Namco Bandai developed a PSP game where players could date the girls from idol group AKB48 last year… and they shipped over 400,000 units of it. That should explain why AKB 1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam is slated for release this fall.
The premise hasn’t changed. Your goal is to get one of the idols to confess their love for you. Perhaps, the big difference between the two titles is the setting. Namco Bandai shot the love confession scenes for this game in Guam, a popular vacation spot for Japanese tourists.
Three editions of the game will go on sale on October 6. You can get a copy of AKB 1/48: I Fell in Love With an Idol in Guam with one idol photograph for 5,229 yen ($65).
The limited edition includes three photographs plus a UMD video with 120 minutes of unused footage for 7,329 yen ($90).
Finally, there is the "Please Don’t Auction It!" box set. Namco Bandai packed the PSP game, UMD video, 10 photographics, a making & fashion DVD collection with four discs (420 minutes of footage), Team 4 special DVD (90 minutes), 48 vertical posters, product codes to download 48 custom PSP themes, and a Blu-ray disc with HD versions of all the love confessions (70 minutes). This collector’s edition costs 13,629 yen ($169) and will probably be a lot more when it shows up on Yahoo Auctions.