At the Love Live! School Idol Festival Series Fan Appreciation Festival 2022 event last night in Japan, the franchise announced that an official sequel for the smartphone game will be released. Titled Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live!, the game will feature every school idol band from the Love Live! franchise thus far with a story that is set to connect all the generations.
A teaser trailer and visual for the game were released that features μ’s Honoka Kosaka, Aqours’ Chika Takami, Nijigasaki High School Idol Club’s Ayumu Uehara and Liella!’s Kanon Shibuya running to a stage.
Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! is set to feature every song from the franchise released thus far to be playable, though will exclude some remixes and solo songs. The franchise also announced that unlike the first game, the Ultra Rare card illustrations for the second game will now be horizontal, revealing the first card from Miracle Live! to be one featuring Honoka, Kotori and Umi looking at cherry blossoms.
Details on the release of Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! has yet to be announced with dates and smartphone OSes to be confirmed. The first Love Live! School Idol Festival was released in 2013 and was free-to-play with in-game currency options, which Miracle Live! will continue.
Love Live! Superstar!! season 2 is the current season of the franchise and is being directed by Takahiko Kyogoku at Bandai Namco Filmworks. The series premiered on July 17 in Japan with Crunchyroll streaming the series, describing it as such:
The first students have arrived at Yuigaoka Girls’ High School, a new academy built on the crossroads of Omotesando, Harajuku, and Aoyama. With no history, no upperclassmen to rely on, and no name to speak of, this school’s totally starting from scratch! In the midst of this, a team of five girls led by Kanon Shibuya discover “school idols.” —I love singing! I really do! And I want to accomplish something with it! So the hopes of these stars, still small in stature, begin to accumulate…and so begins the “School Idol Project” of five girls with a blank slate and infinite potential.
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.