Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed launches July 20 in North America, July 23 in Europe

Two months after Japanese release.

Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store on July 20 in North America and July 23 in Europe for $39.99, publishers XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe, and developer Acquire announced.

In Japan, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on May 20.

The physical day one “10th Anniversary Edition” is currently available for pre-order at the XSEED Games Online Store and participating retailers for $49.99. Digital deluxe editions will also be available for PlayStation 4 and Steam for $49.99.

Here is an overview of each edition:

10th Anniversary Edition

  • Retail edition of Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed
  • Custom box with exclusive art
  • Softcover artbook with over 96 pages of illustrations, commemorative short story, and concept artwork from the Akiba’s Trip
  • Original soundtrack of 47 songs on two CDs

PlayStation 4 Digital Deluxe Edition

  • Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed game
  • 47-track digital soundtrack
  • Exclusive PlayStation 4 system theme
  • Set of 10 avatars

PC Digital Deluxe Edition

  • Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed game
  • 47-track digital soundtrack
  • Digital version of the 96-page artbook

And here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page::

About

Supernatural creatures are stalking the pop culture mecca of Akihabara—and you know that because they’ve turned you into one of them. Their only weakness, and yours, is sunlight, which means there’s only one way to stop them: call them out on the streets, knock their clothes off, and expose their skin before they can do it to you.

Arm yourself with a rolled-up poster, a guitar, a laptop, a magical girl wand, or (if you insist) an actual weapon, then hit Akihabara’s colorful streets. Browse recreations of real-life shops circa 2011, mingle with Akiba’s residents and tourists, and discover the town’s many secrets.

Will you work with the secret paranormal-hunting agency, give the creatures a fair shake (hey, some of them seem all right), or just look out for your otaku friends? Choose your side, choose your missions, and enjoy a freewheeling adventure with Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed.

Key Features

  • Playful Reimagining of Japan’s Electronics Mecca – Take a virtual tour of 2011’s Akihabara district 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 in this playful twist on the 3D beat ’em up genre, 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 in your choice of English or the original Japanese.

Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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