Bandai Namco has finally revealed the release date for The Idolmaster: Starlit Season through its live stream held on February 6, 2021. It will be available with Japanese, Korean, and Chinese subtitles on May 27, 2021.
Starlit Season is the latest console game in The Idolmaster series that will add more playable idols from the mobile games Cinderella Girls, Million Live, and Shiny Colors. A playthrough of the game will have the player assume the role of a producer for the Project Luminous group, managing the idols’ daily training and live performances for a 10-month duration.
The stream also revealed a brand new character coming to Starlit Season as the 29th idol in the Project Luminous group. Kohaku Okuzora (voiced by Aimi Tanaka) is a girl who excels in pantomiming and mimicking moves. The Project Luminous producer will scout Kohaku to the group after discovering her talents on the street. She will also have a significant role in the game’s storyline.
The Steam page for The Idolmaster: Starlit Season is also now available. Despite having an English description page, only Japanese, Chinese, and Korean languages are currently listed for the actual game itself. The PC version’s minimum requirements are 6 GB of RAM, DirectX version 11, an Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD FX-4350 processor, and a GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon RX 480 graphics card. It also recommends 8 GB of RAM for even better performance.
Starlit Season will also have exclusive bonuses to those who purchase the limited edition box or make an early purchase of the game. Although the bonuses may also include in-game DLC, such as costumes and songs, Bandai Namco promised in the fine print to make them available for purchase separately at least a month after release.
The Idolmaster: Starlit Season will be released for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam on May 27, 2021.