XSEED has clarified Akiba’s Beat game details for the English speaking world, and released an E3 trailer. Refresher time!
Akiba’s Beat is coming West this Winter thanks to XSEED Games, and now they’ve now announced this fact they’ve also given us a bunch of English information – filling in some of the blanks we had. If you’re looking for a run down of what we know about the game, then read on! If not, skip to the trailer. 😉
Akiba’s Beat follows Asahi Tachibana, a textbook NEET who is living the sedentary life in Akihabara. To him, every day is Sunday, and every Sunday is fun-day – especially seeing how he’s living in the anime, video game, maid cafe, and pop idol capital of the world.
Little does Asahi know however, his dreams of “every day is Sunday” are about to come true.
Caught up in a time loop, Asahi is somehow one of the only people who are able to keep their memories; the day resetting like it never happened for those around him. Luckily, he teams up with a bunch of other time-displaced teens and takes to scouring Akihabara for signs of “delusions” – innermost fantasies made real, warping the world around them.
Destroying these delusions will hopefully destroy the time loop, but then there’s the pink-caped man… what does he have to do with this? We’re unsure at this point, but he seems to be important.
As for the gameplay itself, the player will take control of a party led by Asahi – seeking to rid the town of anything out of sync with reality. The player will wander the streets of the town and question the residents, unlocking fantasy-themed dungeons called “Delusionscapes” which are home to monsters called “deluseons.” Deluseons are then encountered on the map, and fought in a party-based action battle sequence.
Key features of the game (as revealed by XSEED) include;
- Real-Time Action RPG Combat – Touch enemies on the map to be transported into a party-based real-time combat scene where skill and reflexes alike are put to the test.
- Real-Life Setting with a Fantastical Spin – Explore a faithful recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara ward, interacting with quirky locals and enjoying a taste of Japan’s otaku mecca before entering surreal “Delusionscapes.”
- Modern-Day Mystery with a Touch of Satire – Question uniquely caricatured persons of interest in hopes of finding the source of Akihabara’s many changes – before it’s too late!
Are you interested in Akiba’s Beat? Well good news, ’cause we’ve still got that trailer to tease your senses with!
Akiba’s Beat is due out in the West this Winter, is it on your radar yet?