Hot off the heels of our Tales of Innocence R event is a rerun of last year's iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls collab! And, what's this, a preview for a continuation?
In a surprise turn of events, Bandai Namco's Youtube channel has updated with another preview for this month, focusing on one thing only: A collaboration between THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls and Tales of The Rays! We had a collab with them last year and it was announced recently that the collab would rerun once the last event focusing on Tales of Innocence ended. And so they delivered what they promised, but it turns out simply rerunning the same collab isn't enough. Check out the preview to see what's upcoming!
As shown in the preview, we're getting two new crossover characters from iDOLM@STER. This time we're getting the diminutive Anzu Futaba and the towering Kirari Moroboshi. Their Mirrage Artes are shown in the video, following suit with Haruka and Uzuki's in that they are solo performances on a stage. Also, the end of the video strongly hints towards Leia getting a new Collaborative Mirrage Arte. No mention of when these characters will come, but we're promised it'll happen soon!
Of course, the whole thing is new for those of you who missed last year's Cinderella Girls collab. The two characters we got last time that are returning this time are Ranko Kanzaki and Uzuki Shimamura. The returning featured characters are Velvet, Kohaku and Cheria. The event takes a raid format, with a series of quests to unlock Uzuki followed by a raid to unlock Ranko.
There's also a Free Multi and a Dia Step Up that results in guaranteed Mirrage Artes and 5 star weapons for the two crossover characters. Even if you're not interested, it may be a good idea to take advantage of these deals to get guaranteed powerful artes and characters! There's also new 6th enhancement materials for the idols, further incentivizing participation in the raid to power up the characters further. This is likely the only chance to get these, so be dilligent! The Dates and Times for the event are below.
|THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Collab Part 1||Start Time||End Time|
|Event Quests||May 20th, 14:00 JST||May 31st, 13:59|
|Raid Battle||May 20th, 14:00 JST||May 31st, 13:59|
|Gacha Banner + Step Up Banners||May 20th, 14:00 JST||May 31st, 13:59|
|Ticket Banner||May 20th, 14:00 JST||June 7th, 13:59|
Finally, in the lead up to the release, the official twitter account for Rays tweeted out the concept art for the Tales characters getting collaboration costumes.
— 【公式】テイルズ オブ ザ レイズ (@talesof_therays) May 18, 2020
— 【公式】テイルズ オブ ザ レイズ (@talesof_therays) May 19, 2020
— 【公式】テイルズ オブ ザ レイズ (@talesof_therays) May 20, 2020
That's all for now. Keep an eye out for more news regarding this collaboration soon, and reminder that co-op play is due to come back later this month alongside the new story chapter as well!