The Idolmaster: One For All Ranko and Serika gameplay
posted on 04.26.14 at 10:25 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Plus, see Hibiki, Yukiho, and Mami compete against Ranko.

The Idolmaster: One For All

Bandai Namco debuted first footage of Ranko Kanzaki, from The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls, and Serika Hakozaki, from The Idolmaster: Million Live, in the upcoming The Idolmaster: One For All at Nico Nico Super Conference 3 in Chiba.

The pair will be available as downloadable content.

A third video shows 765 Productions’ Hibiki, Yukiho, and Mami competing against Ranko in an electrified outdoor idol showdown.

Watch the videos below. View some screenshots at the gallery. The game is due out for PlayStation 3 in Japan on May 15.

Ranko Kanzaki

Serika Hakozaki

Idol Showdown: 765 Production vs. Ranko Kanzaki

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  • MitsukiIX

    Ranko 2 gud

  • Blaz

    I know that NB is doing a nice job localizing games, but this is where they need to step it up!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      don’t know dude
      this kind of game genre is still taboo in the west, even the fanbase is rather small unlike SAO one…

      but if Bamco do the MAGIC even more, then, well… who knows

      • Blaz

        Just wait and see how Neptunia PP is going to sell, and it’s a Vita game, also, have you not seen how well Diva has sold?

        • Renaldi Saputra

          im@s is not a rhythm game but idol simulation one, don’t compare it with another like PDF, it’s a rhythm…
          neptune PP is just aimed for dedicated Neptune fans, not the fans of game genre

          Neptune PP won’t sell well, trust me.. not more than 10-20k

          • Victor Wesker

            Neptune PP is not bad game, but there so small number of playable songs. Just only five playable songs. If this game could have fifteen playable songs then it could be sale much better.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              I don’t say it’s a bad game, just it won’t sell as much as the main series… Could be only 10-20k bcos many neptune fans are not interested in this kind of game

              also it’s Vita

        • kurosan9712

          People generally tend to mistake idol raising simulation games for rhythm games, provided there is music and button pressing. That’s however is a mistake.
          Idolmaster 2(it works a bit differently from original Im@S) is a pure idol raising management simulator, with only little bit of “gameplay”.
          The song gameplay is more of just pressing a button that will give you the most score, there is nothing what you call rhythm there.
          The game focuses on time management(you can’t get into even Top 10 of the Idol ranking chart, which is shown on DotopTV each week, if you don’t mind the time) and lessons much more than on music itself or anything related to it.
          There are also bits of choice-based gameplay(well, Im@s isn’t any kind of dating simulation game, so choices won’t give you a happy ending with the heroine. It’ll give you a happy ending FOR the heroine at most) but that’s not really important.

          And Neptune PP isn’t localized because it’ll sell well. It’s localized because it’s CHEAP to work with, and even 10-20k will cover the expenses, probably.

          Oh, but Idolmaster Shiny Festa is a rhythm game, and I heard it’s localized for iOS.

          • Renaldi Saputra


    • TrueDefault

      Yeah! This is one of the only case where I don’t mind if we get digital-only version. It’s a fun game, everyone should try it! ^^

      • Renaldi Saputra

        not really, simulation games even idol simulation games are still taboo in the west
        and they might not like it, mostly are only focus on RPG or action game or maybe rhythm in recent time

        • TrueDefault

          I see you have been posting the same kind of replies on every Idolmaster’s localisation comments.

          There’s nothing wrong with being optimistic about games localisation. The more people being interested, the better. With the right kind of hype, every games that are any good will sell. Receattear, Katawa Shoujo, even that silly Goat Simulator… sold a bunch of copies solely based on words of mouth.

          Also, you have so much doubt on western gamers’s taste. Dragon’s crown sold really well despite all the backlash on the artstyle. Even Swordart online, Jojo’s, Oreshika or Senran Kagura, niche games, got localised.

          • kurosan9712

            You’re misinterpreting localizations of localized niche games as higher chance of localization of Idolmaster/non-localized niche games. That’s wrong.
            It doesn’t give them even a glimmer of hope in all honesty, but people tend to misinterpet things.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              maybe he/she didn’t know that im@s has a quite lower fanbase than jojo, saint seiya, and SAO in the west

          • Renaldi Saputra

            those game you said are mostly still RPG and action one. This one is idol simulation, not such a game that is familiar in the west, even the fanbase of idolm@ster is rather small in there.

            I just doubt Bamco will localize the kind of game that is still taboo on the west unlike the one which they recently localized.

            But if they do the MAGIC even more advanced, things can happen

  • AlphaSixNine

    Ranko so awesome. Still hoping we get localization for Idolmaster games one day. If only BamCo is like NISA, fearless in localizing games like Neptunia PP lol

    • Renaldi Saputra

      note that Neptune PP is mainly aimed for dedicated neptune fans, not fans of the genre of the game

    • Luna Kazemaru

      note that neptunia PP is a cheap game and its content is no where on the levels of Idolmaster.

      • kurosan9712

        and the gameplay system is TOTALLY different too.

      • Budgiecat

        means nothing. Bandai has no faith yet in localizing this and Gundam…

  • Takane Shijou

    Looking forward to seeing Ranko in the game.

    Savor the Darkness!

  • Victor Wesker

    Sadly that Ranko and Serika are DLC and non-playable characters.

  • TrueDefault

    Gosh I love Ranko’s voice!! I tried to hold back but… this is looking so good!

  • Sunny Kenny

    and still waiting for the PSvita version of Idolm@ster