Namco Bandai Makes AKB48 Dating Game For PSP


akb48LovePlus has a fierce competitor, a PSP game Namco Bandai calls the ultimate love illusion game starring Akihabara idol group AKB48.

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AKB 1/48 Fall In Love With An Idol lets players “date” all 48 idols from the group. The goal of the game is to win the heart of your favorite idol. Each idol did their own voice acting plus posed for photos. Lots of photos. There are 10,000 pictures of the idols and over 80 minutes of video to watch.


AKB 1/48 Fall In Love With An Idol< is slated for December 23 as a standalone game and a handful of limited editions. The biggest one comes with: a limited edition AKB48 pink PSP-3000, 48 lipstick marked battery covers (one for each AKB member), real size kiss mark stickers (x48), ten photos, two making of DVDs with 240 minutes of footage, 24 cover art slips (double sided, one for each girl), a UMD video with unreleased footage (120 mins), and the game in a special box. The AKB 1/48 Fall In Love With An Idol premier pack will retail for 36,729 yen ($440). There’s AKB 1/48 another bundle with all of those items, minus the PSP for 10,479 yen ($125). A plain old game with no extras costs 5,229 yen ($63).


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