What You Need to Know:
- Those looking forward to XSEED's upcoming release will be excited to know that, they've just dropped a new story trailer to keep you enticed!
- The trailer also offers a glimpse at the game’s Akihabara-inspired environments, party-based action battle system, and hand-drawn art style.
- Get a Grip on Reality and Delusion when Akiba's Beat Heads to PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita Systems on May 16. For more information on Akiba's Beat as well as XSEED Games, be sure to follow their Twitter and Facebook page.
Source: Official XSEED Games Press Release
A spiritual successor to AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, AKIBA’S BEAT is a modern-day satirical spin on the classic Japanese RPG formula. Set in a true-to-life recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara district (“Akiba” for short), players will take control of a party of characters led by protagonist Asahi Tachibana as they seek to rid the town of anything out of sync with reality during a repeating Sunday from which none of them are able to break away.
There are two sides to the gameplay: first, players will wander the streets and question the quirky Akihabara residents on a variety of subjects related to the mystery at hand, ultimately unlocking fantasy-themed dungeons known as “Delusionscapes” which are infested with monsters called “deluseons.” These deluseons are encountered on the map and fought in a party-based action battle system, putting players’ skills to the test and creating a uniquely challenging experience that seamlessly blends a real-life locale with the secret delusory world of its residents’ innermost desires.
Akiba's Beat - Story Trailer