Nintendo is prepping for the launch of Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 3DS next week in Japan, and what’s a better way to cater to the attention spans of geeks everywhere than the world’s most infamously silly girl band, AKB48? A nostalgic bunch of characters who appeal to aging otaku, and a group of contrived, bubbly and giggly girls gathered for marketing purposes to appeal to aging otaku.
It’s not a stretch to see who this commercial is aimed at.
Of course, the girls from AKB48 don’t actually appear in the game, but they can be designed by creating a Mii and importing the avatar for the Mii Fighter Swordfighter, Gunner, and Brawler. What are the chances that some Nintendo fans out there have the entire line-up of AKB girls already in their Nintendo 3DS’ and Wii U’s ready for just this occasion?
While you might think differently, I do not have a single member of AKB48 in my Mii collection nor do I know the names of even the most popular girls at the moment. In addition, I probably won’t even be using the Mii Fighter either. However, as for Super Smash Bros. which launches on the Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 3 in America and Wii U later this holiday season, I have just one thing I need to say.
I want youuuuuu! I need youuuuuu! I love youuuuuu!