They’ve kept us in suspense for a while… but finally, we have answers! (Well, a few.) The upcoming Love Live! School Idol Festival Perfect Dream Project assembles the franchise’s two lead groups and nine new girls. But why? And what does this mean for the app? It’s time to find out.
School Idol All-Stars
The biggest news about this app may well be that it’s not just a rhythm game. Our first glimpse at the game shows us a 3D-rendered live performance featuring Aqours. So what does this mean for gameplay? A lot.
The official site for Love Live! School Idol Festival All Stars details a very different experience. There are performances, yes, and there’s a fully-voiced story mode. But rather than simply playing through the stories and collecting cards, you get to train and customize your favorite idol! “Skill trees” are mentioned, along with club activities that vary by school. Plus, if you train an idol up, her increased skill shows in her performances.
Plus, you’ll have the option to choose a favorite idol. Spending extra time on her increases your bond, which will unlock more original stories!
So who do you get to choose from? Well, there’s the girls of µ’s and Aqours, of course. But we also have the nine new students of Nijigasaki Academy. Three are fan-favorite girls distributed as N cards in School Idol Festival, and six are new for this game!
All Stars won’t launch until 2018, but we can still sneak a peek now. The wait might actually be helpful, too — after all, you’re going to have to choose your favorite girl out of the 27 shown!
In the meantime, don’t give up on School Idol Festival. The new game will share a launch screen and ranking system with its older sister.
There’s no word on when All Stars will come to the West. But it’s a pretty safe bet that it will, seeing as we tend to get all things Love Live! at some point.
Which of the idols is your all-star? Let us know in the comments!