E3 2016: Akiba’s Beat Trailer

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akibas beat

XSEED Games have released all sorts of fun new trailers and screens for various games. We will have them all coming to you!  

Akiba’s Beat is coming to the PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in Winter of 2016. This RPG has a lot to offer. Check out the fact sheet and trailer below.

Title: Akiba’s Beat
Publisher: XSEED Games
Platform: PlayStation 4/PSVita
Release Date: Winter 2016
Genre: RPG
Players: 1 player

NEET: Short for “No Experience, Education, or Training.” Typically considered to be underskilled
shut-ins who live by themselves in humble yet comfortable apartments, NEETs are known to mooch off
their parents’ good will to play video games and watch anime all day instead of looking for work.
Asahi Tachibana is a textbook NEET, living a lazy, cozy life in Akihabara, the infamous Tokyo
suburb renowned for its proliferation of anime and video game merchandise, maid cafes, pop idols, and
all other forms of counterculture indulgence. To him, every day is Sunday, and every Sunday is a fun day.
Little does he know, however, that every day is about to become Sunday for real! Caught in a
temporal loop, where the day restarts as soon as it ends, Asahi is one of only a chosen few whose
memories don’t reset with it. He and his merry band of time-displaced losers must now scour Akihabara
for signs of “delusions” – people’s innermost fantasies made manifest, changing the cityscape and the
behavior of its citizens alike. It is the duty of this ragtag team (whether they like it or not) to infiltrate and
destroy these delusions, restoring the natural order of Akiba in the vain hope that this loop may be their

During the course of this increasingly improbable quest, Asahi and his companions will unravel a
deep, twisted mystery that blurs the line between the physical world and that of mankind’s innermost
desires. Can this band of misfits restore normalcy (or what passes for normalcy) to Akihabara? Or will
they succumb to the will of the enigmatic pink-caped man, who seems to be the key to everything…?

Akiba’s Beat is a modern-day satirical spin on a classic Japanese RPG formula. Set in a true-to-life
recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara ward (“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’ true desires.

• Real-Time Action RPG Combat
Touch enemies on the map to be transported into a party-based real-time combat scene
where skill and reflexes alike are put to the test.
• Real-Life Setting with a Fantastical Spin
Explore a faithful recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara ward, interacting with quirky locals
and enjoying a taste of Japan’s otaku mecca before entering surreal “Delusionscapes.”
• Modern-Day Mystery with a Touch of Satire
Question uniquely caricatured persons of interest in hopes of finding the source of
Akihabara’s many changes – before it’s too late!

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