Groom Your Own Idol Princess In Aikatsu! My Two Princesses

By Eugene . September 28, 2013 . 3:30pm


 

Namco Bandai has updated its groom-your-own-dream-girl game for young female gamers with upcoming sequel title Aikatsu! My Two Princesses.

 

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The goal in Aikatsu is to groom two different user-created girls to superstardom as idols in two separate schools – Starlight and Dream Academy. In order to advance, each girl will have to successfully pass solo auditions each to unlock special modes. In turn, they will then unlock special band audition challenges.

 

These challenges involve face-offs against rival idol girls equally ready to claw their way to the top, such as Otoshiro Seira and Saegusa Kii (below left and right respectively)  in mini-games and rhythm melody beat-battles. The two different schools will have separate mini-games to keep things fresh for players.

 

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Four of the mini-games have been shown off so far: Autograph signing lessons, where players have to quickly trace the requested autograph, scoring points for speed and accuracy; and Posing lessons where players will have to snap a shot at just the right moment on a moving bar for the “perfect shot”.

 

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Phone decoration lessons, where players will have to properly decorate their handphones with mock precious sticker stones (A popular way to personalize phones in Japan and other parts of Asia) and finally a Simon-says Makeup lesson. Players have to quickly trace the blocks to create the right tone of makeup needed.

 

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During music auditions, gameplay swaps to music rhythm style modes, with players having to hit buttons in time with music and on-screen prompts. The music, said Namco Bandai, will include popular songs from both its arcade card game and anime versions, set to some 10 background stages at launch. Familiar characters from the previous series such as Shibuki Ran, Hoshimiya Ichigo and Kiriya Aoi will also appear as allies or rivals.

 

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Shibuki Ran, Hoshimiya Ichigo and Kiriya Aoi

 

Pre-purchase presents include an IC Card and three limited edition clothes options for the arcade game version, which uses scanned cards.

 

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Aikatsu! My Two Princesses will launch for the Nintendo 3DS November 21 in Japan.


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  • Kazuma Kazzie Kaz Kaz

    Those big eyes seem like a safety hazard. It must be hard not to poke yourself in the eye.

  • jugss

    moe?

    • wererat42

      Nah, this series is aimed at young girls. I think moe is more of an male otaku thing generally.

      Though ironically a lot of such anime somehow ends up with a large male following, such as Pretty Cure.

      • ShadowDivz

        or cardcaptor sakura.

        or (although not an anime) my little pony.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        unfortunately these kind of moe are quite underrated

      • Manny Being Manny

        Aikatsu is actually quite popular among male otaku in Japan. Its looking like another Pretty Cure esque hit.

      • kroufonz

        moe have nothing to do with specific target demographic, even femc from an otome game could be moe.

        • DyLaN

          Moe can be anything. Even on males/animals.

      • DemonKingAsura

        Of course One of the reasons for Pretty Cure’s Popularity isn’t just the moe, its’ the fighting.

      • Shippoyasha

        Aikatsu has a fair amount of male fanbase and I suppose it can be seen as somewhat moe. I just think the story simply has wide appeal.

      • akiko_sakuraba

        There are a SHIT load of male fans for both Aikatsu and Pretty Rhythm in Japan.

  • jugss

    moe?

  • jugss

    moe?

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    I love Aikatsu!~. I forgot that it was getting this game (too), but interesting to see the update on here. I’d import it, but I won’t need it for a few years.

    They should make a more fully established title, or make a game where you create your own idol and then get to interact with the other idols on an everyday level and in aikatsu.

  • akiko_sakuraba

    I’m disappointed in you! You’re not doing an article on the new Pretty Rhythm 3DS game! Pretty Rhythm came first, then Bandai copied them!

  • Matthew Brannock

    I’d rather grow aoi to superstardom instead

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