Today Bandai Namco released The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Viewing Revolution in North America, in quite the surprising move, since the franchise normally doesn’t get localized.
That said, this specific “game” isn’t exactly difficult to localize, considering that all it does is letting you watch concerts performed by the Cinderella Girls spin-off idol group of The iDOLM@STER franchise in virtual reality. Gameplay elements are really limited.
What this game does have is a load of DLC, like pretty much every The iDOLM@STER game under the sun. Bandai Namco released thirteed of them (including a $59.99 package, compared to the $19.99 price of the base game) on day one. Such is the doom of aspiring Producers, to keep paying for costumes, music track and accessories.
That being said, this is at least a good sign for the franchise, since most considered it impossible to localize due to the messy licensing rights of the songs included. Unfortunately, we still know nothing of a localization of the latest mainline game, Platinum Stars for PS4, that was launched last year and never touched the western shore. It’s much more extensive, and it’s an actual game, with real gameplay, featuring the main idol group of the franchise.
That being said, if you’re really thirsty for some The iDOLM@STER action, now you have something to grab, provided that you have PlayStation VR.
Now, dear Bandai Namco, what about that Summer Lesson?