BANDAI NAMCO All-Stars - iDOLMASTER PS4 Reactions
Cylindria (Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures)
Spiral (Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures)
Haruka Amami (THE iDOLMASTER)
Uzuki Shimamura (THE iDOLMASTER CINDERELLA GIRLS)
Mirai Kusaga (THE iDOLMASTER MILLION LIVE!)
Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)
Colette Brunel (Tales of Symphonia)
Genis Sage (Tales of Symphonia)
Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
Laphicet (Tales of Berseria)
Sorey (Tales of Zestiria)
Mikleo (Tales of Zestiria)
Alisha Diphda (Tales of Zestiria)
Reiko Nagase (Ridge Racer)
Wonder Momo (Wonder Momo)
Jin Kazama (TEKKEN)
Asuka Kazama (TEKKEN)
Heihachi Mishima (TEKKEN)
Huepow (Klonoa, sprite form)
Lolo (Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil)
Gilgamesh (The Tower of Druaga)
Ki (The Tower of Druaga)
Valkyrie (The Legend of Valkyrie)
Sophita Alexandra (Soulcalibur IV)
And the rest of the 765PRO ALLSTARS!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (Japan Standard Time)
BANDAI NAMCO Group Meeting
Haruka Amami called a meeting about the upcoming iDOLMASTER PS4 game, and has stated that there will be a big change to the series... but what is it?
Haruka: And so, this special BANDAI NAMCO meeting will come to order!
Pac-Man: And it was a good thing you got us some lunch, Haruka! So I thank you for that! (chomps down on a piece of pepperoni pizza.)
Clyde: So, uh, what was this meeting about again exactly?
Pinky: It's about the new iDOLMASTER game on PlayStation 4.
Clyde: Oh. Sorry!
Haruka: OK, so have all of you seen the upcoming iDOLMASTER game on PS4? Youzou Sakagami first announced it in September of 2013!
Pac-Man (as he was about to eat another piece of pizza): Hmm... now that you've mentioned it, I haven't seen it yet.
Cylindria: Neither did I! I had to study at Maze High School.
Spiral: Same here! Speaking of Maze High School, Pacster and I had a little eating race during lunch time.
Mappy: I was out doing police work.
Valkyrie: I was busy protecting Marvel Land from evil.
Heihachi: I was busy practicing for the TEKKEN 7 tournament.
Jin: Same here.
Asuka: Double that.
Haruka: Oh... well, in that case, all the idols, myself included, showed a short preview of the game at THE iDOLMASTER MASTERS OF IDOL WORLD!!2015 earlier in July. But... I must announce something very important. There will be a big change to the series starting from the upcoming PS4 game.
(Everybody in the room gasps)
Pac-Man: Are you serious, Haruka!? W-w-what is it?!
Clyde: Something tells me that doesn't sound good...
Pinky: Oh, please don't tell me! Are some of the 765PRO voice actors leaving!? I'd be truly devastated if Eriko Nakamura left the series! She does an amazing job voicing you, Haruka, always!
Siegfried: Or worse... is there going to be a complete voice cast overhaul for all the 765PRO idols?
Mappy: Are you and the others getting kicked off the franchise!? That'll make your growing fanbase extremely outraged!
Sorey: Are you moving to another production studio!?
Colette: Is someone leaving? Or worse... (panicked and freaking out) IS SOMEONE GOING TO DIE!?
Haruka (giggles nervously): Eh-heh-heh! No no no no no, it's not a dramatic change, everyone! The big change is the visual style of the series! Character models in other words!
(Everyone breathes a sigh of relief)
Pac-Man: That was a close one... (eats another piece of pizza)
Heihachi: Wait a second... visual style? You mean you're going to change the way how you look?
Haruka: Yes, Heihachi-san! My hairstyle will stay the same, and my ribbons won't go away, but my current visual game style after almost 10 years will change as of next week! Everyone else will have their styles changed too!
Klonoa: But what about your eye color? You're not gonna change it, are you?
