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    Idol Showdown Surpasses 200,000 Downloads on Steam

    A major milestone achieved in less than two days.

    Besto Games and Besto Game Team announced fan-made free-to-play Hololive fighting game Idol Showdown surpassed 200,000 downloads worldwide on PC via Steam. The new fighting game quickly became a success following its launch on May 5 with thousands of concurrent players. 

    According to Besto Games, over 10,000 concurrent players are running Idol Showdown on Steam. Idol Showdown reached this concurrent player milestone is less than 48 hours since launch. Several VTubers have played Idol Showdown in this short window including Inugami Korone, IRyS, and Kaela Kovalskia. Coincidentally, Korone is also a playable fighter in Idol Showdown alongside Shirakami Fubuki and Shishiro Botan.

    Besto Games also launched two new updates for Idol Showdown today with several bug fixes for online play and AI. The first update, hotfix 1.0.4, adds a new song to the Collections menu while adjusting online stability and the game’s localization. Hotfix 1.0.5 replaces Botan’s voice lines with her own requested voice lines, and more general bug fixes were applied. Moreover, both updates resolve issues affecting Botan as a playable character. 

    Patch notes for the Idol Showdown version 1.0.4 and version 1.0.5 updates are available below via Steam:

    Idol Showdown Updates (May 7, 2023)

    Hotfix Version 1.0.4

    • Added New Song to Collections Screen
    • Bugfixes:
      • General Online stability bugfixes
      • General Localization updates
      • Resolved issue where the AI would not be disabled upon going to Tutorial after playing Arcade Mode
      • Botan: Resolved issue where you could be grabbed while in knockdown

    Hotfix Version 1.0.5

    • Features:
      • Started Replacing Botan Voice lines with Botan’s Requested voice lines. (Thank You So much!)
    • Bugfixes:
      • Resolved issue where Botan’s POIs were not detected as projectiles by AI
      • Resolved issue in Training Mode where Instant Block setting would not reduce pushback
      • Resolved issue causing launch problems on some systems.
      • General Online bugfixes

    Lastly, Idol Showdown is available now on PC via Steam with English and Japanese language options. 

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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