Love Live! School Idol Paradise Coming May 2014 As Three Games

By Sunjun . September 9, 2013 . 10:30am

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At the SCEJA press conference held earlier today, Kadokawa Games revealed the first footage of their PS Vita rhythm action game based on the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise.

 

Titled Love Live! School Idol Paradise, the game will be released in May 2014 and come in three installments: Printemps (Honoka, Kotori, and Hanayo), BiBi (Eli, Nico, and Maki), and Lily White (Umi, Rin, and Nozomi). Each one is named after a sub-unit of the idol group μ’s (“muse”) and will also come in a limited edition package including three petite nendoroids.

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The Love Live! franchise first started as a project by Dengeki G’s Magazine, the music publisher Lantis, and the animation studio Sunrise. The companies released 16 singles and 5 music videos before the anime aired in January 2013 and its popularity exploded.

 

School Idol Paradise was first announced in June at Love Live‘s third anniversary concert, where they also announced the second season of the anime, coming next spring, and their fourth concert, scheduled to be held in Saitama Super Arena on February 8-9. The game is being developed by Dingo, who is also responsible for the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games.

 

Although a western release has not been confirmed for School Idol Paradise, the Love Live! anime has been licensed by NIS America. The members of μ’s also served as the voice actresses of Nippon Ichi Software’s dungeon crawling RPG The Guided Fate Paradox.


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  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Too bad Rin couldn’t be with hanayo…

    • neocatzon

      Lily White is pretty good though.

  • Kayseur

    Really not cool of them to make this as 3 separate games. Sure it must be more profitable for them, but I hope that at least they will compensate with more contents for each (more music). The thing I’m afraid of though is that we won’t have many “all-girls” musics because of this…
    And of course, it might prevent us from getting duos and all that aren’t in the same units. A shame if that’s the case.

    Still, I hope this turns out good, truly one of my most awaited Vita game, so.

    • Kali T

      I imagine it will be similar to iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa, each version had a set of idols and different songs. There were a few songs that were all of them, and I could see them doing that on this too. Start Dash will probably be on all of them.

      • Kayseur

        Yeah, the Shiny Festa system is what came first to my mind. But since the Love Live girls has so many songs where they’re all singing together (and, basically, when they’re not in their units, with solos singles, duo and all) it doesn’t make much sense to have them separated like that to me.

        That said, it didn’t in the SF neither actually.

        • Kevadu

          Well, most Idolmaster songs were only sung by a group of three in the first place. It’s just that in the real games which three was entirely up to you.

          Love Live is a totally different case. Most of their songs were sung by the entire group. This does seem like a strange move.

  • almostautumn

    Question: I see in the title it says this is a rhythm game (and also being developed by the PD crew), but from the pictures it doesn’t look much like a rhythm game, but rather one of those idol-management simulators.

    Which is it? I’m all for a new rhythm game, but the idol games I can’t get excited about (because I can’t read Japanese).

    • Kayseur

      Well… Now that you say it, it was announced as a rhythm game, but the picture (http://www.siliconera.com/postgallery/?p_gal=329401|6) says “Genre : Live Create Action” which is pretty weird.
      If it actually turns out not to be the rhythm game it was supposed to, I’d be vastly disappointed.

      Edit : Nevermind. The trailer says “rhythm game” in it.

    • Kevadu

      I honestly don’t understand how you reached that conclusion from those screenshots. The screenshots don’t show you much of anything, frankly. And they certainly are displaying any idol management mechanics…

  • Kali T

    I’m not 100% sure but I think these might be the petite nendoroids that come with the Limited Edition, at least the BiBi one.

  • fyi1191

    Would be better if they let us form our own 3 members.
    Come on, the VITA can handle all in one.
    My somewhat hopeless combi : Honoka, Eli, & Nozomi.

  • TheExile285

    art style reminds me of Oremio. I like that

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

    I want this. I admit it. I’m a sucker for these idol animes =P

  • artemisthemp

    I was pretty happy to see Love Live School Idol to Vita, but not happy that you have to buy 3 games to play with all members…

  • kroufonz

    the screenshot is weird that 2nd year trio wasn’t on the same unit at all

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