I*CHU Chibi Edition Coming to Switch in the West

    Physical edition confirmed.

    PQube and Opera House confirm that “rhythm action idol adventure” game I*CHU Chibi Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch in the west. This new game combines otome visual novel elements with the rhythm game genre for an intriguing idol experience.

    The original I*CHU game launched on November 10, 2022 for Nintendo Switch in Japan. Originally, I*CHU was planned for a spring 2022 launch, but a delay was decided to improve the game’s quality. After nearly two years, I*CHU is coming to Nintendo Switch in the west for the first time. 

    I*CHU Chibi Edition Physical Edition Confirmed

    Promotional material for I*CHU Chibi Edition confirms that a physical release will come on Nintendo Switch. Further details, including a release date, were not announced yet.

    In the meantime, check out the new announcement trailer below.

    Here’s an overview of I*CHU Chibi Edition, courtesy of PQube

    I*CHU’s Story

    Your time as a producer has come! Aspiring idols need guidance on their journey to stardom and only you can provide it.

    Created by a renowned talent agency, Etoile Vie School is a special academy designed to teach and train idols to be. 32 idols-in-training, also known as “I-Chu” have been chosen to attend this academy and are all working hard towards their major debut.

    Separated into stylistically different groups, each idol has their own individual aspirations and unique personality, but with challenging hurdles ahead they must find the right way to understand and get along with each other.

    Enter you! It’s your job as their teacher and producer, to guide these unique characters, through their struggles and stresses, helping them make music and resolve issues, to become the ultimate idols in the music industry!

    Key Features

    Guide 32 aspiring idols towards their ultimate debut. Play rhythm action games to unlock characters and create your own groups. Follow the characters’ journeys through the main story and support them through their struggles!

    • Visual Novel: As a teacher and producer, it’s your job to support the boys on their journey to becoming an idol. Explore their individual stories, and help them follow their dreams.
    • Endless Talent: 32 idols into 9 separate groups! Different styles of music and performances, choose your favourite or love them all equally!
    • Rhythm Action: Fast-paced and exciting rhythm action mechanics revolutionised for the Nintendo Switch, choose touchscreen or controller input!
    • Star Studded: Over 80 original songs featuring top Japanese voice actors. Experience their beautiful voices whilst you play to ensure your idols are putting on successful shows!
    • Gacha Without The Microtransactions: Successfully complete shows to unlock currency to scout idols. Choose your favourites from the line-up to create your own original group – all without spending a penny in microtransactions!
    • Increasing Difficulty: Are you a god at rhythm action or a newbie dipping your toes? From Normal, all the way up to Nightmare mode, prepare to challenge yourself!
    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:

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