Posted Tue Aug 30, 2016 at 06:11 AM PDT by Sophia Edwards
Caught in a time loop in Akihabara.
Today, XSEED has released the first English trailer for Acquire's upcoming action-RPG 'Akiba's Beat', showing off the main character Asahi Tachibana. You can check out the trailer right here:
The publisher also released a full description for the character:
NEET: Short for “No Experience, 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…?
I'm actually really looking forward to it. The 'Akiba's Trip' games had some issues, but they were terrific virtual tours of Akihabara that were hugely funny, too. The gameplay seen here seems much improved, and I love time loop stories, so this is really up my alley.
It'll be out on PS4 and Vita this Winter.
Source: XSEED Games
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