Haruka: I won't change it, Klonoa-chan! I promise! (clears throat) Anyway, next Wednesday, we will show you all the unveiling of our new PS4 game on a Famitsu magazine and we'll even reveal the name of it too! Do you guys want to see it next week?
Pac-Man: Of course! We're your friends!
Cylindria: We'd love to see it!
Spiral: And we promise to give you our best reactions as soon as possible!
Jin: What do you think, Heihachi? Can we check it out before TEKKEN 7 hits the PS4 and Xbox One?
Heihachi: Hmm... I guess so. Next week's training session for the TEKKEN 7 tournament can wait for a little while longer. I might as well postpone it to 7:30 PM.
Colette: Can we see it, Lloyd?
Lloyd: All right, sure. I guess a little announcement will kill some time.
Mikleo: Can we see the game, Sorey?
Sorey: Of course we can! I don't mind.
Clyde: We can see the game, right, Inky?
Inky: Well... OK then! As long as Betrayus doesn't mind.
Mappy: I'll take a look, as long as there are other officers in the Micro-police force to keep Goro and those troublemaking Meowky away, Haruka!
Ki: Can we see it, Gil, please?
Gilgamesh: Why wouldn't we? We'd all love to, Haruka!
Sophita: What do you think? Should we?
Siegfried: Very well. And it better be interesting.
Huepow: Can we see it, Klonoa?
Klonoa: Sure! After all, I got a lot of time!
Lolo: Whoo! Thank you!
Valkyrie: And I will see the announcement too. But I will need to leave my duties to Kurino for the time being.
Haruka: Ah! Arigatou, minna! I'll do my very best to impress all of you! Well, I declare that this meeting is adjourned! (bows, and walks out waving bye-bye) See you next week, minna-san! (shuts door)
Velvet: So... an announcement for a new game on PlayStation 4... well, my game hasn't even been released in Japan yet, but, I guess I can take a look at the game with you guys, to say the least.
Reiko: That's good, Velvet.
Wonder Momo: And we'll be with you when it comes!
Velvet: Thanks guys.
Laphicet: Don't forget you got me too, Velvet!
Velvet: Thank you, Laphicet.
Spiral: So we just got one week until the big reveal? It's almost like watching a Nintendo Direct! Only on a magazine this time.
Cylindria: So, what can we do 'til then?
Pac-Man (eats down the rest of the pizza): How's about we head on back to Pac-World, and get ready for our field trip we're supposed to go to later today? And then later on in the week, we can go do some fun stuff at Pac-Park!
Cylindria: He's got a point. Come on!
(Fade to black)
One week later...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (Japan Standard Time)
BANDAI NAMCO Group Meeting
The Viewing of THE iDOLMASTER PS4 (Title not revealed yet until the magazines arrive from Uzuki Shimamura and Mirai Kusaga!)
And so came the day of the unveiling of the upcoming iDOLMASTER game for the PlayStation 4 via Famitsu, even without a trailer... how will everyone respond?
(Fade in to all the characters waiting for their magazines.)
Pac-Man: Well, everyone, those Famitsu magazines should be quite here about now.
Heihachi: I agree. We should've been expecting them earlier.
Lloyd: How long are they gonna take?
Genis: Have they been delayed?
Velvet: I don't know how long they'll be to arrive, but we gotta be patient.
Laphicet: Patience is always a virtue to practice.
Cylindria: So, Pac, how do you think Haruka and the others are going to look like in the new game?
Pac-Man: Gee, now that you mentioned it, I don't know, Cyli...
Clyde: Maybe all the idols will look too realistic and they might not be able to look cute or cool anymore!
Blinky: Oh, Clyde! Don't get so guessy! We will never know until it's revealed!
Klonoa: I'm getting kind of worried about Haruka. I hope she's doing OK.
(The door opens getting everyone's attention. Uzuki and Mirai come in with copies of the latest Famitsu magazine.)
Uzuki: Hi, everyone! We're here!
