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New Gameplay Details, Trailer for Akiba’s Beat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBrj1CMuNEg

XSEED Games and Acquire has posted the first English information for Akiba’s Beat for E3. The new entry in the series is set in Akihabara, but will change up the formula a bit with a new action RPG battle system.

Akiba’s Beat is set for a winter 2016 release on PS4 and PS Vita. The story is centered on Asahi Tachibana – a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) living in Tokyo’s Akihabara district who ends up mixed up with a temporal loop where a single Sunday repeats. He’s joined by six other characters to search out and destroy any signs of “delusions” around the city to return it to normal.

The game will have two parts as the player unravels the mysteries surrounding Akiba. You’ll lead Asahi and friends around the city to question people about the strange ongoings around the area to track down the “delusions”. Then the team has to dive into “Delusionscapes” – fantastical dungeons where the delusions reside – to take them out.

The game will feature an Action RPG battle system that will put the player’s skill to the test throughout the faithful recreation of Akihabara, all centered around a constantly unfolding mystery deeply tinted with a good dose of fun satire.

Akiba’s Beat is set for a Fall release in Japan and a Winter release elsewhere, though both are subject to change right now.

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28 comments
  1. ahhhaahhh
    ahhhaahhh
    June 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Hope this doesn’t get release on pc

  2. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 20, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I quite liked the battle system in Undead and Undressed – it lacked polish but it set it apart. The new game is giving me some major Cyber Sleuth vibes.

  3. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    June 20, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    No Watanabe, no buy.

  4. Carbon Based Killer Bee
    Carbon Based Killer Bee
    June 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Seems to have been stripped of what punctuated the first games personality.

  5. Guin
    Guin
    June 20, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Aww, go back to being stupid and pervy.

  6. STARSBarry
    STARSBarry
    June 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    am I the only person who kinda wanted a continuation of the first game rather than knock off Persona?

    I mean for all the problems Undead and Undressed suffers I think taking what was solid in the first game and then improving upon that while tightening up the looser segments would of been a better role than just carpet bombing the whole thing and starting from scratch.

  7. Kaetsu
    Kaetsu
    June 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    heh stripped

  8. Schrodinger's Clit
    Schrodinger's Clit
    June 20, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    “Forget that stripping was ever a mechanic in this franchise.”

  9. Zufield
    Zufield
    June 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    But the game we got WAS a continuation of the first game.

    Akiba’s Trip and its updated rerelease Akiba’s Trip+ was never released outside of Japan. What we got was Akiba’s Trip 2, but with a fancy subtitle to hide the fact that it was a sequel.

  10. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    June 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    >No striping
    >Person-lite
    >No Christmas Cake

  11. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 20, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Undead and Undressed is Akiba’s Trip 2 in Japan. The original Akiba’s Trip was a Japan-exclusive PSP game, but I see your point.

  12. Siveon
    Siveon
    June 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Yeah, it sounds like Persona + Tales now. Can’t say I’m all too thrilled, Japan + Contemporary Fantasy means boring teenage snoozefest (usually). Granted, it does look nice though – and XSEED is localizing it!

  13. goodbyejojo
    goodbyejojo
    June 20, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    why?

  14. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    June 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I’ll play it.

  15. STARSBarry
    STARSBarry
    June 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    see I was hoping the beat was in regard to beating one off…. sadly this does not seem the case.

  16. Galbador
    Galbador
    June 20, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    From what I see, this has almost nothing together with the first game. The main charas looked more realistic with normal clothes and hair cuts, but this is like Danganronpa; a warped-cartoon reality. I have to say that I’m disappointed.

  17. Guest
    Guest
    June 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    “Hope this doesn’t get released on ‘x'” is a bait comment

  18. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    June 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    It’s actually the 3rd game.
    I also don’t see it as a sequel, I wouldn’t be surprised if there would be no connections to the other games.

  19. goodbyejojo
    goodbyejojo
    June 20, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    ohhhh

  20. sanic
    sanic
    June 20, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Now it just looks like digimon, I already have a digimon I need a damn vampire stripping game

  21. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    June 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Looks, alright, I guess? Doesn’t seem like a proper successor to the Akiba’s Strip duology, but more of a Persona / Tales hybrid. It really reminds me of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, too. Just hope it has all the silly fun the previous games had with all the otaku culture and fanservice.

  22. Barmont
    Barmont
    June 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    This is Akiba’s Beat, a new series. They still can release an Akiba’s Trip 3, who knows…
    I love Undead & Undressed for the free roaming and the faithful representation of Akihabara. I just hope there’s still people walking on the street on this…

  23. Joel Leonheart
    Joel Leonheart
    June 20, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Hnmmm…Basically this game has nothing to do with Akiba’s Trip pity but like some have said this one look’s closer to persona (haven’t played that series) & remind’s me personally about Digimon (Cyber Sleuth) well atleast it seems they would not alter/censor this game but…That might change…

  24. Jon Mitchell
    Jon Mitchell
    June 20, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t know why everyone in the comments is so down on this game. We’ve known it was an RPG since its inception. Plus, stripping or not, it seems like the game’s keeping that self-awareness that made Akiba’s Trip fresh, while still going all-in on the unironic romanticizing of otaku culture.

  25. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    June 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Groundhogs day meets Akibaranger meets Persona meets Digimon Cyber Sleuth meets Tales.

    It’s not like I wasn’t expecting this based on what we’ve already seen. Still, whatever excitement I had before is gone now. I’ll need to build up new excitement if I’m going to bother with this but for now, all I can offer is a resounding ‘meh’.

  26. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    June 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Needs more nudes

  27. Dgnfly
    Dgnfly
    June 21, 2016 at 12:15 am

    So from being something interesting it turned into being generic boring anime game.

  28. Kaboom
    Kaboom
    June 24, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    … What made the series is now being lost… Such a shame really.