Monday, May 30, 2016

Akiba's Beat announced for Vita!

Also PS4 but who cares?


So here's what we know.  This

and this.

Which is to say, we know nothing - except the title Akiba's Beat and the platform - Vita.

Now, there's a bit we can infer, here.  Acquire's Akiba's Beat is very likely a sequel to Acquire's Akiba's Trip titles - the second game (Akiba's Trip 2) was localized in 2014.  A fun, silly, utterly charming and skirting-across-lewd pretty-much-open-world adventure-brawler, I kind of loved the game that came to the west as Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed. 

The two images at top are all we have to go on at the moment - and the absence of the word 'sTrip from the title.  Between the image and the title, Acquire's next Akiba might be a more-ambitious, less tongue-in-cheek affair, without the goofy stripping mechanics of the series' past.  It's described by Acquire as an action-RPG, though - so likely there will be more robust character development than the 'sTrip titles, which gave you a ton of customization that was almost uniformly aesthetic (combat style was based solely on your chosen weapon).

A teaser site with a 72-hour countdown timer has appeared, so we'll know more in three days.  In the meantime, I'm going to go right ahead and start hoping for a localization, 'cause 'sTrip 2 was a helluva good time.

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