XSEED Games have today confirmed that they will be launching Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed in North America on August 12th, 2014. This release will only be made on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, however the company have confirmed that they are also working on the enhanced PlayStation 4 port which will be available during the holiday season. It will be the first time that XSEED Games have chosen to support the current generation of video game consoles.
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. Players must repel a brooding malevolence that has fallen over Tokyo’s popular Akihabara 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 being handled by Nippon Ichi Software America in PAL regions, and will be released by the company from October 10th.