AKB48 has a video game coming out, oh and Halo Reach too…

Today’s post is all about video games!

First up, is AKB48’s upcoming video game…

Seriously, they have a video game coming out, and wouldn’t you know it, its some sort of dating sim style game! I always assumed it was a matter of time before we got something like this, so I’m not completely surprised, and considering its an AKB release, it comes with all sorts of sweet goodies.

The game is called AKB1/48 Idol to Koishitara… and will be released for the PSP this winter. There are 4 versions that will be made available:

(From Stage48):
First Press Edition : 10,479yen (First Press Only)

– Game
– Bonus UMD Disc with videos not included in the game (approx. 120min)
– 10 BLTs
– Making-Of DVDs (2 discs, approx. 240min)
– Lifesize Kiss Mark (48 included)
– Changeable Jacket (24 covers, 48 sides)
– Special Box

Limited Edition: 7329yen (printed until the end of March 2011)
– Game
– Bonus UMD Disc with videos not included in the game (approx. 120min)
– 3 BLTs (first press only)

Normal Edition: 5229yen
– Game
– 1 BLT (first press only)

Premier Special Pack: 36,729yen

– AKB Playstation Portable
– Changeable Kiss Mark Battery Covers (48 included)
– Game
– Bonus UMD Disc with videos not included in the game (approx. 120min)
– 10 BLTs
– Making-Of DVDs (2 discs, approx. 240min)
– Lifesize Kiss Mark (48 included)
– Changeable Jack

Like I said, the game is akin to other Japanese dating sims, only this one involved all the AKB girls and the goal is to reject the love confessions of all but one of the girls. Heck, that just sounds funny to me, so I think I’ll be buying this just for the hell of it…call me curious.

Now, this is the point in the post where I would complain about the price of the limited editions. I would never consider buying the premier edition considering I already have 2 PSP’s and don’t really need a third, but I normally would think the First press edition was a bit overpriced considering what you get…but no, I can’t say that this time around. Why is that, you ask?

That’s why. A $150CDN video game special edition. I have NO right to complain about the cost of the AKB game limited editions.

But damn, the Halo Reach Legendary edition is just frakking mind-blowing. There is so much cool stuff in this, though I suppose only a Halo fan such as myself can truly appreciate all the stuff you get with this edition. Of course, the center piece of all the extra goodies is the Noble Team statue:

Its pretty sweet, and highly detailed, as you can see. But like I said, there’s so much more stuff:

Inside the special edition case is not only the game, but a package containing a diary belonging to Halo character Dr. Halsey, who fans will know is the creator of the series Spartan Program. The thing that amazes me though is the attention to detail, and the lengths the creators of these extras went to make them look real. The package the diary comes is an actual bubble envelope, complete with shipping label, and the removable notes and photo’s stored in the back of the book look like real items and whatnot. For a hardcore Halo fan such as myself, these things contain so much awesome Halo lore and back-story its staggering.

I haven’t even gotten around to playing the game yet, but already this limited edition has amazed me more than any other video game special edition. Other goodies also include some in game stuff such as the Recon Helmet (Yes, we can has ReconđŸ™‚ ) ,a flaming head option and Elite officer armor.

Needless to say, that’s a ton of stuff.

3 thoughts on “AKB48 has a video game coming out, oh and Halo Reach too…

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  2. I wonder if this will be compatable with PSP’s in the states, or if we will have to buy them only in Japan where all the good stuff comes from.

    • The game itself will work fine on any normal North American PSP, though I think you might have some trouble if its a hacked one, considering you’ll likely need up-to-date firmware to run it. The movie UMD will likely not work though, as it will have an entirely different region setting seeing as its a movie.

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