Update [Fri 14th May, 2021 00:55 BST]: XSEED Games and Acquire Corp have announced Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be released in North America for Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms on 20th July for $39.99 USD.
Marvelous Europe has not yet confirmed if its local release date for this upcoming game. North America’s July release, will follow on from Japan’s 20th May launch. For more information, see the original story below.
Original article [Thu 11th Feb, 2021 03:30 GMT]: Publisher XSEED (Marvelous) has confirmed a western Switch and PlayStation 4 release of Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be arriving this summer.
Alongside it will be a special retail day one 10th anniversary edition. Pre-orders will be available for this edition from the XSEED Games Store and at participating retailers for $49.99 USD.
This will include a retail copy of the game, an art book with over 60 pages of newly commissioned art and original illustrations and an official soundtrack containing 47 tracks across two CDs. A standalone version will also be sold digitally for $39.99.
Here’s what you can expect from the game itself:
“First shown off at E3 2019, AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed has expanded its vampire-hunting action with a newly announced Nintendo Switch™ version and a more expansive visual update. Experience the acclaimed origin of the “strip action RPG” series in English for the very first time and return to the glittering streets of the golden age of the Akihabara district circa 2011.”
“Dive into the seedy underworld lurking in the shadows of this haven of “otaku” culture to uncover a vast vampiric conspiracy. Expose their plans (and their bodies) to the light of day with advanced stripping techniques as a part of the self-styled “Akiba Freedom Fighters” to make the streets safe for otakus once more.”
Playful Reimagining of Japan’s Electronics Mecca – Take a virtual tour of the Akihabara district circa 2011 recreated in painstaking detail, complete with accurate street layouts and shops based on real businesses operating at the time.
Fight Like a Nerd – Wield an arsenal of replicas, collectibles, and other amusing objects as you humiliate vampires into submission, all while wearing a stylish array of customizable clothes and costumes.
Your Choices Matter – Choose which faction to support in the fight for Akihabara and watch as your decisions affect the course of the story, culminating in one of several different endings.
Full Dual Audio – Enjoy hours of voiced-over banter with a choice of English or the original Japanese.
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