XSEED Games has released an E3 2016 trailer and more details for Acquire’s recently announced action RPG Akiba’s Beat for PS Vita and PS4.
Akiba’s Beat is a modern‑day satirical spin on a classic Japanese RPG formula. Set in a true‑to‑life recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara ward (“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.
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’ true desires.
- Real-Time Action RPG Combat
Touch enemies on the map to be transported into a party-based real-time combat scene where skill and reflexes alike are put to the test.
- Real-Life Setting with a Fantastical Spin
Explore a faithful recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara ward, interacting with quirky locals and enjoying a taste of Japan’s otaku mecca before entering surreal “Delusionscapes.”
- Modern-Day Mystery with a Touch of Satire
Question uniquely caricatured persons of interest in hopes of finding the source of Akihabara’s many changes – before it’s too late!
Akiba’s Beat will be released for the PS Vita and PS4 in Japan in fall 2016 and in North America in winter 2016.