mode in the game that has Sonico posing while you snap 3DS screenshots with an in-game camera. You can then save these images to your SD card and share them with others.


Japanese indie label Georide will be handling the game’s music themselves. In the music department SoniPro, will feature both popular as well as entirely new songs. Famitsu’s report mentions that Georide staff signed on for the project because they’re fans themselves.


SoniPro is slated for release in winter 2014. Nitroplus are overseeing the game’s scenario themselves, with Imageepoch handling the development legwork. You can watch the game’s debut trailer here.


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  • KuroNathan

    Can someone explain to me what exactly sonico is? is she nitro+’s mascot or something or another voice synth personality? The only thing I know is that sometimes there’s official H-stuff of her released

    • Jesse

      Yeah, she’s Nitro+’s mascot. That’s all I know about her, aside from her being one of the characters in the upcoming Super Heroine Chronicle. ^^;

    • British_Otaku

      Official H-stuff? 3D mouse pads? Body pillows? Or something more…

      I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, even the higher up works of Shonen Jump have licensed stuff on those lines.

      I don’t know much about Sonico either… >_> Sorry to say.

      • supervamp

        She’s just nitro+’s mascot that’s it theres not much more to it you could consider her the music mascot but she’s pretty popular overall.
        She already has a game where she’s an upcoming model and your here photographer

      • Sonico’s main powah is that she doesnt has any -oficial- H related goodie as far as i know (i think you can see with figures tho) but, officially in a game or something, its just ecchi moeness powar.

        In her game she is a model and you are the photographer, even after going into romance route with here, there is no H per se, just ecchi to the limits, but nitroplus has kept her “clean” so far

    • Kevadu

      Specifically she’s the mascot for an annual music festival that Nitro+ puts on called Nitro Super Sonico. But after the character started becoming popular they made all kinds of licensed Sonico goods and even started putting her in games and stuff (this isn’t her first appearance in a game).

      But yeah, she really wasn’t anything more than a mascot character originally.

  • ChiffonCake

    I’m not really interested in idol management games, but Sonico is love, so I’m in.

    A little surprised that it’s coming out for 3DS, though… you’d usually expect to see these games on the Vita or something.

    • KuroNathan

      Hmm, the only other thing that’s slightly related I can think of is project Mirai. Maybe they’re trying to make use of the game’s 3d display?

      You know, to make things pop out of the screen.

      • ChiffonCake

        “Things”, huh… that does make sense, now that you mention it.

      • konsama

        What can be better than watching the plot in 3D.

        • KuroNathan

          I can think of two things…

    • Eder García

      maybe some Japanese developers are realizing that following Playstation consoles because of the name Sony is not worth anymore (at least in portables). just my oponion

    • Suicunesol

      Maybe you shouldn’t be. Senran Kagura paved the way. Followed by “Inside a Closed Room with a Girl”.

      It’s the 3D boobs, man. Plain and simple.

      • supervamp

        They looked better on the vita

    • Give it a year, after all, they are doing motto sonicomi for ps3, so they are already in touch with sony haha

  • Kotorin

    I just hope this game doesn’t have crazy breast physics like in Sonicomi

  • im not a big sonico fan but man she is cute i might cave just for her cuteness

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    and you can play with one hand

    • British_Otaku

      I’m interested in whether a game like this or just 3DS games in general have made any usage of the “like a book, no buttons” control scheme which popped up for Ninja Gaiden DS and some other titles…

      It could benefit this one. >_>

  • ShimaPantsu

    Can never has.

  • *Yells from the West*

    Can I has SoniPro please? :3

    • raitouniverse

      *cough* Sorry about that, we should all follow our dreams.

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