XSEED Games will be publishing AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed (AKIBA’S TRIP Plus in Japan) will be releasing Summer 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, giving fans a chance to enjoy one of the most exciting versions yet on their favorite platforms.
Set to release in Summer 2021, XSEED Games and developer ACQUIRE Corp. will be working to release a special retail Da 1 edition for the 10th Anniversary of the AKIBA’S TRIP release, which saw the title land on PSP a short ten years ago. Now, fans can prepare to experience the title in an all-new light with AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, which will see the expanded experience make way for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC, with all-new visuals, and an enhanced overall experience when it launches.
The game will see fans take on an expanded vampire-hunting action with giving fans a chance to enjoy the series in English for the very first time. Fans will once more find themselves diving into the world of the Akihabara district in the year 2011, allowing them to dive into the shady underworld of “otaku” culture, and uncovering the truth behind the vampiric conspiracy that is overtaking Akihabara itself.
The “10th Anniversary Edition” will see fans pick up a retail copy of AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed alongside an art book featuring over 60 pages of newly commissioned art and original illustrations from both games within the series, and of course, a nifty little soundtrack that features 47 tracks across 2 CDs.
You can check out the list of new features down below as provided to us by XSEED Games:
- 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.
XSEED Games has confirmed that the retail Day 1 “10th Anniversary Edition” will be available this summer for both PC and PlayStation 4 from participating retailers as well as the XSEED Games Store.
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