Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed Launches July 20 In The West
We finally have a release date for the remaster of Akiba’s Trip!
Publisher XSEED Games and developer Acquire have confirmed that Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be released in the west on July 20. As previously announced, the game will be available digitally for $39.99 USD, or physically in a $49.99 USD “10th Anniversary Edition” that contains:
- a physical copy of the game (for PlayStation 4 or Switch)
- an art book with over 60 pages of art and original illustrations from:
- Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed
- Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed
- a two-disc official soundtrack containing 47 tracks
You can also check out a new trailer for the game below:
Supernatural creatures are stalking the pop culture mecca of Akihabara—and you know that because they’ve turned you into one of them. Their only weakness, and yours, is sunlight, which means there’s only one way to stop them: call them out on the streets, knock their clothes off, and expose their skin before they can do it to you.
Arm yourself with a rolled-up poster, a guitar, a laptop, a magical girl wand, or (if you insist) an actual weapon, then hit Akihabara’s colorful streets. Browse recreations of real-life shops circa 2011, mingle with Akiba’s residents and tourists, and discover the town’s many secrets.
Will you work with the secret paranormal-hunting agency, give the creatures a fair shake (hey, some of them seem all right), or just look out for your otaku friends? Choose your side, choose your missions, and enjoy a freewheeling adventure with Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed.
- Playful Reimagining of Japan’s Electronics Mecca – Take a virtual tour of 2011’s Akihabara district 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 in this playful twist on the 3D beat ’em up genre, 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 in your choice of English or the original Japanese.
Let us know what you think in the comments!