Love Live! Is a Japanese multimedia project that began in 2010. The franchise has produced video games, card games, manga adaptations, and hundreds of songs accompanied by music CDs, anime music videos, and live concerts. Love Live! School Idol Festival is the very first smartphone rhythm game adaptation of the Love Live! Franchise. It launched alongside a TV anime series in 2013. The gameplay consists of tapping the screen to the rhythm of songs and deck building. Players will train and support various school idols in order to strengthen their units and clear performances.
After nearly a decade, Love Live! School Idol Festival will be shutting down at the end of March of this year. The sale of consumables such as Love Gems, Packs and Passes have been suspended. Players are encouraged to spend whatever is left of what they have, as anything that goes unused will expire March 31.
[#SIF] 📢End of Service📢
Love Live! School Idol Festival will be terminating its service March 31st, 16:00 JST.
After this time, the game will not be able to be downloaded, and the game service will be terminated.
🌟 https://t.co/AtTam6d75f 🌟#lovelive #スクフェス #LLSIF pic.twitter.com/c5uJn6xrq8
— Love Live! 🌼 Idol Story 🎀 (@idoldotst) January 31, 2023
Fortunately, the sequel to School Idol Festival is currently in production. Love Live! School Idol Festival 2 Miracle Live! will be released in the future. Players will be able to continue their progress from the old version to the new, with supported features such as game data transfer and album transfer. Special rewards will be given out according to their progress in the original game at the time of termination.
While no official release date has been set for the successor game, players and fans from all over the world will rest easy knowing the game’s legacy will definitely continue.
Source: Love Live! School Idol Festival Game Shuts Down After Nearly 10 Years, SIF Great Thanks Campaign Part1