PS4/PS Vita Exclusive Akiba’s Beat Receives New Trailer Showing Off English Dub and Gameplay

on April 20, 2017 1:40 PM

XSEED launched a new trailer for the Aquire developed RPG Akiba’s Beat, coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on May 16 in North America and May 19 in Europe.

The trailer details the game’s premise while showing off the Akihabara-inspired environments, party based action battle system, and hand-drawn art. Additionally, players get a chance to preview the English dub which was one of the biggest dub projects XSEED has tackled to date, over 22,000 lines of dialog.

The publisher details the premise:

A spiritual successor to AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, AKIBA’S BEAT is a modern-day satirical spin on the classic Japanese RPG formula. Set in a true-to-life recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara district (“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 during a repeating Sunday from which none of them are able to break away.

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’ innermost desires.

You can watch the new trailer below:

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Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.