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14 September 2010

AKB48 PSP Video Game [AKB1/48 Idol to Koishitara...]

And the selection of AKB48 merchandise expands with...a video game!?? Yes, you read that right, AKB48 will have its very own game released under Bandai Namco Games for the Sony Play Station Portable (PSP).

So what's this game about? [AKB1/48 Idol to Koishitara...] (AKB 1/48 If I Were to Love an Idol…) is a love simulation game. In this rather fanservicey-sounding game, all 48 members of AKB48 appear, and the concept is that you have to choose 1 and reject the other 47.
Wait, what? Can you even do that? Wow. Why can't we just accept them all. Damn TOs*.
Apparently all of the members love you (the player), and you have to dodge all of their confessions and attempts to get with you, ending up with 1 girl.

The game will use 10,000 photographs of the members, as well as about 80 minutes of video of the members confessing their love to the player and full voice recordings of all the members' dialogue.

Official website: http://psp-akb48.channel.or.jp/

More pictures: http://www.famitsu.com/news/201009/images/00033476/JCLJnNhyM2afkc8g7z2qh2t42r2Ogq3J.html

AKB1/48 Idol to Koishitara...
Release date: 23 December 2010
First Press Edition : 10,479yen (First Press Only)
- Game
- Bonus UMD Disc with videos not included in the game (approx. 120min)
- 10 BLTs
- Making-Of DVDs (2 discs, approx. 240min)
- Lifesize Kiss Mark (48 included)
- Changeable Jacket (24 covers, 48 sides)
- Special Box

Limited Edition: 7329yen (printed until the end of March 2011)
- Game
- Bonus UMD Disc with videos not included in the game (approx. 120min)
- 3 BLTs (first press only)

Normal Edition: 5229yen
- Game
- 1 BLT (first press only)

Premier Special Pack: 36,729yen
- AKB Playstation Portable
- Changeable Kiss Mark Battery Covers (48 included)
- Game
- Bonus UMD Disc with videos not included in the game (approx. 120min)
- 10 BLTs
- Making-Of DVDs (2 discs, approx. 240min)
- Lifesize Kiss Mark (48 included)
- Changeable Jacket (24 covers, 48 sides)
- Special Box

More after the jump

I don't know about you, but i'm especially amused by the game concept. It's basically every fanboy's(or even fangirl) dream come true. Melos disagrees though: "Not mine actually. More like my worst nightmare. I don't want to reject 47 girls. I'm MD** after all."

Well, since it's under Bandai, it should be an okay game, but I have reservations about this game, it sounds like any other love simulation game from Japan, just that they increased the number of girls to 48. In short, it sounds like another wallet rape, but I can bet many people would be very willingly raped.

Hell, I'm a girl, but I feel like getting the Premier Special Pack JUST FOR THE AKB-BRANDED PSP. Seriously. Who wouldn't want that??

* TO = Tan Oshi (Likes one member only and doesn't care about the rest)
** MD = Minna Daisuki (Likes all members, though has his favourites clear)

Press event


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean! I'm a girl too, but I still want the AKB-branded PSP.

In fact, right now I'm trying to think of some way to either convince my parents to buy me the game, or find some way to sneak by them and buy the game (which is almost impossible, since I don't have a credit card). XDDD

Anonymous said...

I want the Premier pack for the AKB branded PSP but...
1. It's pink and I'm a male!!
2. It's freaking EXPENSIVE!
- Very difficult to buy outside JP
- YesAsia (HK) has it for $625 USD when the listed price is ~$450 USD!! OUCH!