Xseed Games and Acquire's very over-the-top beat-em-up/action RPG, Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed, has been confirmed to be headed to the PS4 this Holiday season after it hits the PS3 and PS Vita on August 12th, 2014.
The PS4 version, like the other versions, will be available digitally and at retail, so there's no excuse not to check it out when it releases later in the year.
Take a look at the fresh new trailer and screens for now. Make sure to stop by the new official website too: www.akibastrip.com
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XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the company will launch the over-the-top action RPG title, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system on August 12, 2014. XSEED Games has also revealed that the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system version of the game is scheduled to make its English-language debut later this holiday season. In addition, the official AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed website launched today and can be found at:www.akibastrip.com.
Released as AKIBA’S TRIP 2 in Japan, the title received a Gold Award by Famitsu upon its release. The all new standalone story inAKIBA’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.
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed is developed by ACQUIRE and published by XSEED Games in North America and will be available both physically for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems at participating retailers, as well as digitally on both systems via PlayStation Store, on August 12, 2014 for $39.99. Details about the PlayStation 4 system version will be revealed at a later date.
The PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system editions of this title have been rated Mature by the ESRB. The PlayStation 4 system edition is Rating Pending.
More information on the game can be found via the newly launched product website at www.akibastrip.com. For informationon XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames.
AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed is an open-world action RPG in which players undertake numerous missions in a virtual recreation of Akihabara, Tokyo's popular ”Electric Town” district. The player's goal is to identify vampires called “Synthesizers” with the help of an in-game smartphone app, then engage them in battle to strip their clothes off so their bodies are fully exposed to sunlight. Boasting a unique combat system in which everyday objects become weapons, multiple story routes, a varied cast of characters based on common anime and video game tropes and a narrative dripping with social satire and subtle nods to Japanese pop culture, AKIBA'S TRIP is a present-day supernatural adventure for the gamer in all of us.