The Idolm@ster SideM Game Lets You Produce Male Idols' Careers
posted on by Egan Loo
Bandai Namco Games confirmed at "The IDOLM@STER Masters of Idol World!! 2014" concert event on Sunday that it will release a new social game, The Idolm@ster SideM. Like previous Idolm@ster games, this new one is built on the concept of "idols you can produce." Unlike previous games, this "dramatic idol training card game" is focused on the male idols at the agency 315 Production (pronounced "Saikō Production" or "Ultimate Production").
Each of the 315 Production idols switched jobs for "various reasons" to become idols:
Teru Tendō, a former lawyer
Tsuabsa Kashiwagi, a former pilot
Kaoru Sakuraba, a former surgeon
Kyōji Takajō, a former freelancing part-time worker
Seiji Shingen, a former Self-Defense Forces member
Kyōsuke Aoi, a former pro soccer player
The game begins with the player scouting fresh talent on the streets and through contests. Then, you can form a unit with your favorite idols.
You train the aspiring idols with lessons, and change their outfits in the makeup room.
Some familiar faces will appear in The Idolm@ster SideM: the male idol group Jupiter, formerly of 961 Production. Shōta Mitarai, Tōma Amagase, and Hokuto Ijūin are looking for a fresh start after leaving 961.
The Mobage mobile game platform began accepting player registration on Sunday, and those who register early will all receive Tōma Amagase for free. The game is free to play, but some in-game items will have fees.
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