By David Fernandes / October 17th, 2016
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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