In a move that's sure to surprise pretty much every single iDOLM@STER fan ever, Namco Bandai has released all three The iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa games on iOS platforms. Each game has been renamed, with Honey Sound becoming Harmonic Score, Funky Note becoming Rhythmic Record, and Groovy Tune becoming Melodic Disc.
Each game download also comes with a half over OVA, for all you iM@S anime fans out there. The best part? The entire thing has been fully localized. It's finally happening. Which is all well and good up until the point where you have to talk about the price.
Each game will be running you a not so cheap $54.99.
To put things into perspective, physical copies of the Shiny Festa games will run you $71.99 on Play Asia, not including shipping costs. The digital version on the Japanese PSN is priced at 5,380 yen each, approximately $53.90.
Yeah, I'm as confused as you all are.
For those of you wondering, the Shiny Festa titles are rhythm/music games. Each version has a different cast of characters, a different story, and an extra OVA featuring said characters.
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