XSEED Games has announced the release date for their upcoming satirical JRPG, Akiba’s Beat.
Akiba’s Beat is a modern-day satirical spin on the classic JRPG 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.
Players will wander the streets and question the quirky Akihabara residents about 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. Akina’s Beat also features dual audio support with both English and Japanese language dialog options covering each of its nearly 22,000 spoken lines.
Those who pre-order Akiba’s Beat will receive a 3.5″ plushie of the game’s mascot character, Pinkun.
Akiba’s Beat will release on May 16, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
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