PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL, THIS IS MERELY TO PROVE THERE IS INTEREST IN IT. I PLAN TO SHOW THIS TO ANY ENGLISH GAME LOCALIZING COMPANIES THAT WILL GIVE ME THE CHANCE TO SHOW THEM.
The Idolmaster 2(アイドルマスター ツー,Aidorumasutā Tsū , officially romanized as THE iDOLM@STER 2) is a console raising simulation game released exclusively in Japan by Namco Bandai Games on February 24, 2011 The game is a sequel to The Idolmaster, and follows the career of a producer who works for the fictional integrated 765 Production and 961 Production idol agencies and has to work with a selection of thirteen pop idols. The game was released for the PlayStation 3 on October 27, 2011.
Knowledge of the first game is certainly not required to enjoy this game (Plus the first one is only avaliable on xbox360), if you do feel the need to know at least a bit about the characters before playing the second game I personally recommend the anime based off of the games (The iDOLM@STER). It is a lot of fun to watch. It is quite a popular game in Japan and has a large international fanbase.
I know there is a market out there for an English release of this game, and I personally know quite a few people who want a release too. At the very least I think most people would appreciate a patch on the JP PSN for a few thousand yen or a patch on the US or EU PSN for around $10-$25 that can be added on to the Japanese release of the game putting in an English language. (Which can in fact be played on international PS3s)
Please sign if you would also like an English release for this game. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you do choose to sign.