Love Live! School Idol Festival Arcade Game's December 6 Debut, New Trailer Revealed
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The official website for Love Live! School idol festival ~afterschool Activity~, the arcade version of KLab's Love Live! School idol festival smartphone game, posted a new promotional trailer on Sunday. The trailer first debuted at the franchise's Sunday event, which also confirmed that the arcade game will begin rolling out formally in Japan on December 6.
Sunday's event in Osaka detailed how the arcade game and the original smartphone game app will interact. The arcade game will display the rank and other stats from a player's profile in the smartphone app, and conversely, the smartphone app will display the level and other stats from a player's profile in the arcade game. Clearing a section in the arcade game will earn a player a code for the equivalent in the smartphone app, and the smartphone app will give players tickets for playing a song for free in the arcade game.
At the arcade, players can also print real cards based on virtual cards from the smartphone app. Plus, the arcade game will offer the same familiar music that the smartphone app offers for gameplay, and players can play the arcade game's original music in the smartphone app.
Starting in January, people who play the arcade game a certain number of times can receive a random "School Unity" PR card for the Love Live! School Idol Collection card system.
The arcade game will hold the first popularity poll for songs to be used in the game, and the winning songs will be rolled out in the arcade game starting next June.
Players can once again obtain rare items that were previously offered as login bonus items in the smartphone app.
From November 16 to December 15, players who log in at least five days will receive the bonus card below:
The staff is working on offering the two main idol groups' formation dances in full CG in the original app, as well as the app's own new school idols.
The game had a playable demo at the "School Idol Festival Thanksgiving 2016" event in Tokyo in May, and the "School Idol Festival Thanksgiving 2016 OSAKA" event featured another playable demo on November 13. The game already held several location tests in May and again this summer in cities such as Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.