We’ve just talked about the rather bumpy road that Bloodstained has seen, both on the Vita and on Switch. Now, Uta no Prince-sama joins the family of franchises that have cancelled their Vita games: Dolce Vita will now come to Switch, and Repeat LOVE will see a similar treatment in December.
No idea what the franchise is about? Here’s some details:
Uta no Prince-sama (Japanese: うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ Hepburn: Uta no☆Purinsu-sama♪, lit. “Princes of Song”) is a Japanese visual novel game franchise published by Broccoli. The original game was first released on the PlayStation Portable on June 24, 2010, and since its release, the game has spawned multiple sequels and rhythm game spin-offs. The series has also been adapted into several manga series.
An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures began airing in 2012, titled Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000% (うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ マジLOVE1000％), which was then followed by three sequels and a 2019 animated film titled Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom.
The franchise has been well-received in Japan, with thousands of music CDs sold and charting on mainstream music charts. The games have been awarded “Best Consumer Game” in Dengeki Girls’ Style Otome Game Awards 2011.
Uta no Prince-sama is a comedy and romance visual novel in which the player assumes the character of Haruka Nanami. Uta no Prince-sama follows a branching plot line with multiple endings; depending on the decisions that the player makes during the game, the plot will progress in a specific direction.
There are seven main plot lines that the player will have the chance to experience, three which are initially available (four in All Star). Throughout gameplay, the player is given multiple options to choose from, and text progression pauses at these points until a choice is made. To view all plot lines in their entirety, the player must replay the game multiple times and make different choices to change the plot progression. The player must also complete various minigames, which affect the different endings. – Source: Wikipedia.
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