Love Live! School Idol Festival Mobile Game to End Service on March 31 After Nearly 10 Years
The purchase of Love Gems has already been concluded
After nearly 10 years in service, the Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game is closing down on March 31. In a post on the official website for the game, the developers thanked fans for playing the game and that they hope supporters will enjoy the game until the end of service.
We have posted notifications regarding the end of game service in-game and on the official website.https://t.co/121VyXzU1u#lovelive— Love Live! School idol festival Global (@lovelive_SIF_GL) January 31, 2023
Love Live! School Idol Festival started service in Japan on April 15, 2013, eventually opening worldwide on May 12, 2014. All the servers eventually combined by June 2021 with English players on the same server as Japanese players. The game began with μ's and brought Aqours into the fold in July 2016, even being the starting point to what would become Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club with some of the more popular N (normal) cards.
An arcade game Love Live! School Idol Festival: After School Activity was spawned from the original mobile title in December 2016, which was then ported to PlayStation 4 in December 2021.
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The in-game currency of Love Gems has already been made unavailable by the developers but is still available to be used, along with any passes and packs, until the game shuts down on March 31.
But this isn’t the end of Love Live! School Idol Festival as a sequel game, titled Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live!, is currently in development and will feature all the currently announced generations in one game. No date for the second game has been announced.
Source: Love Live! School Idol Festival on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.