AKB48 Idols Star in Sailor Zombie Shooting Arcade Game
posted on by Reina Bolanos
Bandai Namco Games announced on Friday that an arcade game titled Sailor Zombie ~AKB48 Arcade Edition~ will arrive in Japanese arcades in April. Each play costs 200 yen (about US$2).
Sailor Zombie ~AKB48 Arcade Edition~ features members of idol group AKB48 as zombies. Players are able to play alongside one out of seven members (Yuko Oshima, Mayu Watanabe, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rina Kawaei, Anna Iriyama, Mako Kojima, Miki Nishino) of the group as they work together to shoot the zombies with an antidote and turn them back into humans. Along with fighting large monsters and curing members of AKB48 from the zombie infestation, there are also in-game rhythm games that must be completed at random points throughout the story. "Gingham Check" and "Flying Get" are among the four songs available.
The 3-D zombie faces were created using a scanner to obtain the facial structures of the real AKB48 members, off which each zombie was based.
A playable version of Sailor Zombie ~AKB48 Arcade Edition~ will be showcased at Japan Amusement Expo 2014 on February 14 and 15.