Bandai Namco added songs and character costumes from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya into The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage. It also included decoration items that players can purchase in a temporary shop. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
The main highlight of this collaboration is the “Hare Hare Yukai” song. Riamu Yumemi takes Haruhi Suzumiya’s main role, while Nana Abe and Yukimi Sajo don the costumes of Mikuru Asahina and Yuki Nagato, respectively. The song also includes a well-known dance performance with the characters’ 3D models.
The second song added is “Bouken Desho Desho?” Frederica Miyamoto sings this song, albeit without any 3D performances. Bandai Namco plans to add more Haruhi songs into the Idolmaster Cinderella Girls rhythm game in the near future.
Players can also purchase exclusive Haruhi-themed decoration items that they can place inside their personal rooms. The items are available for a limited time until August 26, 2021.
Bandai Namco previously teased the Haruhi collaboration content at The Idolmaster‘s 16th Anniversary stream in late July 2021. Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage has also featured content from other franchises, including Zombie Land Saga and Key’s visual novels.
The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage is immediately available on Android and iOS mobile devices. A PC version of the game will appear on DMM Games in Fall 2021.