Utano Princesama Shining is an anime rhythm game with idol-raising features developed by KLab in partnership with series developer Broccoli. This is one of the most fun rhythm-type games, as it takes inspiration from a real-life anime band. For that reason only, it had massive popularity and a huge fanbase as a rhythm game.
KLab, the game’s developer, announced that the global version of the Utano Princesama Shining Live mobile game would officially shut down on December 26. It was heartbreaking news for the fan of the game and the band because the game was popular worldwide with a good fanbase dedicated to it.
In this article, we will discuss all that we know about the game for now and the whole time schedule for the game’s shutdown. So Give it a proper read to understand more.
Utano Princesama Shining Live Shutdown
KLab, The developer, shared the upcoming schedule for what will happen as we approach the end of October. Below is the planned schedule for the game in chronological order.
October 25, 2022
After the scheduled maintenance, photos that were available in Normal Photo Shoots up to June 2022 (Daybreak of the Ocean) will be added to the lineup, except for the Shining Stage Sanrio Collab cards. Furthermore, the UR pull rate for Normal Photo Shoots will be raised to 6%.
October 26, 2022
The Shining Live Pass subscription service will no longer be available to purchase. Those who have it active will automatically receive a cancellation e-mail from Google Play. You can still take advantage of the Pass advantages until the next billing period.
November 30, 2022
Prisms and other Limited-Time Items will no longer be available to purchase. At the same time, Special Photo Shoots will no longer be available.
December 19, 2022
All of the Photo Shoot and Event Photos up until August 2022 will be added to the Memorial Bangle Exchange. Players can exchange each card for just 1 Memorial Bangle each.
December 26, 2022
The Utano Princesama Shining Live app will be delisted from the app stores, and new account creation will no longer be possible. The game is forecasted to be shut down within 31st December completely.
Why the shutdown?
The Developers are yet to disclose a full report of why the game is shutting down. But the most foreseeable answer is that the game’s popularity has constantly declined since the beginning of 2021. The fanbase saw a huge drop in player count, and the game’s server became old, laggy, and choppy. On the whole, the game lost the fun and excitement it once provided, so it just died away like any other popular game. But as it had a niche loyal fanbase, it was a sad event for many players around the globe.