AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, originally released as AKIBA’S TRIP Plus for PSP in Japan, will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam this summer in the west, publisher XSEED Games and developer Acquire announced.
In Japan, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on May 20.
In North America, AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed will be available at retail via a “10th Anniversary Edition” for $49.99, or standalone via digital stores for $39.99. The 10th Anniversary Edition includes a physical copy of the game for PlayStation 4 or Switch, an art book with over 60 pages of newly commissioned art and original illustrations from AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed and AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, and a two-disc official soundtrack containing 47 tracks. Pre-orders will be available soon via the XSEED Games Store.
Here is an overview of the game, via XSEED Games:
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.
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.