Mirai: We finally brought the magazines! (Uzuki and Mirai go around the room and give everyone, including themselves, a copy of the latest Famitsu magazine)
Wonder Momo: Ah! Uzuki-chan! Mirai! Konnichiwa!
Mappy: Hi girls!
Uzuki: So, we heard that you all wanted to know what the new game was, right?
Ki: Yes, that's right!
Pac-Man: Hey, where's Haruka? She should be handing out the magazines!
Uzuki: Oh, that, well, she and the others are getting their character models fixed up due to the PlayStation 4's capabilities.
Klonoa: Really? I can't wait to see their new looks!
Heihachi: When will we expect them, Uzuki?
Uzuki: We can see them now! It has the four-page inside scoop!
Mappy: Oh, boy, can't wait!
Inky: You ready for their new designs, Pinky?
Pinky (sings READY!!): Are you READY? I'm LADY!! (stops singing.) Sorry... couldn't resist.
(Everyone turn their pages to the main event of the magazine, the game that is now called: THE iDOLMASTER Platinum Stars.)
Pac-Man: And so the new title of the game is...
Uzuki: Wow! The game is called THE iDOLMASTER Platinum Stars!
Pinky: Oh my goodness! Look at Haruka!
Colette: Oh my gosh, her eyes are so cute!
Wonder Momo: And the graphics look so enhanced!
Lloyd: She looks very well done...
Cylindria: And look! Haruka and others in their new blue costumes! The costume's called Twinkle Star! How cute!
Spiral: Wow... they look so cool!
Mappy: What are they supposed to be? Sailors?
Klonoa: Doesn't matter if they're sailors or not, but they look awesome!
Asuka: They even match the color of my battle clothes! That's my kind of idol costume!
Reiko: Wow... all the idols look really lovely with this new artwork! And it says here that facial expressions have been improved too! I can't wait to see Chihaya's cute smile again!
Siegfried: Hmmm... according to this magazine, concerts will now follow a rhythm game system. That reminds me of another BANDAI NAMCO game...
Pac-Man: Taiko no Tatsujin, Siegfried?
Siegfried: Oh, right. That.
Sorey: It also says here that camera work will now be dynamic during performances, and the shaking of the crowd waving of pen lights will drastically be powered up! Now that makes this a real idol game!
Alisha: I can't wait to try it out when it releases!
Klonoa: Hold on a second.
Lolo: What is it, Klonoa?
Huepow: What's wrong?
Klonoa: It says here that players will work hard as a new producer at 765PRO... at a training camp!?
Genis: Eh?! But why not the usual studio building, Uzuki?
Uzuki: Well, you'll see later, Genis-chan. But yes, it's true, for as stated in the magazine, the player will live alongside our friends from 765PRO while deepening his/her bonds and leading them to become top idols as usual.
Mikleo and Sorey (sweatdropping comically): B-b-bonding?
Lloyd: But with bonding...
Colette: That means that all the idols might give the producer a kiss...
Clyde (gasps): Eww!!! You're right, Colette! That's something that hasn't been done for over 10 years!
Inky: I'd totally barf if I saw that...
Pinky: I'd love it, and cherish the moment...
Blinky: I'd tweet about it to my ghostly followers!
Colette: I wouldn't wanna imagine shippings if that happened... so, what's the last general thing, Mirai?
Mirai: Well, at the training camp, you'll be able to view the girls while deciding the contents of their work.
Uzuki: We also have a "Stage For You" element being prepared that lets you freely arrange the stage!
Pac-Man: That's awesome! Well, it looks like that's pretty much it for our first look of this game. But I gotta say, it looks really nice so far, considering the girls look beautiful with them graphics!
Ki: I agree, Pac-Man.
Gilgamesh: So far, a trailer hasn't even came out yet, but we do know that it'll be coming to the PS4 soon.
Alisha: How can we know more about the game if there won't be a trailer?
Sorey: There will be one soon! I heard there's one coming shortly!
Jin: What? Why didn't somebody inform me? I'll have to keep that in mind.
