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The IDOLM@STER Million Live! Game to Shut Down

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Updates, features begin shutting down in December; game succeeded by Theater Days game

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Monday that its The IDOLM@STER Million Live! smartphone game is planned to shut down. The game will halt updates and begin disabling and deprecating features starting in December, but the company will announce a definite date for the shut down once it has approved a concrete schedule.

The game will begin its "TH@NK YOU FOREVER!!" campaign on Tuesday to move toward the finale, and it will have the "Thank You! Million Theater Live Final Party!" event in ranking event in mid-November.

Namco Bandai Games released the game in 2013 as a spinoff of the main The IDOLM@STER game series. The game features the 765 Pro characters of the original series, as well as 37 new characters. The game allows players to manage their own idol production company, and raise their idols' skills.

Bandai Namco Entertainment celebrated the game's fourth anniversary earlier this year in March with a new animated promotional video.

Bandai Namco Entertainment launched a successor to the game titled The IDOLM@STER Million Live! Theater Days for iOS and Android devices on June 29. During its pre-registration period, the game surpassed 1 million pre-registered users. The stage for the new game is a 765 Pro live theater, and it takes place in rooms such as the theater's office, waiting room, and greenroom. The game features the theater clerk character Misaki Aoba. In the game, players can communicate more with certain idols by touching them on screen. The game's solo and unit concerts feature rhythm games.

Other currently-running smartphone games in the franchise include The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and its spinoff The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage, as well as The IDOLM@STER: SideM and its spinoff The Idolm@ster SideM: LIVE ON ST@GE!.

[Via Otakomu]

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