E3 2019: Goofy Vampire Game Akiba’s Trip Being Remade for PS4 and PC
XSEED Games has announced that they’re taking several new titles to E3 next week, with one being a (sorta) new entry in the wacky otaku vampire brawler series!
Following the 2014 release of Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed, which was a port of the Japanese Akiba’s Trip 2, the original game in the underwear-tearing series is coming stateside for the first time. Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is a remake built on a new engine for PlayStation 4 and PC that will return the series to the “beat-’em-up, strip-’em-down gameplay” that popularized it in the first place. This may be due to the fact that the 2017 release of action RPG sequel Akiba’s Beat was met with tepid response.
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.
Having had lots of fun with Undead and Undressed on the Vita (and later on PC), I’m excited to hear that the first game will be localized and modernized. Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is currently in development and a release date has not yet been announced.