AKIBA’S TRIP: UNDEAD & UNDRESSED COMING TO EUROPE OCTOBER 10!

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014

XSEED Games surprised North American fans earlier in the year when they announced they would be bringing AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed over, as the game had you fighting vampires in a virtual Akihabara with the goal of stripping them down to their underwear. European fans were left to wonder if the game would see release there, and now the answer to that question has been revealed as a yes. NIS America has announced they will publish the game in Europe for PS3 and Vita on October 10th. The press release doesn’t mention a physical release, but I’ll update when I have more info.

Santa Ana, Calif. (July 14, 2014) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that the exciting action RPG AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed will hit Europe on October 10 for both the PlayStation®3 and PS Vita systems. Developed by ACQUIRE, AKIBA’S TRIP tells the story of one unfortunate soul: a young man named Nanashi who was lured into a trap by the promise of rare character goods and transformed into one of the walking undead. However, he was spared the worst of his fate by the bloody kiss of a mysterious Synthister hunter named Shizuku. Together with the rest of his companions in an organization unofficially dubbed the “Akiba Freedom Fighters,” Nanashi and Shizuku must uncover the truth behind the Synthister plague and save Akihabara from being overrun by violent, antisocial energy vampires.

About the game:

AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed is an open-world action RPG in which players undertake numerous missions in a virtual recreation of Akihabara, Tokyo’s popular ”Electric Town” district. The player’s goal is to identify vampires called “Synthisters” with the help of an in-game smartphone app, then engage them in battle to strip their clothes off so their bodies are fully exposed to sunlight. Boasting a unique combat system in which everyday objects become weapons, multiple story routes, a varied cast of characters based on common anime and video game tropes and a narrative dripping with social satire and subtle nods to Japanese pop culture, AKIBA’S TRIP is a present-day supernatural adventure for the gamer in all of us.

Key features:

-Faithful Recreation of Japan’s Electronics Mecca
Like a virtual tour of Tokyo’s Akihabara ward, all major outdoor locations from the town have been painstakingly recreated, with over 130 real-life shops accurately represented.

-Unique and Customizable Brawler-Style Combat
Anything can be a weapon, from baseball bats to comics to motherboards, and individual clothing items may be targeted, stripped, and added to the player’s own inventory.

-Satirical Story with Divergent Paths and Multiple Endings
Playing off common anime and video game tropes for social satire, the player’s choices determine how the story progresses, leading to one of many unique endings.

-Modern Day Setting Enhances Gameplay Options and Adds Pop Culture Feel
The in-game smartphone is used to check email, read comments on “Pitter,” take sidequests, catalog ad flyers, launch apps to identify the undead, and much, much more.

Release date : October 10 (EU)
Platform : PlayStation®3, PS Vita
Genre : Action RPG
Player(s) : Single
PEGI/USK : TBD
Publisher : NIS America, Inc.
Developer : ACQUIRE Corp.

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