Lloyd: I don't know if we'll get any new characters introduced to the iDOLMASTER series in this game, but I think there might be no need since we have tons of them from MILLION LIVE! and CINDERELLA GIRLS. Uh, no offense, you two.
Uzuki: None taken, Lloyd-sama!
Mirai: We understand!
Pac-Man: I can't wait to tell Haruka about this! She'll be so happy!
Haruka (voice via intercom): Ladies and gentlemen, can I have your attention, please? First of all, I would just like to say that thank you all very much for taking your very first looks at our new game called THE iDOLMASTER Platinum Stars! The others and I will meet you at the entrance lobby waiting for your reactions of our new designs!
Pac-Man: Come on, everyone! Time to get an exclusive close-up on their new faces!
(Scene transition. Pac-Man and co. walk to the 765PRO ALLSTARS, who are now in their new Twinkle Star costumes and their new character models as seen in THE iDOLMASTER Platinum Stars, coming for the PS4.)
Haruka: Konnichiwa, minna-san!
Pac-Man: Hey there, Haru... (takes notice of Haruka's new look) oh my goodness!!!
Haruka: So what do you think of our new models?
Pac-Man: Wow, Haruka! You look really impressive!
Uzuki: What big bright eyes you have!
Mirai: You look really beautiful!
Haruka (giggles, blushing): Eh-heh-heh-heh! Thank you, guys! I'm glad you like this new look!
Pinky: Oh my goodness, Iori, you look SO ADORABLE!
Wonder Momo: You're really charming now, Iori! The fans can't wait to see you!
Iori: Nihihi~! Thank you, girls! I wanted to look super kawaii for my PS4 debut, so here I am, ready to attract my fans with my new face!
Chihaya: So, Inky? Reiko? What do you think of my new model?
Reiko: That... that is lovely, Chihaya. I think you're going to make many people fall in love with you, thanks to your redesign.
Inky: You're going to become a magnet with that new smoking hot body!
Chihaya: Um... thank you, Inky.
Miki: So, how do I look?
Valkyrie: You look fascinating, Miki. I really think you'll do great in Platinum Stars!
Miki: Oh thank you, Valkyrie-san!
Ami: So, Klonie, how do you like the new Ami?
Mami: Does Mami look cheerful to you?
Lolo: Well, you two look rather cute to begin with.
Huepow: And you're still energetic as ever.
Klonoa: Needless to say, Ami, and Mami, you two are going to be awesome!
Ami & Mami: Arigatou, Klonie!
Yukiho: Um... do you like my new character model, Ki?
Ki: Why of course, Yukiho! With your shy tone, you'll be much cuter than before!
Yukiho: Thank... you. (smiles and blushes)
Makoto: So, Jin, do I look awesome?
Jin: Well... more than that... YOU'RE HOT!!!
Makoto (fangirl screams): THANK YOU, JIN!!! (faints, and comes to in a moment later) Eh-heh... sorry.
Yayoi: Hi, Clyde! How's my new look?
Clyde: It's really adorable, Yayoi! I adore the enhanced pigtails!
Yayoi: Ah! Arigatou, Clyde-chan! I'm glad you really like it! I can't wait to give it my best shot on the PS4!
Siegfried: Ritsuko... your braids... have you changed your hairstyle again?
Ritsuko: Yes. See, I can still perform onstage even if I'm producing Ryuuguu Komachi.
Velvet: It is a magnificent remodel, Ritsuko.
Ritsuko: Thank you, Velvet.
Azusa: So, Mappy, do you think I look lovely?
Mappy: Hmm... I don't like this new remodel... I LOVE IT!
Azusa: Thanks. (kisses Mappy, leaving Mappy pink temporarily)
Genis: Takane... your eyes... they have definitely changed since you and the others announced Platinum Girls and I love them so much...
Takane: Oh... thank you very much, Genis-san...
Genis: And I have one question... now that you're twice as pretty... (flirting comically a la Brock) would you like to go out with me?! (Lloyd and Colette comically fall over upon hearing that)
Lloyd & Colette: Genis!!
