XSEED Games Invites Otaku Tourists to Return to the Streets of 2011 Akihabara in 10th Anniversary Release of Vampiric ‘Debriefing’ Action-RPG
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TORRANCE, Calif. – July 20, 2021 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., announced today that the ‘Debriefing’ Action-RPG AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed is now available for Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and the Windows PC via Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store by Humble Bundle. Known as AKIBA’S TRIP Plus in Japan, this prequel to the cult-hit AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed – which has sold 500,000 units worldwide – takes Western players to the series’ starting point for the first time with enhanced HD graphics and dual Japanese and English options.
AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed is available as a physical Day 1 ‘10th Anniversary Edition’ for a MSRP of $49.99 (Nintendo Switch, PS4™ system). This includes the game, a 96-page art book celebrating the series, and a 2-disc CD soundtrack all packaged within a custom box. A ‘Digital Deluxe Edition’ for $49.99 (PC, PS4™ system) is also available, while the base game can be purchased digitally for $39.99.
This 10th anniversary release transports players to Tokyo’s Akihabara district, complete with accurate street layouts and shops based on those operating in 2011. But watch your back, for a paranormal threat with a deadly weakness to sunlight lurks in the shadows of Electric Town. After joining a faction, the player hunts vampiric foes and tears off their clothes to expose them to sunlight, all while dressed in stylish customizable outfits. Your decisions affect the course of the story, which culminates in one of several different endings, and determine if an all-out war breaks out in Akihabara!
Return to an accurately modeled Akihabara circa 2011 and explore the bustling streets and back alleys of this otaku paradise. But beware the seedy underworld lurking in the shadows! After finding his missing friend unconscious and bleeding in an alley, young otaku Nanashi is attacked by a sinister figure straight out of a horror manga and left to die. As he lies dying, a mysterious young lady offers him some of her blood, saving his life but changing it forever.
Now he’s a Shadow Soul, one of the very creatures that attacked him and his friend, and has superhuman strength and stamina…as well as a deadly weakness to sunlight. Caught up in a world of supernatural politics, Nanashi must contend with NIRO, a covert agency dedicated to hunting down paranormal threats, and an inhuman family of Shadow Souls. It’s up to him and his friends, the self-styled ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’, to preserve the peace of Akihabara and prevent all-out war from tearing the town apart.
Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is developed by ACQUIRE Corp. and published for the Nintendo Switch™ system and PS4™ system in North America and globally on Windows PC by XSEED Games. The game will be released by publisher Marvelous Europe on July 23 and released in Japan as AKIBA’S TRIP: First Memory on May 20. The title has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB for all platforms. Find more information at the game’s official website: http://www.akibastrip.com/hellbound/.
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About XSEED Games
XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party and AKIBA’S TRIP series or Granblue Fantasy: Versus, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.