Top teen idol seduction simulator Idol Master has finally had a full HD sequel announced in the form of IdolMaster 2.


The game, of course an Xbox 360 exclusive, is set for release in the spring of 2011.

The preview:

The game itself is said to follow the same pattern as the first, but with the game starting 6 months after the girls’ debut rather than with it, and with the game starting with a 3 girl unit. The girls will have aged a year, perhaps a disappointment to the core fanbase.


Somehow the TV spot was handed to Microsoft, whose dreadful Japanese Xbox 360 marketing campaign is the stuff of legend:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:35 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exclusive? Right, and I'm Santa Claus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 20/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well now I know you aren't Santa. Giving my hopes up that Santa was an otaku!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:10 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm in LOVE again...

    too bad that they didin't change Yukiho, but it might be a good thing.

    -Mami is now different than Ami = individual story
    -Makoto, Mami, Miki, Chihaya, Ritsuko, Iori new hairdo is SUPER FTW. XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They look pretty delicious... Especially Iori.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't worry, it's just a beta.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How can it be Idolm@ster 2 if its the same game again with just a starting game change and HD mode? Why bother? Make all new songs and dances.

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    Comment by Ghostchase
    17:09 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why must there be all this read tape for me to buy an amazing Japanese game like this. Like for one, I need a Japanese Xbox the play this Region 2 game and ALSO I need improve my Japanese. THIS WOULD SELL IN THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    schoolmate 2 for Xbox 360 Kinect pliz xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:36 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you probably won't be able to play it in the dark >w>

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 is expected since the main games were there already. Its not the total sales but the total revenue. 360 Live subscriptions and DLC are known to generate massive amounts of yen.

    Well, its about time. Glad to see its finally coming. Gotta restock my JP Live Point Cards....

    If its 1 year in the future, there's a good chance they completely rewrote all the events. That would be really good....

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so, later there will have a SP 2 ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, Miura's addiction will just get stronger...

    I am begining to think that I will be an old man before the next chapter

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    let's hope his XBOX RROD (or GDOD now) so he can get back to work

    though, knowing him, he'll probably get sidetracked and draw a mini manga about RROD and idol master

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can´t wait to download my copy.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    11:49 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    what the fuck?!?! first Otomedius then Senko no Ronde then death smiles and the "EXTREME" hack an slash title Ninety Nine Night II i mean come on these kinds of games(shump,visual novel,daiting simulators) will benefit on the ps3 at least release it on both platforms instead of one. guess this is the only type of games that will keep the 360 "alive" in japan

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    bad news for Berserk D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    should really be called the child molestation master

    japan's otaku market really is a sad sad as fuck industry

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    stupid nerds rejoice at stupid game for nerdy nerds with no girlfriends

    ooooh so rooooonery

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 09/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    TAKANE!!!!!...the girls looks fantastic...Asuza with short hair is HORRIBLE...but well....MAN I HATE THE XBOX!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is the Xbox 360 in so dire a situation in Japan that they to resort to exclusively licensing a niche title that has devoted, no, OBSESSED fans. Some would call marketing strategy, to me it seems more like an act of desperation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    they've kind of sunk to that low for a while in Japan

    it only makes sense at this point to go after the otaku there

    I'm assuming that the last few exclusives for the dying 360 will be full-on ero titles

    but in all fairness, this isn't the smartest long-term choice for Namco Bandai, since the system just lacks the same freedoms as the PS3 (plus the larger number owned by Japanese). They should try porting it to the PS3 one of these days, to test the water on how much more obsessed fanboys (and some girls I know... >w>) would be willing to pick the game up.

    plus, hey it's region free on the PS3 owo

    Comment by PhillB
    12:28 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The PS3 being region free doesn't mean it has more freedoms. In fact, the PS3 is a lot more restrained for these kind of games in Japan. You all anons should do a little research before posting unncesesary comments.

    Comment by Shalala
    21:30 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do people like this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i still don't see why some japanese developers try to cater to the 360 market in japan when it's constantly outsold by the ps3 over there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    cheapness really

    it's a piece of junk that sells, and is easy to make some games on

    plus they can always fall-back on it to rehash games over and over again, in the hopes of pleasing the small, but persistent fan-base

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    Comment by Duran
    02:29 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad, I was hoping they would release it for PS3 too.

    Nevermind, I'll rather stick with Miku.

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    Comment by xX_WEED_GOKU_Xx
    02:27 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Once again the Xbox wins.
    Wrap it up Sonyailures.

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    Comment by obro
    03:06 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh you little troll you

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    02:25 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As in, re-released in other platforms in a years time with bonus features, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    im@s has been 360 for nearly 5 years....

    Comment by Pyrolight
    02:21 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The xbox ad made me chuckle.

