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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Strips Down In Europe
Localizations are really picking up lately. In particular, publisher NIS America is making a concentrated effort, now also planning to bring Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed to Europe this year.
Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed will release on October 10, 2014 for Playstation 3 and PS Vita. This roleplaying game (RPG) is situated in Japan’s prime geek culture district, Akihabara in Tokyo.
In this open environment, players can roam around and explore the many shops, cafes and other anime-covered walls of Akihabara. Real life locations are recreated to appear in the game, which is perfect for anyone wanting to have a taste of this fabled land, without being able to afford a trip.
On the gameplay side of Akiba’s Trip, players are tasked to fight off vampire-like Synthisters creatures. These are dressed like humans blending in with the many others in the district.
To defeat enemies, the party has to engage in real-time combat with the Synthisters. By grabbing onto foes, it’s possible to strip them of their clothes, which is justified to expose their skin to sunlight, because they’re vampires.
Akiba is a nickname for the Akihabara district. That’s why the title for the game is sort of a subtle word shuffle. It can also be seen as Akiba Strip.
Still, while there are a lot of female fetishized outfits and so on, the strip element isn’t targeted towards one victimized group. All vampire genders, both male and female, can be stripped down to their undies.
If anything, the outfits in Akiba’s Trip are more of a linked commentary on the district itself than a farfetched design, like some other titles in NIS America’s stable. It’s said that a lot more tropes are tackled in the game.
Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed has multiple endings for added replay value. It’s a singleplayer only game.