The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars first gameplay, new details, and Japanese box art

New media and info from Niconico Chokaigi 2016.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

Bandai Namco debuted the first gameplay, new details, and the final Japanese box art for The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars during a Niconico Chokaigi 2016 stage event.

The box art features the game’s 13 idols in their “Twinkle Star” outfits.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

Bandai Namco announced a free PlayStation 4 theme distribution campaign. The first theme, revealed today, will be available from the Japanese PlayStation Store between May 6 and August 28. The second and third themes will be released in early June and early July, respectively.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

The company also announced that it will host a “Platinum Stars for YOU” broadcast via Niconico on May 19 between 22:00 and 23:00 featuring the latest information on The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars.

Here are the new gameplay details:

■ Game Flow (Training Camp)

In The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars, players can enjoy the day-to-day lives of the 13 idols of 765 Pro at the training camp. You’ll carry out various preparations towards their idol activities. How you prepare them is up to you, the producer. In the training camp men, you can also set concert settings, check e-mail, see the activity log, and so on.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

Select a Concert

You can select a concert to be held in accordance with the idol rank of the idol you’re producing.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

Sales and Lessons

You can carry out various activities in order to increase your money, fans, and idol abilities.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

Tailor

You can enhance your outfits and accessories, as well as acquire new outfits.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

Stage For You

A stage appreciation that lets you freely set the your idols, coordinatations, songs, and so on.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

■ Game Flow (Concerts)

(1) Select a Concert

Select a concert to be held in accordance with the idol rank of the idol you’re producing.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

(2) Concert Settings

Set your unit organization, outfits and accessories, music, items, and so on before the concert.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

(3) Rhythm Game

Play the rhythm game. To lead your concert to success, you need not only gameplay skills—various elements like your idol’s growth level, and outfits and accessory settings should also be considered.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

(4) The After-Concert Reward

Depending on how you performed, you’ll be rewarded with fans, money, experience, outfits and accessories, items, and so on. You might also get a random gift from a fan.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

■ Basic Concert Rules

Match the rhythm. When the target icon overlaps the target spaces, hit the matching button (Square, Triangle, or Circle). There are also long presses and touchpad presses. Stir up the venue and bring its Tension Gauge to “Clear Line” to make the concert a success.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

■ Memory Appeal

If you press the X button with proper timing when it overlaps the target space, you’ll trigger a “Memory Appeal.” With this you can stir up the venue and acquire a high score. Memory Appeal can only be triggered for the amount of memories an idol has. An idol’s memories will increase the more you do with her.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

■ Extreme Burst

An “Extreme Burst” is triggered by pressing the touchpad when a star icon overlaps the center of the target space. When you trigger an Extreme Burst, “Extreme Mode” will activate, from which you can aim for a Clear Line to get a high score.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

■ Matching “Types”

Concert Types

When you choose a concert, be sure to check the “type.” For every concert, the fan attending are hoping to see a special “type” of unit.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

Unit Types

Outfits have a big effect on your unit “type.” By changing outfits, the unit type also changes. If the unit and concert type match up, you can stir up the fans and aim to clear the concert with a high score.

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars

The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars is due for PlayStation 4 on July 28 in Japan for 8,200 yen. A 12,400 yen Platinum Box Limited Edition will also be available.

Watch the gameplay below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Official “Happy” Gameplay

Live Stream-Recorded Gameplay

Thanks, The Idolmaster Blog and Famitsu.

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