Namco’s trio of Idolmaster games for the PSP had fans arguing over which version to get or looking for reasons to justify purchasing all three of them. The just concluded “Go to the NEW STAGE! THE IDOLM＠STER 3rd ANNIVERSARY LIVE” event in Pacifico Yokohama certainly won’t help as new footage reveals more information about the games. It appears that fans favorite Miki Hoshii, who was mysteriously missing from the character line-up in the initial announcement, will jump ship to another production company called “961 Productions” and became the rival that your character must now beat if you pick The Idolm@aster SP: Missing Moon UMD, which apparently has the weaker line-up of the three. Two other idols from 961 were also revealed for The iDOLM@STER SP: The Perfect Sun and The iDOLM@STER SP: Wandering Star.
Update: Revised text, only one idol from 961 will be in each of the games.