Rice Digital Announces Akiba’s Beat NEET EDITION

Friday, January 27th, 2017

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The folks at Rice Digital are excited to announce their exclusive NEET EDITION of Akiba’s Beat. The following items are included in the Rice-exclusive Akiba’s Beat NEET EDITION:

•    The Standard Edition of AKIBA’S BEAT for PS4 or PSVITA
•    An exclusive high quality AKIBA’S BEAT bag
•    The official AKIBA’S BEAT soundtrack CD
•    An AKIBA’S BEAT art book
•    A lovable Pinkun plushie


Akiba’s Beat is an action RPG set in stylized recreation of present-day Akihabara. The game is coming to European PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita consoles this spring. You can already preorder the Rice-exclusive Akiba’s Beat NEET EDITION here:

You can also opt for the standard edition if you so please:


Check out the full press release below:

Rice Digital


Rice Digital, (Bristol, UK) January 26, 2017 – Rice Digital is excited to announce the Rice Digital exclusive NEET EDITION of AKIBA’S BEAT, the new action RPG from Japanese developer ACQUIRE. AKIBA’S BEAT is coming to Europe in spring 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

The Rice Exclusive AKIBA’S BEAT NEET EDITION includes:
•    The Standard Edition of AKIBA’S BEAT for PS4 or PSVITA
•    An exclusive high quality AKIBA’S BEAT bag
•    The official AKIBA’S BEAT soundtrack CD
•    An AKIBA’S BEAT art book
•    A lovable Pinkun plushie



Set in a stylised recreation of present-day Akihabara, AKIBA’S BEAT is an action RPG with an exciting real-time combat system. As dark forces descend on Electric Town, the people’s memories, hopes and dreams manifest in reality as delusions and warp Akihabara in strange ways, threatening the very fabric of time and reality!

It’s up to proudly self-professed NEET, Asahi Tachibana, to lead an eclectic group of chosen ones to take on the delusions perverting Akihabara.

AKIBA’S BEAT will be coming to Europe on PS4 and PSVita in spring 2017

The Rice Exclusive AKIBA’S BEAT NEET EDITION can be pre-ordered already from the following links:

PlayStation 4: http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/akibas-beat-ps4-neet-edition-collectors-edition
PlayStation Vita: http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/akibas-beat-psv-neet-edition-collectors-edition

In addition, Standard Editions are also available here: http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/series/akibas-series

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The Rice Digital Team

Rice Digital


Rice Digital ( http://ricedigital.co.uk ) is the number one UK-based website and online retailer dedicated to the world of Japanese games and Otaku culture. Founded in 2011 as a digital download platform and means of discovering Japan’s little-known doujin gaming scene, Rice Digital has grown to specialise in physical copies of niche Japanese games and merchandise – as well as offering Editorial content, news, previews, reviews and features from some of the finest specialist Japanese games writers.


ACQUIRE Corp. is a pioneer of the interactive entertainment industry, with a rich history of developing and publishing a wide variety of titles since its founding in 1994 such as Tenchu, Way of the Samurai, and AKIBA’S TRIP. With their office located in the city of Akihabara, which is known as the Tokyo mecca for people who are into anime characters and the “otaku” lifestyle, ACQUIRE takes pride in bringing Japanese culture and entertainment to a Western audience in the original content that they create. Please visit them at http://www.acquire.co.jp/eng/

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Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.