Namco Bandai's new dating sim AKB1/48, featuring the girls of the popular Japanese dance group, AKB48, gives players the power to have one of the 48 lovely ladies as your girlfriend or reject their love and then watch them sink into a puddle of despair.
In a recent promo, the girls seemed hesitant about being in a game where they are frequently rejected by players.
The gaming packaging is quite extensive featuring a standard version: copy of the game and a picture of one of the girls, priced at 5,229 Yen.
The Limited Production Package retails at 7,329 Yen and nets you a copy of the game, 3 photos and a 120 minute UMD video disc with exclusive footage not found in the game.
The Premier Special Pack includes the game, earlier mentioned UMD, 2 DVDs with 240 minute making of features, 10 pictures, kiss mark stickers (48), selectable jackets for the game's case (48 variations), a special box, a special PSP-3000 unit, and a set of 48 kiss mark battery covers and will retail for a lovely 36,729 yen.
For the real hardcore, there is the AKB 1/48 Idol to Koishitara Single Print Run Version. When they say single print, they mean it. There's only one copy available in the entire world and it includes everything from the Premiere Pack except for the PSP. Priced at 10,479 Yen.
**Namco Bandai confirms lips are life size.
Here's the trailer, check it out,
AKB1/48 will be released in japan, December 23rd.