Move over, idol girl groups! The boys now take the center stage spotlight, as KLab announces the English release of the Uta no Prince-sama Shining Live mobile game! The popular anime franchise now invades the smartphone realm in the form of a mobile rhythm game!
Uta no Prince-sama (or UtaPri for short) is a well-known otome anime franchise with 4 seasons and a movie in production, and now BROCCOLI and KLab bring us an opportunity to relive the UtaPri idol life in the palm of our hands!
At its core, Uta no Prince-sama Shining Live plays a lot like the uber-successful Love Live! School Idol Festival mobile game. The game has a visual novel portion where you can read through the main story line and also catch up on side stories featuring the bishounen pretty boys of UtaPri.
To unlock the succeeding sections of the story, players then enter the rhythm game section. Players form their own idol group by using character cards (which can be obtained by in-game loot boxes), and then complete songs by tapping on the screen where the incoming circle icons overlap.
Now, what’s different about Uta no Prince-sama Shining Live? Well, for starters, the rhythm game section has an Auto Mode which can complete the song for you! No more need to fret if your fingers aren’t fast enough for the flying circles!
Another neat feature of the game is the Camera Mode wherein players can take a picture with their idol partner using their smartphone. Reminiscent of the Mikuture photo app, now you can take selfies and other photos with your favorite UtaPri idol!
There’s also a customization screen where players can change their partner’s outfit and choose from a variety of wallpapers to personalize their UtaPri interface. Players can also interact with their partner and unlock more dialogue options as the affection bond increases. Talk about a virtual experience with a bishounen anime character!
Overall, Uta no Prince-sama Shining Live promises to be not just your run-of-the-mill rhythm game, but a one-of-a-kind anime experience! With an engrossing visual novel mode, excellent character designs and great interactive options, it’s sure to keep not just the ladies but everyone entertained! So get your phone out and start living the UtaPri idol life today!