Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS Game Delayed to 2019
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for KLab Games and Bushiroad's Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS smartphone game announced on Tuesday that the game has been delayed until 2019. The game was originally slated for release in 2018.
Staff said that the delay will allow them to improve the quality of the game. They explained that one goal of the game is to recreate the franchise's scenes with idols dancing in formation. However, they need more time to improve the stability of the frame rate during 3D-model dance scenes in order to deliver the highest quality to fans.
The game will be a new version of the Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game. The new version will include the members of Nijigasaki Academy's Idol Appreciation Club that were introduced earlier this year as part of the game's "Perfect Dream Project" (PDP).
The new game will offer a completely original fully-voiced new story that will bring the members of both μ's and Aqours together. The story will include both stories that involve each school, as well as personal stories that deepen the bonds between two characters, as well as a larger story that will cross the boundaries between all three schools.
The game will also bring new nine-member formation dances, and will have new gameplay systems for the concerts other than the rhythm game that has been present in the game so far. The new game will allow players to customize the activities of the characters and personalize their skills through a skill tree.
Bushiroad and KLab released the Love Live! School Idol Festival rhythm action and adventure game in English on iOS and Android devices in May 2014. The game added the Love Live! Sunshine!! characters to the game in September 2016. The game reached 40 million users worldwide last November.
The game also received an arcade version titled Love Live! School idol festival ~afterschool Activity~ that launched in Japan in 2016.
Sources: Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS' website, MoCa News