Uta no Prince-sama♪ Shining Live Smartphone Rhythm Game Gets Global Release
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game developer KLab (Love Live! School idol festival) updated its website for its Uta no Prince Sama♪ Shining Live smartphone game last Friday, adding both an English and Traditional Chinese version of the site. The site revealed that it is developing a global version of the game.
Broccoli also posted a new music video for the franchise. The song is titled "Shining☆Romance" by the unit ST☆RISH. (Note: The YouTube video is region-blocked in the United States, Mexico, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.)
우타프리 샤이닝 라이브 / 샤니라이— 세이린ﾌﾟﾘﾗｲBD (@_sera_z) June 23, 2017
Shining☆Romance 쇼트 MV 영상 - 스타리쉬 편 pic.twitter.com/6LASOA8FFl
The game is slated for release in Japan this summer for iOS and Android devices.
The Uta no Prince Sama franchise began as a romance visual novel series by Broccoli and Nippon Ichi Software, with the first game in the series released on the PlayStation Portable in 2010. Broccoli released Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ MUSIC 3, the latest game in the series, on the PlayStation Vita in January 2015.
Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%, the first anime season adapting the game, premiered in Japan in July 2011. Niconico streamed the first series outside of Japan as it aired. The 13-episode second season, Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 2000%, premiered in Japan in April 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The 13-episode third season, Utano☆Princesama Revolutions, premiered in April 2015, and Crunchyroll again streamed the series as it aired.
The 13-episode fourth season, Utano☆Princesama Legend Star, premiered in October 2016. Crunchyroll and The Anime Network both streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series and plans to release it on home video.
KLab is best known for developing the popular Love Live! School idol festival game app for smartphones. As of last October, this game has garnered over 18 million users in Japan. As of March 2016, the game has garnered over 25 million users worldwide.
Thanks to Emi for the news tip. Thanks to _sera_z for the second embedded video.