The [email protected]: Platinum Stars for PS4 Previewed in 1st Promo Video

posted on 2016-01-28 11:00 EST
Producer shepherds 13 idols at training camp as they aspire for a major concert

Bandai Namco Entertainment debuted the first promotional video for its PlayStation 4 game The [email protected]: Platinum Stars during a Niconico Live stream on Thursday. The video features the song "Happy!"

Voice: Producer-san, please make us into top idols!
Text: The stage finally moves to the PlayStation 4

The game centers around 13 aspiring idols who leave the safe confines of their agency office to train at a camp. The player produces a selected number of them and nutures them through live concerts and other events. As they gain fans, they rise in the rankings. Their goal is "Extreme Live," an extraordinarily big event for idols, as they "unleash a sparkling wave!"

The game will debut this year.

The first game in the franchise inspired Sunrise's 2007 loose television anime adaptation which Sentai Filmworks licensed for North America. The game franchise then spawned A-1 Pictures' more direct adaptation that included a 2011 television anime series, several original video anime, and a 2014 anime film, THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e! (pictured right). Crunchyroll streamed A-1 Pictures' television series as it aired in Japan.

The spinoff game The [email protected] Cinderella Girls launched its second anime season last year. Video game developer Cygames' director Eitoshi Ashihara had announced at the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference (CEDEC) in September 2014 that his company was working on a PlayStation 4 game after working on Rage of Bahamut and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls.

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