X360 Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | 6:24 PM

Idolmaster new Famitsu scans

Idolmaster new Famitsu scans

This weeks Famitsu was quite busy with new XBox360 articles, but for now here's just another look at Namco's forthcoming 'J-idol manager' simulation called The Idolmaster, and the new girl character that was introduced in this issue. For all four people that care...me included !


All comments

Commented on 2006-09-13 18:39:38
My daughters would probably like this game if it wasn't to hard to play
Commented on 2006-09-13 18:58:37
Umm..yeah, it looks okay I guess. What exactly is the premise of this game?
Commented on 2006-09-13 18:59:58
i dunno about the game itself but.... Next-gen Cell Shading FTW!
Commented on 2006-09-13 19:04:03
I hope someone picks this up for publishing outside Japan.
Commented on 2006-09-13 19:16:42
My Lord, the cel-shading is incredible!
Commented on 2006-09-13 20:16:32
hot hot hot
Commented on 2006-09-13 20:35:30 In reply to chewbacaattack
Posted by chewbacaattack
hot hot hot
http://masklinnscans.free.fr/4chan/pedo_bear.png
Commented on 2006-09-13 20:35:52
Hotttt! haha, Man the cel-shading is, like munkie said, incredible. This is made by Namco? man i hope the Cel-shading in this game is the same if not better in Trusty bell!
Commented on 2006-09-13 20:39:10
The Cell shading isn't anything special.

Go check Rogue Galaxy out and this looks pretty crappy in comparison.
Commented on 2006-09-13 21:15:43
Nice, looks ok to me, I dunno much about this game, but I assume the title sums it up.
Commented on 2006-09-13 21:32:56 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
The Cell shading isn't anything special.

Go check Rogue Galaxy out and this looks pretty crappy in comparison.
Cel-shading in Rogue Galaxy is something else, huh? Considering it's on an older platform as PS2.

But this game's graphics look great as well. Most likely it'll never get released outside Japan, tho... this kinda games as love sims never do.
Commented on 2006-09-13 21:52:51
I feel dirty.
Commented on 2006-09-13 22:12:06
That's what I call good cel-shading O_O
Commented on 2006-09-14 01:22:09 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
The Cell shading isn't anything special.

Go check Rogue Galaxy out and this looks pretty crappy in comparison.
Are you joking?

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3895/roguegalaxy20060817025956018mr5.jpg
Commented on 2006-09-14 01:47:59
how big is this famitsu magazine? it says pages 228 & 229!!! :|
Commented on 2006-09-14 01:59:03
It's huge. It's like THE dream gaming mag. That's why it's so popular and used as reference all around the world.

In Japan, even comic weekly books are huge... big as phone directories.
Commented on 2006-09-14 05:30:29
cel shading looks great on it, shame it's one of those horrid awful anime type games. But well shows how good cel shading can look on a 360
Commented on 2006-09-14 05:38:03 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
The Cell shading isn't anything special.

Go check Rogue Galaxy out and this looks pretty crappy in comparison.
The cel shading in that game looks only good in the cutscenes.
Commented on 2006-09-14 05:49:34
The name of the new character is Mai Miki
Commented on 2006-09-14 07:43:25 In reply to Kai_Ozu
Posted by Kai_Ozu
Are you joking?
Considering X360 is -at least- 10 times more powerful than PS2, yeah, Rogue Galaxy fares really well.

But the Cel-Shading in this animesque game looks great. You can barely tell it's polygons.
Commented on 2006-09-14 15:21:17
Is that all 3D?! O.o

I thought those characters were just bitmaps!
Wanna see it in motion
Commented on 2006-09-14 16:43:57
considering the first entire page is a chick sitting their talking... i stand to wonder

is this an anime porn game?

or

some form of mental treatment for men to deal with women and communication?

i just still dont get exactly what the game is about or what kind of game its going to be, except that its cell shaded which i must say looks great... loooks like a anime magazine
Commented on 2006-09-15 00:12:15
It's an Idol manager game (Pop star manager). Says so in the news. It's the usual sim kinda game that gets released only in Japan
Commented on 2006-09-15 20:57:58 In reply to Leingod
Posted by Leingod
It's huge. It's like THE dream gaming mag. That's why it's so popular and used as reference all around the world.

In Japan, even comic weekly books are huge... big as phone directories.
jeeez!!! so u only get to pick what, like one hobby in japan? u r either a gamer or a comic fan? lol who has the time to go through all that s#it on a weekly basis? damn!

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