By Spencer . September 17, 2013 . 7:32pm
Namco Bandai will roll out an Idolmaster Channel for PlayStation 3 in 2013. The channel is a free download, but content in the channel will cost real world money.
One of the items is Idolm@ster Shiny TV, a HD remake of the PSP/ iOS game Idolm@ster Shiny Festa. Content packs for Shiny TV include six songs and cost 1,500 yen a piece. All thirteen idols will be in this version.
Namco Bandai will also sell the Idolm@ster Gravure For You photography games through the Idolmaster Channel. These were released on Blu-ray in Japan, but will be downloadable later this year. Volume 1 costs 300 yen and Volumes 2-9 are 1,500 yen each.
The channel will launch with a simulateous release of both Idolm@ster Shiny TV and Idolm@ster Gravure For You. Namco Bandai will release two additional titles in spring 2014 and plan to continue updating the Idolmaster Channel with a regular content schedule all the way to 2014.