Namco really outdoes Square this time.
Idolmaster, a popular series of rhythm games with an element of pop-star raising sim, has made its way west today as a trilogy of iOS apps that cost a whopping $54.99 each. Yes, each!
Published by Namco-Bandai, each of the three games – Harmonic Score, Melodic Disc and Rhythmic Record – is a port of a PSP trilogy originally release in October 2012 in Japan. The different episodes each feature different idols-in-training as the player is in charge of their performance.
Aside from costing a lot, each Idolmaster episode is a hefty download at roughly 2 GB each and close to 3 GB when installed. On the plus side, each app includes roughly 23 minutes of original animation, so that’s roughly an hour of anime girls crooning for only $165.
We’ve contacted Namco to figure out why in the world these are so outlandishly expensive.