Back in February 2015, Bandai Namco did something rather unexpected. It trademarked Cinderella Girls in Europe. This is notable as the company has a mobile game called The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls involving the collecting and battling of various idols. It seemed as though the trademark could be tied to a localization of that title, but a new candidate has appeared! Introducing Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage!
Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage is more similar in gameplay to the Idolmaster: Shiny Festa games already available on iTunes. It’s a traditional music game where you tap the heads of various characters as note indicators drop toward them. Basically, it looks a lot like Love Live! School Idol Festival for iOS devices, only with the Idolmaster girls and five tracks to watch instead of nine.
Here’s a brief trailer, which only just barely gives a hint at Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage‘s gameplay.
That was a great 15 seconds, right? In a twist, the five girls appearing in your row also appear in costume and dance on stage, which is a nice touch.
There’s no word on a localization yet. However, people can pre-register for Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage if they have an iOS or Android device that can play it. (Oh, if only I were so lucky.) Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this one gets translated!