iDOLM@STER Rhythm Games Are Pricey


      Namco Bandai Games has just released a rhythm game called The iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa. Originally released last year for the PSP, the game comes in three separate parts, probably because it’s full of music that would otherwise make the file size too large. But the really weird thing about The iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa is that the three apps that comprise the game cost $54.99 each.

      According to the game’s press release:

      In each episode of the Idolm@ster Shiny Festa collection, you are a music producer from
      imaginary talent agency 765 Productions. As a music producer, you must help your young
      protégées become pop idols through various rhythm music games. Level up individual
      idols to make them more popular with the audience as well as the rank of the band they’re
      a part of.

      Each episode also comes with a 23-minute anime. But even still, those prices are completely nuts in the App Store marketplace. If you really, really, really love anime rhythm music games, and have a ton of expendable income, these might be worth checking out. Probably not, though.

      The iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa PSP Trailer