Bandai 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.