Kira Kira Pop Princess is a music rhythm game that immerses the player in the world of Gaby as she learns the moods, styles and rhythms of Rainbow City, the city of fashion and music. Players guide Gaby through the many districts of Rainbow City as she dances her way ever closer to her dream of becoming as popular as Anna, the Rainbow City ‘Dance Queen’.
Rainbow City is built from many different districts, each with its own style and musical influences. In each, Gaby will meet a local girl who shares her dance passion and has a distinct fashion style and musical taste and by challenging and beating these locals in dance competitions, Gaby can unlock their fashion styles for her own wardrobe and dance on to new districts.
The gameplay in Kira Kira Pop Princess couldn’t be simpler. Once Gaby hits the dance floor players turn the DS vertically and use the touch screen and stylus to touch three coloured buttons in time with the beat. There are four moves to master with the stylus, including Single Touch, Single Slide left or right, Single Slide up or down and Continuous Slide left and right. Players will need to hit these moves on the coloured buttons, in time with the music, to keep Gaby dancing and build up their ‘Rainbow’ combos to beat their dance floor opponents.
Kira Kira Pop Princess allows players to customise their character with a huge range of new tops, skirts, shoes, hairstyles and accessories, all of which can be unlocked throughout the game by winning dance competitions across Rainbow City. Players will also be able to dress Gaby in their favourite fashion styles by collecting all parts of a particular look, whether it be hip-hop, gothic, school uniform or rock, to name but a few.
“Kira Kira Pop Princess is another quality handheld release from 505 Games for 2008,” commented Ian Howe, Managing Director, 505 Games. “The game perfectly captures all the elements of music, dance and fashion that young girls love and presents them in an accessible, entertaining and family friendly format.”
Kira Kira Pop Princess, developed by Dimple, will be published for the Nintendo DS by 505 Games in February 2008.