Akiba’s Trip Release Date and PS4 Version Announced

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XSEED Games announced today plans to release the PlayStation 4 version of Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed, in addition to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions they had previously announced. The PS4 version was released earlier this year in Japan as an HD port of the PS3 and Vita versions and will be released in North America this holiday season. XSEED also clarified plans for the PS3 and Vita versions of the game. Both will be available on August 12th for $39.99 both at retail and digitally via the PlayStation Network.

Here’s what XSEED has to say about the game:

Released as AKIBA’S TRIP 2 in Japan, the title received a Gold Award by Famitsu upon its release. The all new standalone story in AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed takes players on an eclectic trip through Tokyo’s “Electric Town” electronics district in which they will battle vampire-like foes in over-the-top, highly stylized role-playing action. Dual Audio with English and Japanese voiceovers complement a narrative dripping with satire and nods to Japanese culture to create a bewitching modern day supernatural “otaku” adventure.

In AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, players must repel a brooding malevolence that has fallen over Tokyo’s popular Akihabara (Akiba for short) electronics district. Akiba has been invaded by creatures known as “Synthisters” who prey on the anime- and game-obsessed patrons of Akihabara like vampires, but feast on their social energy and will to live rather than their blood. Only direct exposure to sunlight can stop this menace.

That’s where players come in. Taking the role of a young man named Nanashi who was transformed into one of the walking undead himself, players must identify which of the outwardly human men and women of Akiba are Synthisters with the help of a handy in-game smartphone app, then free them of their clothes, exposing them to sunlight and sending them to the netherworld. To achieve this, players will use everyday objects from baseball bats to comic books to motherboards as weapons, beating enemies into submission before attempting to literally grab the shirts off their backs. Once enough stripping experience has been gained, each of the enemies’ unique clothing items can be claimed by players for their personal use as well.

 

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  • IceSamurai Dono

    I was looking forward to this game after hearing Josh talk about it. I want it on the vita but i did price check it on playasia but now i hmdont have to import!!