XSEED’s Executive VP Comments on Akiba’s Beat Dual Audio and Pre-Order Bonus; English Cast Revealed

on October 17, 2016 3:19 PM

Over the weekend XSEED revealed at Akibafest 2016 that Akiba’s Beat will receive a dual audio option when it releases in the West, when it releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Q1 of 2017.

Executive Vice President Ken Berry made a statement about the announcement saying, “We’re pleased to support one of our most highly-anticipated games with dual voiceover audio, with the option to switch between the original Japanese recording and dialog from an English-language cast whom we’ve hand-selected”.

Furthermore, the publisher will be adding a pre-order bonus to early buyers in the form of a 3.5″ tall pocket plushie of the character Pinkun. Ken Berry continues, “We know our fans will appreciate having the option to enjoy the game how they see fit, and we hope they love our Akiba’s Beat pre-order Pinkun plushie as much as we do.”

The list of English voices:

  • Todd Haberkorn – Kanon
  • Tia Ballard – Riyu Momose
  • Robbie Daymond – Yamato Hongo
  • Ray Chase – Mizuki Aihara
  • Mick Wingert – Boss
  • Justin Briner – Megan Taro
  • Erica Mendez – Saki Hoshino
  • Ed Bosco – Reiji Shinomiya
  • Chris Patton – Asahi Tachibana
  • Cherami Leigh – Kotomi Sanada
  • Brittney Karbowski – Pinkun
  • Alexis Tipton – Moe Suzumori and Hakuki Aihara

You can check out the plushie below along with pictures of the voice actors and actresses:

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