Takane: Uh... no...
Alisha: Wow, Hibiki! I adore that new face of yours! Now you look a lot more cooler than ever, girl!
Hibiki (laughs): Ah-hah-hah-hah-hah! Thanks, Alisha! Everyone had to get a re-do when Platinum Stars was announced!
Pac-Man: You all look really beautiful, thanks to the PlayStation 4!
Haruka: Our many thanks, Pac-Man! We're really happy you're enjoying our character remodels! Now let's get down to business, minna-san! (clears throat) According to our executive producer, Youzou Sakagami, there's going to be some new features! You all wanna hear?
Pac-Man: Absolutely! So, what's the first big feature?
Haruka: It has been 5 years since THE iDOLMASTER 2 was released, so as of this year, I'm happy to report that we will get another new logo for our series! It'll also symbolize the start of something new!
Heihachi: What? Again with that? It's already been almost 6 years since you've changed the logo. But since Platinum Stars marks the start of something new... why not? What's next, Chihaya?
Chihaya: The span of the camera work has been expanded. Now you will be able to see a maximum of 50,000 pen lights in the audience!
Wonder Momo (brightened, eyes sparkling): 50,000 pen lights!? That's so incredible! I would love that many people cheering me on! Anything else, Yayoi?
Yayoi: We have a new technology developed for this game! It's called Variable Tune!
Asuka: Variable Tune? Like variants of the same song? Is that what it is, Yayoi? I think some Idolmaster producers have been playing too many Rareware games.
Yayoi: Um... no, you're probably going to have to find out soon, Asuka-chan. Can't spoil anything before the game releases...
Yukiho: The reason why we were remodeled was because we now have a sense of softness.
Makoto: Plus, our personalities won't change much from normal, since the player will meet us for the first time at a training camp.
Miki: But keep in mind, not all of us our open-minded to do so. Like take Chihaya here, she may seem cold as first.
Haruka: And last but not least, we have the story. You guys wanna hear?
Pac-Man: OK sure! Let me guess, a new rival wants to defeat you? We already knew about Leon from 961PRO.
Haruka: Well, you may think that, Pac-Man, but... no. This game takes place in a parallel world of the series.
Velvet: Huh? Parallel?
Laphicet: As in imaginary?
Haruka: Well, something like that, but yes. We at 765PRO make our idol debuts as usual, but now, here's a twist. We're not that popular this time.
Sorey: Well, that's harsh.
Haruka: This is where our president Takagi made the decision to have all of us attend a training camp, and that's where the story begins!
Klonoa: Oh, OK, I get it now! So that explains the training camp I heard about when reading the magazine!
Haruka: Oh you have? Well, great for you, Klonoa-chan! And here's some great news for all of you! The game's development is currently 60% complete! It'll be coming later this year!
(Everyone is amazed in response to what Haruka said)
Mappy: 60% complete!?
Valkyrie: Such bravery...
Lloyd: That's incredible!
Wonder Momo: Congrats!
Spiral: Man, you girls have been working hard!
Pac-Man: OK, with all that being done and said, would all of you like to promote the game now for the fans, even though it's still in the works?
Haruka: We'd love to, Pac-Man! (clears throat)
765PRO ALLSTARS: THE iDOLMASTER Platinum Stars, coming soon to PlayStation 4!
(Everyone cheers for the girls, promoting their upcoming title)
Pac-Man: Come on, everybody, it's lunch time! I'll order us some pizzas! My treat!
(Everybody walks back in the hallway.)
Haruka: Oh, and did I tell you there will be a livestream at 9:00 PM tomorrow night?
Pac-Man: What? Oh... I forgot. I'll watch it before I go to bed. With you, Haruka.
Haruka: Oh, Pac-Man-chan! (laughs)
(Double iris out on Pac-Man and Haruka.)
- Good luck in THE iDOLMASTER Platinum Stars, 765PRO ALLSTARS, from all your BANDAI NAMCO friends and TheWolfBunny