THE IDOLM@STER STARLIT SEASON (Aidorumasutaa Sutaaritto Shiizun) is an idol training simulation game for the PlayStation 4 and PC (via the Steam platform) currently in development by Bandai Namco Entertainment to be released on October 14, 2021. The game was officially announced in a 15th Anniversary live stream with a proper announcement live stream being held the week after on January 20, 2020. More information will be revealed at the Taipei Game Show 2020. It is the first IDOLM@STER home console game in 3 years since THE IDOLM@STER STELLA STAGE, and the first console game released for PC.
In “THE IDOLM@STER,” you play the role of an idol producer, training idols and sharing various hardships with unique idols to achieve the common goal of becoming a top idol. This is the idol production game of THE iDOLM@STER.
“You,” a producer of the talent agency 765 Production, have returned to Japan from an overseas training program. In this title, idols who have gathered to enliven the idol world form a joint unit that transcends the boundaries of the offices they belong to. A completely new story will unfold with new idols participating in the new mega event, “Starlit Season.”
The game takes place over a 10-month-long elimination tournament schedule, with the goal of overcoming each challenge and perform in the final stage of Starlit Season.The visual presentation of the previous THE IDOLM@STER series has been completely redesigned to give players a thrilling sense of presence and realistic representation of the idols! Now, the girls are getting started in “THE IDOLM@STER STARLIT SEASON,” the latest work for the 15th anniversary of THE IDOLM@STER. Produce the “Project Luminous,” a joint unit of the four brands from the “THE IDOLM@STER” series!
After returning to the 765 Production office, you are greeted by the CEO Junjirou Takagi and hear his idea to “assemble a brand-new, special idol unit of members comprising from different agencies” to compete in the Starlit Season. Takagi tells you that he has already called several agencies and all of them are have given him positive replies. And only moments after your arrival, The deadline is 10 months! Produce the idols with the goal of participating in the mega-concert at the end of December! you are officially tasked by Takagi to produce this four-brand special unit, “Project Luminous.”