Tokimeki Idol Smartphone Game Ends Service in January
posted on 2018-11-15 07:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Konami announced on Thursday that "due to various circumstances" it will end management service for its Tokimeki Idol iOS and Android game on January 15. After the game ends service, Konami will release an "offline ver 2.0" version of the game that will still be playable.
The game was originally slated to release last winter, but launched on March 20.
In the "idol communication game," players spend daily life with 15 up-and-coming idols at a music school. The game is free to play with items available for purchase. The game includes a "VR" mode that is compatible with VR headsets for mobile phones.
Tokimeki Idol is a new installment in Konami's classic Tokimeki Memorial romance game series, which began in 1994 and has spawned numerous sequels, spinoffs, and adaptations, including original video anime in 1999 and 2009, as well as a television series in 2006.
An anime film adaptation of the Tokimeki Restaurant☆☆☆ spinoff game, which stars a cast of male idols, opened in Japan on February 10. The game itself ended service on August 31. Konami released the smartphone game in 2013, but KOEI Tecmo Games took over management of the game in 2014.