For those who have been waiting, rejoice as the publisher XSEED Games and developer Acquire have revealed that they will bring their upcoming Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed outside of Japan. The game, which was originally released as Akiba’s Trip Plus for PSP back in 2012, is finally back with an HD remake designed for PC and PS4! It was also the first ever game to bear the title Akiba’s Trip, marking the beginnings of XSEED and Acquire’s fruitful partnership.
What do the developers say about the game?
Take a trip back to the origin of a series that will knock more than just your socks off! In Akiba’s Trip, players expose vampiric creatures called Shadow Souls to deadly sunlight by liberating them of their clothes. Now, a fully remastered version of the original “Strip Action RPG” is coming to the West for the first time. Following the success of Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, which was released as Akiba’s Trip 2 in Japan and has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed completely rebuilds the first title in a modern engine, bringing back the beat-’em-up, strip-’em-down gameplay fans know and love while accurately rendering Akihabara, Japan’s geek paradise, from circa 2012 in glorious HD.
The initial release date for PC and PS4 is yet to be announced by both parties. With this remake, we can expect modern game engines and mesmerizing HD graphics to replace the traditional mechanics that was used to design the original game. How exciting, am I right?!
Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound and Debriefed will release for Western audience some time later on PC and PlayStation 4.