The AKB48 Arcade Game Is Pretty Much AKB48 House Of The Dead

By Spencer . February 6, 2014 . 11:38pm


szombie-01Bandai Namco Games is bringing the idols from AKB48 to the arcade, but Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Edition isn’t a run of the mill music game. It’s a light gun shooter where you shoot vaccine bullets to rescue zombified AKB48 members. The  zombie faces for the character models were made by scanning facial data from the AKB48 members.


Before you head out to on your mission you can pick one unzombified AKB48 member as a partner. Ryoka Oshima, Mayu Watanabe, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rina Kawaei, Anna Iriyama, Haruna Kojima, and Miki Noshino are confirmed as partner characters.


Of course, Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Edition has a music part. There’s a rhythm portion with four songs including Flying Get and Gingham Check where the zombie idols dance.




Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Edition is slated for release in April 2014.

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  • Natalie Rath

    WEIRD. This.. is SO WEIRD! I… want to try.

  • Xerain

    And not a single reference to Thriller was made.

  • ShinStar

    The musical part reminds me of Music Gun Gun. Man I want to play that game still. Sigh.

  • DXTakamina

    Ill feel awkward shooting them while Heavy Rotation blasts out of the speakers xD

  • Daniel Gulyas

    I had to read this twice to make sure it wasn’t a joke…

    At least they’re creative with their license? Loved AKB0048…

  • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

    This sounds so out there on the what the fuck scale but it looks pretty fun lol

  • neocatzon

    Their body still intact. This is rude to veteran zombies.

  • Darthgundam

    Kojima Haruna actually isn’t in this. Kojima Mako is, however, so it could be a simple mistake

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha OOH yeah, curing them with a vaccine sounds a lot more palatable than a game about blasting apart idols. That sounds like it can reach a very creepy place very quickly.

    That aside, dancing zombies! If there is not even a mention of Thriller, I will be very dissapoint.

  • Kamen Rider Rayz

    Boring as hell…… I’ll pass……

  • GalGun meets AKB48.

  • DyLaN

    Sounds amusing in a “WTF” way. If its available at my country arcades someday might try it.

  • TrueDefault

    I wanna see this in motion!

  • Hentailover

    This is way 2spooky4me

  • Furu Chi

    I need to see this in action!! *searchesinyoutube*

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World


  • Warboss Aohd

    …………..well at least it isn’t a movie about Zombie Beavers (before you ask……….yes, yes that is a thing now apparently.)

  • souio

    The Rhythm of the Dead

  • Tom_Phoenix

    It looks like the AKB48 idols have been spending way too much time at the disco down at Valhalla sector.

  • Yan Zhao

    lol Japan. Im actually interested in how this plays.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    I love AKB48! I hope they start doing more stuff in America.

  • Rolling Guy

    Really weird seeing Mayu as a Zombie. :/

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