    I noticed they added boob physics for this version. I guess that could compensate for them all being a little less loli.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There has always been boob physics in 360 imas. The amount of jiggle depends on the character and the costume she is wearing.

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    Comment by aarond12
    10:32 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There was some very subtle jiggle physics in the previous versions. I say very subtle because the girls were smaller then and it was difficult to notice, but it was there.

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    02:29 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Blink* <------ the sound of socialization and sexual activity dieing in the japanese population. Damn the otakus have it hard, the xbox controller is to big to play with one hand. D:

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    Comment by Baronight
    02:40 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    just wondering...does Microsoft play any part in making this game exclusive for 360? it somehow surprise me that game targeted for japanese otaku were sell in console that only minority of people own it

    it does not make any sense from marketing perspective...

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    02:45 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    because microsoft knows that without something something big (because in the otaku culture id@l master is big) they won't survive in japan.

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    Comment by obro
    02:20 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am watching you Miura.Just try it.

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    Comment by Zanosuke_Kurosaki
    02:18 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn it! Azusa with short hair, wtf?! Noooo... ;_;

    Also: That second video makes my brain try to curl up and whimper in the fetal position.

    Anyway, rest of the girls are looking pretty good with the new looks.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:09 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always wonderd how you play this kind of game. Do you write the songs?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its basically a visual novel (dating game) with unique features to set it apart from its peers.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:09 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apart from the wide range of desirable DFC and teens, I finally understand why they're popular

    I mean, shit, I'm already hooked on their songs alone.

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    Comment by levin
    01:09 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    something like the Eclipse idol team from Basquash?

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    Comment by damnyou
    01:06 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the 360 get exclusive otaku games, awesome, I think I'll buy one now...


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:24 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your loss... I'll just be sitting here playing the two existing imas games along with Deathsmiles 2 and a host of VNs.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    02:35 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's kinda cool the 360 still has quirky exclusives like these. Now only if they actually get ported to the West + it having more exclusives on the west proper, like the competitors. I'm still very happy with my PS360Wii though.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    02:48 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, on an addendum..... No more Berserk manga chapters for at least another year because of this announcement. lol

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    Comment by Kai
    04:23 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think it's cool that the 360 has these otaku exclusives because they are always region locked unlike PS3 games so to play these games you would need to buy 2 xbox consoles.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    14:44 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The new 360s are pretty safe with the whole overheating issues compared to the old ones. And if they ever RROD, the repairs are free (since they were sued for it 3 years ago).

    I think all consoles deserve some types of exclusive offerings. I don't think with this competitive atmosphere, one console shouldn't hog all the games. Also it's much cheaper now to get all the consoles than it ever was. And it's going to get cheaper.

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    Comment by DeathCrunch
    02:11 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And not a single fuck was given this day.

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    Comment by MasterYuke
    07:05 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    IdolMaster 3 gets Kinect exclusive action.

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    Comment by brek_kreb
    15:43 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ultimate groping experience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    IdolMaster 3, all girls are not loli anymore.
    There is a special training, "Sex Edu".
    You can train them how to perform on bed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Berserk in 2011 ;_;

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    Comment by DeathCrunch
    08:07 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You now have my undivided attention.

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    Comment by damnyou
    07:30 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    U mad? Need a whambuger?

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    Comment by DeathCrunch
    14:40 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What possible point can you be making? There isn't even a hint at an English release you paranoid mong.
    The only one I can think of is promoting birth control with you as the poster child.

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    Comment by DeathCrunch
    13:44 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you trading my comments while using a trampoline or are you really that retarded? Silly question I know.
    You only put quotation marks around something something someone has actually said, not some completely different string of words that your lunatic self has made up.
    The contradiction was your "u mad", notice you actually said these words (terrible spelling and all), since you're obvious so rampant with butthurt that you can't get this game.

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    Comment by damnyou
    19:46 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm so crying right now that I can't play this game, good god!
    Whatever, I'm done with obsessed otaku like you.

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    Comment by damnyou
    21:06 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was being sarcastic you retard.
    Of course there won't be an english release, because these games only appeal to a very limited group, I'm saying people like the game? Good, but this shouldn't be a reason for anyone to go and buy a japanese xbox360 or learn japanese, like you seem to brag about it.

    Oh and you contradict yourself for "nobody gives a flying fuck about your opinion" just by replying to my comment.

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    Comment by damnyou
    09:48 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry man, I didn't know you were so devoted to your idolmaster, dream club and other great dating simulators.

    My previous comment by no means should disencourage people to buy a japanese xbox 360 to play these awesome exclusivities.

    Them don't bringing these games to the US, how dare they. UNPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!! It is madness if you think about it.

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    Comment by DeathCrunch
    08:09 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "U mad?"
    I'm assuming the question you're trying to say is "do you also frequent Gaia add me so we can cyber".
    That would be a no.

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