Today Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed a brand new trailer and information of the upcoming The Idolmaster game The Idolmaster: Stella Stage.
First of all, we get the reveal of Shika, an idol from discovered by President Takao Kuroi of rival agency 961 Production. Voiced by Rie Takahashi, she was born in Australia and educated in Vienna, Austria. She is a high-rating idol candidate with experience in ballet and fashion modeling.
New features are also introduced. First of all, the Coaching menu presents players with a Monopoly-style board that will let them unlock various skills depending on the tiles you select. You can earn points defined CP by having idols perform, and then use them to learn new skills, but only panels adjacent to those already unlocked can be selected. There are Unit Skills that are activated by the whole unit, or Leader Skills, which can only be activated by leaders and unlock songs, costumes and accessories.
The “Off” feature allows you to give time off to the idols, letting them recover from fatigue and perform better on stage.
An all-star live featuring the song “ToP!!!!!!!!!!!!!” has also been implemented and can be unlocked by clearing certain performances.
Interestingly, The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars DLCs up to volume 6 will also be valid for the new game, with further elements that will carry over.
Last, but not least, the Stella Box collector’s edition has also been revealed. It includes a limited edition PS4 theme, a special box, a drama CD, a costume set, and a few more goodies.
You can check out the trailer below, and also take a look at the first screenshots.
The game will release in Japan on December 21st, exclusively for PS4.