With the Playstation 4 launch of the upcoming satirical JRPG Akiba’s Beat set for the 16th May in North America and in Europe on the 19th May, XSeed Games have released a brand new trailer that focuses on the storyline and provides a glimpse at the game’s version of Tokyo’s Akihabara district (or Akiba for short). Watch this new trailer below…
Akiba’s Beat is a modern take of the classic Japanese RPG genre set in Tokyo’s ‘Electric Town’. Players will take the role of Asahi Tachibana as he ventures with a small party of his companions into the Akihabara district of Tokyo in order to get rid of anything out of sync with reality. As players travel around Akiba and question its inhabitants they will unlock fantasy dungeons created by the dreams and desires of the townfolk called ‘Delusionscapes’, these alternate realities are filled with monsters called ‘Deluseons’ that need to be defeated using the game’s party based action battle system.
If you fancy reading more about Akiba’s Beat then visit the official website which launched today to help players prepare for their adventure.
NEET: Short for “Not in Employment, Education, or Training.” Typically considered to be underskilled shut-ins who live by themselves in humble yet comfortable apartments, NEETs are known to mooch off their parents’ good will to play video games and watch anime all day instead of looking for work.
Asahi Tachibana is a textbook NEET, living a lazy, cozy life in Akihabara, the infamous Tokyo suburb renowned for its proliferation of anime and video game merchandise, maid cafes, pop idols, and all other forms of counterculture indulgence. To him, every day is Sunday, and every Sunday is a fun day.
Little does he know, however, that every day is about to become Sunday for real! Caught in a temporal loop, where the day restarts as soon as it ends, Asahi is one of only a chosen few whose memories don’t reset with it. He and his merry band of time-displaced losers must now scour Akihabara for signs of “delusions” – people’s innermost fantasies made manifest, changing the cityscape and the behavior of its citizens alike. It is the duty of this ragtag team (whether they like it or not) to infiltrate and destroy these delusions, restoring the natural order of Akiba in the vain hope that this loop may be their last.
During the course of this increasingly improbable quest, Asahi and his companions will unravel a deep, twisted mystery that blurs the line between the physical world and that of mankind’s innermost desires.
Can this band of misfits restore normalcy (or what passes for normalcy) to Akihabara? Or will they succumb to the will of the enigmatic pink-caped man, who seems to be the key to everything…?