Uma Musume Pretty Derby Finally Releases After 3 Years

Cygames mobile title Uma Musume Pretty Derby finally released in Japan on February 24, 2021. Cygames planned to launch the title back in 2018, but continued to delay the game. The title is available now for Android and iOS devices in Japan. [Thanks, Game Watch Impress!]

In Uma Musume Pretty Derby, the girls all have horse ears, a tail, and are super-speedy. Players will compete by racing each other in competitions. The game features full 3D models and animations, plus musical performances by the heroines after winning races. DMM Games also plans to release the title on PCs on March 10, 2021.

Check out the videos below of a race in action and of a musical performance after winning.

Cygames intended for the game to release sometime in 2018, but the company delayed the game for a full three years. During that time, Uma Musume became a multimedia franchise with its own anime TV show, manga, music, and physical goods.

Cygames is no stranger to multimedia and mobile titles. Late in 2020, Cygames released an interview with its localization team on the fun and challenges associated with localizing games like Shadowverse and Granblue Fantasy. It is also behind Princess Connect Re:Dive and Dragalia Lost.

Uma Musume Pretty Derby is available now on iOS and Android devices in Japan. A PC version will release on March 10, 2021.

Oni Dino

Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.