Akiba’s Beat Dual Audio Announced & Pre-order Bonus

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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Akiba's Beat

XSEED Games has announced today that Akiba’s Beat will include dual audio, featuring both dub voice overs and Japanese voice over with subtitles like its predecessor. It will be featured on the disc for the PlayStation 4 version while the Vita version will have it offered as free downloadable content.


They also announced a Pre-order bonus in the form of the game’s mascot, Pinkun as a 3.5″ tall pocket plushie. Akiba’s Beat will arrive in North America on the first quarter of 2017.


A spiritual successor to Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, 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’ innermost desires.

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  • Mr0303

    XSEED being awesome as usual. Dual audio should be included for the games that have it. I also really like the preorder bonus – a small physical item is a much better bonus than cutting something from the game.

  • Audie Bakerson

    I think this is the first mention of it actually having a dub to my knowledge.

  • Miles

    ? This again? I already heard of this news from a few month past. Even their PVs told us more. I’m confuse to this.

    • wyrdwad

      You couldn’t have heard of this news a few months ago — we didn’t even reveal that we were dubbing the game at all, much less releasing it with dual audio, until this past Saturday. Even the voice actors involved kept quiet about it until this past weekend! And the preorder plushie was unknown to anyone until this past Saturday, too.

      You sure you’re not confusing this with Akiba’s Trip or something?

    • Miles

      We? By any chance do you work for them? Not being sarcastic but as a question.

      Yeah this news was old. heard it since June or July, one of those 2 month. From videos on youtubes, other gaming news, and gamestop. And before you say gamestop is not a resourceful place to get any news. Mine is full of RPG maniacs so I do trust them. And no not all gamestop are evil. Just wanted to make that clear.

    • wyrdwad

      Yes, I’m a localization producer at XSEED. And I can tell you right now that nobody outside of XSEED and Cup of Tea (the voice-recording studio we used) knew the game was getting a dub OR had a pre-order plushie slated for it (or any pre-order item whatsoever) in June or July — even retailers weren’t informed AFAIK — so I find it very suspect that you would’ve heard any of this in advance. None of the videos we released said anything about a dub or pre-order item, and GameStop certainly wouldn’t have known about the dub, and shouldn’t have known about the plushie either.

      If you indeed did hear of this on fan videos or from GameStop employees prior to this past Saturday, then I hate to say it, but you were listening to lucky guesses. There were definitely no official announcements about any of this previously.

    • Miles

      Very hard to believe so please forgive me for being skeptical of your claim. If you are indeed someone who work for XSEED then something must of leak as the people I talked to have most of the info right. Not to say they were on point or guesses but yes Information were pretty spot on which was why I pre-order the game. Because I knew nothing of the game other than it being delayed to January 17 (Correct me if I’m wrong) and that too I knew since June-July.

      Granted the plush was a new thing so not everything was spot on. My apologize if I knew this before hand but it gave me insights to pre-order this game. Never knew this game would even come to the US if it weren’t for these info.

    • wyrdwad

      January 17th is a placeholder release date provided to retailers (like GameStop) so the game can be added to their system. No official release date has been given for the game at all just yet, and I’d honestly say it’s very unlikely we’ll be able to make a January release.

      As for me working at XSEED, I’m sure someone from OpRainfall can back up this claim — it’s not exactly a secret, and I’ve been posting under this name for years and years now, including as admin on the XSEED forums. If you wish to confirm my identity, drop me a PM on the forums and I’ll be happy to verify it for you!

    • Miles

      lol no need I don’t really go to forum. I play games for just being games. I pop in OperRain once in a while since they do talk about games I’m interested. But as of late I’m a bit disgusted with other gamers here. XSEED are usually one of my top 10 group that I trust so I’ll take your word for it. Again, my apologize.

      2016 last years for games plus some preorder of next year and I’ll cut off from any video game or comics or anime.

      BUT…..BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT. In my wishful dreaming, If you do work in XSEED please PLEASE try to get Lunar Silver Star Story and Lunar Eternal Blue on the PSN. But if you can’t then thats fine lol. Miss that game so much and those damn price gouger making them over 50 bucks.

    • wyrdwad

      We don’t own the Lunar games, and have never published any version of Eternal Blue — the only Lunar game we’ve published was Silver Star Harmony on PSP, which I believe is available for download on PSN (or at least was; the license may have lapsed at some point, I’m not sure).

      Sadly, Eternal Blue never got the same remake treatment — though if it ever were to, I’m quite certain we’d be thrilled to work on it!

      If it’s the PS1 versions of Silver Star Story and Eternal Blue you’re looking to see on PSN, you’d probably need to talk to Gaijinworks, since I believe Vic Ireland (of Working Designs fame) still owns the publishing rights to those games. If not him, then probably GungHo, who I believe have inherited Game Arts.

    • Miles

      lol I’m surprise to hear a response to the Lunar comment. Thanks for replying.

      Yeah, thought it was a long shot anyways so no worries. If anything I was hoping for the PS1 version to both as I grew up with them; plus the original lyrics to the openings and the voice actors/actresses.

      lol (To early to asked) If you ever have a hand on “Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash” tell us how it goes. Interested in it but I’m not much on shooter games. Unless you’re not into the SK games then nevermind. Again thanks pal.

  • Panpopo

    Awesome. More options are always good!