The Anime Expo panel for Bushiroad and KLab Games’ Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! smartphone game confirmed on Saturday that the game’s global version is slated for this year. The version will be available in English, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.
The game launched in Japan on April 15. The companies previously teased the global version’s visuals:
The game maintains the nine-button rhythm gameplay from Love Live! School Idol Festival, as well as the Bonds feature that will allow players to reveal unique character interactions. The game includes all Love Live! songs in the franchise thus far, including songs from rival groups that are not the center of the story, including A-RISE, Saint Snow, Sunny Passion, and Wien Margarete. The game also includes songs from the upcoming “Hasu no Sora Jōgakuin School Idol Club” (Hasu no Sora Girls’ School Idol Club) group from the franchise‘s upcoming “virtual school idol” project, as well as the franchise‘s recent first stage musical (which features an original plot and characters), for a total of over 500 songs.
Players of the earlier Love Live! School Idol Festival game are able to connect their old account to the new game before the game shuts down on March 31, and able to view all the cards they collected in that game within Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live!’s “Album” feature.
Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live!’s predecessor game Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game ended service on March 31, just 16 days before the 10th anniversary of the game’s release in Japan.
A new version of the game titled Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS launched in Japan in September 2019, and launched globally in February 2020. The game contained the new Love Live! characters from the then-recently debuted Nijigasaki High School Idol Club idol group, and ran its story concurrently alongside the original Love Live! School Idol Festival.
The smartphone rhythm game launched alongside the franchise‘s first television anime in 2013, and told additional side stories and character-focused stories not seen in the anime. The game is primarily a rhythm game in which players tap the screen in time to on-screen prompts based on songs from the Love Live! franchise. The game launched overseas in 2014. It has since spawned the Love Live! School Idol Festival ~Afterschool Activity~ arcade game in 2016, and the arcade game in turn was ported to the PlayStation 4 console in 2021.