It was only a matter of time, but it has been confirmed that Bandai Namco will be releasing a new title in AKB1/48 series of PlayStation Portable video games. Titled AKB1/153: Renai Sousenkyou (AKB1/153: 恋愛総選挙 / AKB1/153: Love General Election), the third title of the series will finally add members from AKB48’s sister groups SKE48, NMB48 and the most recent HKT48. The game will feature all new content and is scheduled for a year end release on December 20th 2012.
AKB1/153 will come in both PlayStation Vita and PSP versions of the game, which will both cost 7,329 yen. As before, a special limited edition version will be available for 14,679 yen which will include 16 hours worth of making of DVDs, a bikini photobook featuring all members and 10 random (also bikini) photos. According to the new website set up this morning, the promotional video for this new game will be released tomorrow. Keep a lookout at the AKB1/153 official website for more updates soon.
Interestingly, the subtitle of the game bears an identical title to last year’s YM7 song of which Sashihara Rino recently released a solo version of as a B-Side in Soredemo Sukidayo.Click here to search CDJapan for official AKB48 goods.