THE iDOLM@STER Starlit Season
|THE iDOLM@STER Starlit Season|
|Video Game Data|
THE iDOLM@STER Starlit Season (アイドルマスター スターリットシーズン AIDORUMASUTAA SUTAARITTO SHIIZUN) is the third Playstation 4 game in the 2nd Vision series and the first-ever Steam game, created in celebration of the franchise's 15th anniversary. This game marks the first crossover game between the characters from THE iDOLM@STER, Cinderella Girls, Million Live!, and Shiny Colors. The graphics and models from THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars and THE iDOLM@STER Stella Stage have been carried over with some minor adjustments and additional models for the newly added characters.
"Starlit Season" is an idol unit competition in which the winner can become the first idols to perform in the newly opened Starlit Dome. "You," a producer of the talent agency 765 Production, have returned to Japan from an overseas training program.
After returning to the 765 Production office, you are greeted by Junjirou Takagi and hear his idea to "assemble a brand-new, special idol unit of members comprising from different agencies" to compete in the Starlit Season. Takagi tells you that he has already called several agencies and all of them are have given him positive replies. And only moments after your arrival, you are officially tasked by Takagi to produce this four-brand special unit, "Project Luminous."
The goal of the game is to have your unit reach top rank over the span of 10 months, divided into 4 seasons: Spring Night, Summer Dolphin, Halloween Autumn, and Christal Winter. Unlike previous games, schedules are not determined by weeks, but by days.
The game takes place over a 10-month-long elimination tournament schedule, with the goal of overcoming each challenge and perform in the final stage of Starlit Season.
(May, June, July)
(August, September, October)
|Spring Night||Summer Dolphin||Halloween Autumn||Christal Winter|
Monthly Target – An end-of-month stage with the targeted number of fans. The targeted number of fans for the month is shown at the beginning of that month.
Manage Members' Schedules to Meet Your Goals
Lesson – "Grow" the idols' abilities.
Stage – Sing and dance to increase your "fans."
Sales – Earn "money" through sales.
Interaction – The "evaluation" from idols and staff draws out more abilities
Acquire the target number of fans for the month and clear the stage to proceed to the next month's story.
The deadline is 10 months. Produce the idols with the goal of participating in the mega-concert at the end of December.
The game is set to feature a total of 28 idols: 13 from THE iDOLM@STER, 5 from Cinderella Girls, 5 from Million Live!, and 5 from Shiny Colors.
|THE IDOLM@STER Idols|
|Cinderella Girls Idols|
|Million Live Idols|
|Shiny Colors Idols|
- The release of this game marks numerous milestones in The iDOLM@STER franchise. This is the first game to feature:
- Idols from THE iDOLM@STER, Cinderella Girls, Million Live!, and Shiny Colors playable in one game together.
- Idols from Million Live! and Shiny Colors playable in a game used in a home gaming system, rather than a mobile device or PC.
- A total of 28 playable idols in a platform gaming system. This is a large jump from the original 13 idols.