[email protected]: Shiny Festa Rhythm Game Uses Music Videos As A Backdrop


This past week, Namco Bandai announced a trio of [email protected] games—Honey Sound, Funky Note and Groovy Tune. These games are actually three different versions of the same title: [email protected]: Shiny Festa. As previously reported, each one will have a different set of idols exclusive to it.


Unlike the prior [email protected] titles, Shiny Festa is a rhythm game with music videos serving as the backdrop. Namco Bandai also pulled scenes from the [email protected] anime to play through. In addition to these, you’ll also play through band performances and dramatic sequences, all using video footage.


[email protected]: Shiny Festa appears to play like a regular rhythm game. You need to press buttons timed to when notes pass over the yellow circle in the centre of the screen (see above). Namco Bandai haven’t announced a release date for the game yet. You can find more screenshots of the game at the link above.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.