Game launches in U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, more
The Ensemble Stars!! Music app launched for iOS and Android devices in English in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and 10 more countries on Thursday. The official YouTube channel for Happy Elements‘ Ensemble Stars! franchise streamed a music video:
The game is getting video ads on the huge screen at Times Square in New York City between June 15 to 21.
Happy Elements launched the Ensemble Stars!! Basic and Ensemble Stars!! Music apps in March 2020. The two apps feature new content for the idol franchise as well as a new gameplay style. The main Ensemble Stars! game changed its name to Ensemble Stars!! Basic with the launch. The “Basic” app allows players to continue playing the app as they always have. In contrast, the Ensemble Stars!! Music app features a new rhythm game style of gameplay.
The “idol-training produce game” takes place at a private boys’ idol-training school with a history of turning out many great talents in show business. The protagonist is the school’s lone female student who transfers to the school because of a special situation, and enters the school’s producer department. The game features 14 different idol units and has a cast of more than 50 male voice actors.
The television anime adaptation of the game premiered in July 2019. The cast from the game returned for the anime. The franchise also includes a manga, novels, stage musical adaptations, and CDs.
Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!!, the new theatrical anime film for the Ensemble Stars! franchise, opened in theaters in Japan on March 4, and ranked at #6 in its opening weekend. The movie began screening in 13 more theaters on April 15, and it is available for rental streaming on Amazon Prime Video in Japan from April 28 to August 27. The anime takes place in New York and features the characters visiting New York to attend an Idol Film Festival.
Source: Press release