Acquire has announced a delay in the Japanese release of Akiba’s Beat, nullifying its previously announced date and opting for a less specific one instead.

While we had previously heard the Akiba’s Trip successor Akiba’s Beat was headed to Japan on October 13th, we’ve now heard that the title has been delayed in the region. You can now expect the title to release in the East sometime this Winter – the delay attributed to a need for more polish prior to release.

No news yet on whether this will have a trickle-down effect on the title’s North American release window of Winter, but I’m sure if it does we’ll hear something from XSEED Games soon enough.

Akiba’s Beat is now due out this Winter in both Japan and North America, so make sure to update your calendars.