|Digital Release:||Nintendo DSi, 3DS
May 22, 2009 (EU) [Pop Superstar: Road to Celebrity]
May 25, 2009 (US)
February 24, 2010 (JP) [Idol*Nights]
|Delisting:||On or before May 13, 2019|
|Links:||Gameloft homepage [Archive]
Nintendo.com page (EU) [Archive]
American Popstar: Road to Celebrity was delisted from the Nintendo 3DS eShop on or before May 13th, 2019. This is the earliest date where a Google Cache archive shows that the game’s Nintendo.com page was online but with no option to buy.
As several DSiWare titles from Gameloft remain available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop as of this writing, it seems likely that the delisting had something to do with licensing. It is also possible that this and other delisted titles from Gameloft were licensed from independent studios or were supported by internal teams that are no longer able to maintain the games, resulting in their removal from sale.
The game was previously delisted from the DSi itself on March 31st, 2017 when Nintendo shut down the DSi Shop.
About the Game
“Evolve into the greatest Pop Superstar! Get immersed in the enthralling and interactive success story of a young hopeful in the music milieu evolving into the greatest pop star in the world!
There are lots of different tasks to take on as you travel the road to fame. Wash dishes in a café to pay for your food as you strive for stardom, or show off your latest dance skills on the dance mat at home! Talk, share activities and be friendly or unfriendly with numerous characters. You can also customise your character’s name and appearance and develop skills and personality through your actions.
There are four musical mini-games: Guitar, Singing, Drums, and Dance. Record your voice, take your own photos, and sign autographs! And why not pair up with friends and take on the two multiplayer modes for 2-4 players?“