Released as AKIBA’S TRIP 2 in Japan, the title received a Gold Award by Famitsu upon its release. The all-new standalone story in AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed takes players on an eclectic trip through Tokyo’s “Electric Town” electronics district, Akihabara (“Akiba” for short), in which they will battle vampire-like foes in highly stylized role-playing action.
Akiba has been invaded by creatures known as “Synthisters” who prey on the anime- and game-obsessed patrons of Akihabara like vampires, but feast on their social energy and will to live rather than their blood. Only direct exposure to sunlight can stop this menace.That’s where players come in. Taking the role of a young man named Nanashi who was transformed into one of the walking undead himself, players must identify which of the outwardly human men and women of Akiba are Synthisters with the help of a handy in-game smartphone app, then free them of their clothes, exposing them to sunlight and sending them to the netherworld. To achieve this, players will use everyday objects from baseball bats to comic books to motherboards as weapons, beating enemies into submission before attempting to literally grab the shirts off their backs. Once enough stripping experience has been gained, each of the enemies’ unique clothing items can be claimed by players for their personal use as well.
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed is developed by ACQUIRE and published by XSEED Games in North America. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita system versions are now available at participating retailers, as well as digitally via PlayStation Store, for $39.99. Details about the PlayStation 4 system version will be revealed at a later date.
The PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system editions of this title have been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. The PlayStation 4 system edition is scheduled for release later this year and has not yet been rated.
More information on the game can be found via the official website at www.akibastrip.com. For information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames.
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