entertainment

New arcade game lets you get face-to-face with AKB48 members… and shoot them in the face

34 Comments

Starting this April in arcades everywhere, darlings of the idol scene, AKB48 will be making their debut in an arcade game. Unfortunately for fans they are also zombified and require you to take aim and unload on them with your handgun.

It’s called "Sailor Zombie AKB48 Edition," and as the name suggests it features members of the pop squad dressed up in adorable sailor outfits. Also as the name implies, the cuties are reanimated corpses who desire to eat your brains.

Luckily, you’re strapped with a plastic “vaccine gun” that can cure the ladies of their undead strife. And you know you want to start plugging away once they get into that old Thriller routine.

This zombie army is represented by Yuko Oshima, Mayu Watanabe, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rina Kawaei, Anna Iriyama, Mako Kojima and Miki Nishino. All of them are beautifully rendered in 3D, aside from their complexions.

If you happen to be in Chiba on Feb 14 or 15, you might want to head down to the Makuhari Messe Convention Center for a sneak peak of "Sailor Zombie AKB48 Edition." The rest of us in Japan will have to wait until April.

It’s truly an interesting game from the idol group though. Can AKB fans squeeze the trigger between Oshima-san’s doe eyes? Meanwhile, can AKB48 detractors resist shooting out the streetlights to save the idol septet? "Sailor Zombie AKB48 Edition" makers NEX Entertainment and Namco Bandai are hoping no on both counts, because that means more coins in the machine.

Read more stories from RocketNews24. -- AKB Fan Threatens Sarin Gas Attack Over Commercial -- Adult gamers act like small children by playing game meant for little girls, refusing to share -- Zombie-Themed Bar Sponsors Zombie Walks in Tokyo, Gives Patrons a Taste of Brains, Delicious Brains

© RocketNews24

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.


34 Comments
Login to comment

Just wondering if this is an official AKB48 product.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

no comment

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Unfortunately for fans they are also zombified and require you to take aim and unload on them with your handgun.

This must be a dream for a segment of their fanbase..... Wrong on so many levels.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Humm?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I guess it's for people who hate AKB48.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I guess it's for people who hate AKB48.

99.9% of JT posters.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

'adorable sailor outfits.' That phrase makes me more uneasy than the concept of the game itself.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Ha, Ha! Call of Duty 48...why vaccines? Just put them out of their misery. Big boss stage is to get rid of Akimoto monster.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

This is sick.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Given the contempt most Japanese men feel toward women, and given their fondness for acts of obscene degradation, I'm sure they fantasize that the handguns they use are shooting bullets of a different nature.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

@Kabukilover

This is sick.

On so many levels.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Just wondering if this is an official AKB48 product.

I would think so, considering you have Namco Bandai behind this game. I guess Akimoto doesn't mind as long as it lines his pockets.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Big AKB fan, big zombie fan. For me at least would like to try this out!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Ok, so now should we stop wondering why there is so much violence and abuse of young women in Japan?

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Zombified?................. So they gave 'em personalities? haha

Just give us the good ol' Sledge Saw, and we'll be right at 'em!

http://deadrising.wikia.com/wiki/File:Golden_Sledge_Saw.jpg

(Aren't we supposed to cut their heads off? Just watch, there'd be a mod for that.)

0 ( +1 / -1 )

OK, I'm no AKB fan by any means, but this is just twisted, and I would not play it at all.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Sick on so many levels. Regrettable that they have stooped to this level.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Every one of these girls is hot. Why would i want to shoot them when i can take them on a date? Just sayin.G.Pl

-1 ( +2 / -2 )

Why would i want to shoot them when i can take them on a date?

Negative, bro. AKB can't date. You gotta wait until they "graduate."

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I dont have to wait man. On the other hand they should get in line to play MY game! G‐play

-5 ( +0 / -4 )

and shoot them in the face

With what?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Disgusting.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Another worthless piece of cash cowing idea! What's next? Pachinko AKB slots? No, thanks!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Why they allowed themselves to be disgraced ? Cracked brain...

1 ( +1 / -0 )

@Sharon

They don't "allow" themselves to be or to do anything.

They follow orders.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Can we PLEASE get a decent Gundam simulator in the West?

P.S.

We will give you money.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I am waiting for the Justin Bieber version :P

2 ( +2 / -0 )

according to the article, you shoot to save, not to kill.

You have a vaccine gun, that somehow "vaccinates" the girls from something they've already caught.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

... so, I'm guessing the "vaccine gun" looks like it shoots mayonaise?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

i'd let em eat mah brains all day eeee'r day, know wut i'm sayin dawg?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I'm sure this will be a huge hit ....if you put next to the machine that sells girls panties and use the words from the JT article.."take aim and unload on them". Sorry I could not resist that......I'm such a perv....which explains why I'm single.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Splooging AKB48 girls with "vaccine"? This sounds like a thinly veiled "gamen hassha" pervo thing. If this is officially sanctioned by AKB48, then I feel truly sorry that it's come to this. If so, it's time to say goodbye to this group.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This seems like a nice game. Although, in my opinion, it's a poorly created game. Really, 'shooting them in the face'?... Come on...they could have created something more interesting or better yet, something that doesn't at least relate back to taking aim, as if 'gun aim'. I guess whatever makes money, though.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

There must be a market for this game as it must cost a small fortune to produce such a machine.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites