Announced a few weeks back alongside the western release of Ys VI‘s PC version, XSEED Games/Marvelous USA has now revealed some more details on Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed‘s PC release. Launching on May 26th, the game will be sold for $30 on Steam exclusively, with a 10% discount for purchasing the game on launch week. Additionally, this version of the title will contain the visual editor that was present in the PS4 release – as well as “enhanced visuals with support for a wide variety of screen resolutions including 1080p HD, and numerous Steam features such as achievements and trading cards.”
Akiba’s Trip originally released on both Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita in the August of last year, with the Playstation 4 version of the title coming shortly after. The gameplay revolves around exploring the Akihabara region of Japan during the midst of an artificial vampire takeover (dubbed, the “Synthisters”). In order to save the town, you must band together with a variety of partners in arms – utilizing various items, including but not limited to novelty Japanese memorabilia, as weapons before stripping the vampire menace of their clothes so that they can burn in the sun.
Much like the original Playstation release last year, the PC version of Akiba’s Trip will support both English and Japanese language options – including voice-overs, and even text, with both being able to be mixed and matched.
For more information, both last year’s E3 trailer and today’s press release are attached below; with that being said, what are your thoughts regarding this particular port?
Torrance, Calif., (May 14, 2015) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the Windows PC version of its over-the-top, supernatural action RPG title AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed will launch May 26th on Steam. This Windows PC version includes a “Visual Editor” that allows complete customization of virtually every aspect of the game’s look, enhanced visuals with support for a wide variety of screen resolutions including 1080p HD, and numerous Steam features such as achievements and trading cards.
In AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, players take an eclectic trip through a meticulous recreation of Tokyo’s “Electric Town” district, Akihabara (Akiba for short), to halt a growing malevolence that threatens everything the so-called “geek mecca” represents. Akiba has been invaded by vampiric monsters called “Synthisters” who prey on the anime- and game-obsessed patrons of Akiba – but these vampires feast on their victims’ social energy and will to live rather than their blood.
Taking on the role of a typical but naive local student named Nanashi, who has been transformed into a member of the walking undead himself, players must use an in-game smartphone app to identify which of the outwardly human inhabitants of Akiba are Synthisters, 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.
Dual Audio with English and Japanese voiceovers complement a narrative dripping with satire and nods to Japanese culture to create a bewitching modern day supernatural “otaku” adventure.
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed is developed by ACQUIRE and published by XSEED Games worldwide on PC via Steam for $29.99, €26.99 or £19.99 depending on the purchaser’s region of residence, with a 10% discount if purchased during its first week of sale. The game’s Steam page is now live at http://store.steampowered.com/app/333980/.