“NEET” NEW AKIBA’S BEAT CHARACTER TRAILER HIGHLIGHTS VOICE ACTING CAST
XSEED Games’ Largest Voiceover Project Ever to Launch on May 16 for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita Systems
To further vocalize the upcoming May 16 release of developer ACQUIRE’s upcoming satirical JRPG AKIBA’S BEAT, North American publisher XSEED Games has released a new trailer featuring the game’s main characters: a group of individuals led by, for some reason, a textbook “NEET” – someone who is “Not in Employment, Education or Training.” The trailer also highlights the English-language voice actors and actresses who contributed their talents to publisher XSEED Games’ largest English voiceover project ever with nearly 22,000 spoken lines. AKIBA’S BEAT will offer dual audio support with both English and Japanese language dialog options.
To view the “NEET” new character trailer for AKIBA’S BEAT
Main Characters English Voice Cast
- Asahi Tachibana, voiced by Chris Patton
- Saki Hoshino, voice by Erica Mendez
- Riyu Momose, voiced by Tia Ballard
- Yamato Hongo, voiced by Robbie Daymond
- Kotomi Sanada, voiced by Cherami Leigh
- Reiji Shinomiya, voiced by Ed Bosco
- Mizuki Aihara, voiced by Ray Chase
Fans can learn more about the voice acting cast as well as hijinks that go on behind-the-scenes during recording sessions via the XSEED Games blog at http://bit.ly/AkibaVOblog. Further information on the game’s narrative, mechanics, and otaku offerings can be found on the recently launched website at http://www.akibasbeat.com.
About AKIBA’S BEAT
A spiritual successor to AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, AKIBA’S BEAT is a modern-day satirical spin on the classic Japanese RPG 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 during a repeating Sunday from which none of them are able to break away.
There are two sides to the gameplay: first, players will wander the streets and question the quirky Akihabara residents on a variety of subjects related to 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.
AKIBA’S BEAT also features dual audio support with both English and Japanese language dialog options covering each of its nearly 22,000 spoken lines. Players who pre-order AKIBA’S BEAT will receive the game’s “cute little uggo” mascot character, Pinkun, who is phasing into reality as a 3.5” tall pocket plushie that will come with all pre-orders at participating retailers while supplies last.
Developed by ACQUIRE and published in North America by XSEED Games, AKIBA’S BEAT is headed to the PS4™ and “PSVita” systems for $49.99 and $39.99 MSRP respectively on May 16, 2017. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB. PQube will be bringing the title to Europe on May 19.
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