The Idolm@ster is... an interesting franchise. It's a simulation game where you take on the role of a producer in order to train your very own idol -- raising them to fame. The thing is, Idolm@aster never left Japan, likely due to its, err... rather niche audience. Well, lucky us, three Idolm@ster games are being brought to North America. When you hear the details though, you might be surprised.
THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA's three versions, Melodic Disc, Harmonic Score, and Rhythmic Record are now avaialbe on the iOS app store. Yes, these are mobile titles. Here's where it gets worse -- each version of the game retails for $54.99. To pick up all of them will cost a whopping $165. Oh, and they'll also have DLC available. In other words, if you want to raise you own idol, you better have a thick wallet.
Here's a quick look at THE iDOLM@STER SHINY FESTA care of the GensoFinalFantasy Youtube account.