Starting today, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is available for digital pre-order in Europe for 39.99€ / £34.99. Pre-orders for the physical version are expected to kick off within the next few days.
Here’s the latest trailer for the game, along with some details and the list of key features:
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in Japan this year, the remastered “debriefing action RPG” where players must expose vampires to the sun, will launch on Nintendo Switch with remastered visuals, English text localisation and an all-new English audio option in addition to Japanese audio.
In AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, players will be able to dive into the seedy underworld within the heart of Akihabara to uncover a vast vampiric conspiracy. To protect the streets, and to unveil the truth, players will join the ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ and do battle against creatures known as Shadow Soul by using advanced stripping techniques to expose their bodies (and their plans) to the light of day.
Return to an accurately modeled Akihabara circa 2011, Japan’s famous electric town, and explore the bustling streets and back alleys of this otaku paradise. But beware the seedy underworld lurking in the shadows! After finding his missing friend unconscious and bleeding in an alley, young otaku Nanashi is attacked by a sinister figure straight out of a horror manga and left to die. As he lays dying, a mysterious young lady offers him some of her blood, both saving his life and changing it forever.
Now a Shadow Soul, one of the very creatures that attacked him and his friend, he’s been imbued with superhuman strength and stamina…and a deadly weakness to sunlight. Caught up in a world of supernatural politics, Nanashi must contend with NIRO, a covert agency dedicated to hunting down paranormal threats, and the family of Shadow Souls, a group of inhuman monsters. It’s up to him and his friends, the self-styled ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ to preserve the peace of Akihabara and prevent an all-out war from tearing the town apart.
- Playful Reimagining of Japan’s Electronics Mecca – Take a virtual tour of the Akihabara district circa 2011 recreated in painstaking detail, complete with accurate street layouts and shops based on real businesses operating at the time.
- Fight Like a Nerd – Wield an arsenal of replicas, collectibles, and other amusing objects as you humiliate vampires into submission, all while wearing a stylish array of customizable clothes and costumes.
- Your Choices Matter – Choose which faction to support in the fight for Akihabara and watch as your decisions affect the course of the story, culminating in one of several different endings.
- Full Dual Audio – Enjoy hours of voiced-over banter with a choice of English or the original Japanese.
Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed (Switch) comes out on July 20th in North America, and July 23rd in Europe.
Source: Marvelous PR