Akiba’s Beat Coming To PS4 and Vita On May 16
XSEED Games got in touch to announce they’ll be releasing Akiba’s Beat on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on May 16!
Check out the new trailer for the game below, and click after the break for some new information and screens on this release.
A spiritual successor to AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, AKIBA’S BEAT is a modern-day satirical spin on the classic Japanese RPG formula. Set in a true-to-life recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara district (“Akiba” for short), players will take control of a party of characters led by protagonist Asahi Tachibana as they seek to rid the town of anything out of sync with reality.
There are two sides to the gameplay: first, players will wander the streets and question the quirky Akihabara residents on a variety of subjects related to the mystery at hand, ultimately unlocking fantasy-themed dungeons known as “Delusionscapes” which are infested with monsters called “deluseons.” These deluseons are encountered on the map and fought in a party-based action battle system, putting players’ skills to the test and creating a uniquely challenging experience that seamlessly blends a real-life locale with the secret delusory world of its residents’ innermost desires.
If you’re thinking about getting a physical copy of the game, you should consider pre-ordering. Why? Because pre-order copies at participating retailers will include a pocket plushie of Pinkun.
We look forward to trying the game in a couple of months. If all goes according to plan we should have a review for you close to the game’s launch!