ACQUIRE’s Eccentric Vampire Beat-‘em-up Makes its Way to Steam May 26, 2015
Torrance, Calif., (May 14, 2015) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the Windows PC version of its over-the-top, supernatural action RPG title AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed will launch May 26th on Steam. This Windows PC version includes a “Visual Editor” that allows complete customization of virtually every aspect of the game’s look, enhanced visuals with support for a wide variety of screen resolutions including 1080p HD, and numerous Steam features such as achievements and trading cards.
In AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, players take an eclectic trip through a meticulous recreation of Tokyo’s “Electric Town” district, Akihabara (Akiba for short), to halt a growing malevolence that threatens everything the so-called “geek mecca” represents. Akiba has been invaded by vampiric monsters called “Synthisters” who prey on the anime- and game-obsessed patrons of Akiba – but these vampires feast on their victims’ social energy and will to live rather than their blood.
Taking on the role of a typical but naive local student named Nanashi, who has been transformed into a member of the walking undead himself, players must use an in-game smartphone app to identify which of the outwardly human inhabitants of Akiba are Synthisters, then free them of their clothes, exposing them to sunlight and sending them to the netherworld. To achieve this, players will use everyday objects from baseball bats to comic books to motherboards as weapons, beating enemies into submission before attempting to literally grab the shirts off their backs.
Dual Audio with English and Japanese voiceovers complement a narrative dripping with satire and nods to Japanese culture to create a bewitching modern day supernatural “otaku” adventure.
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed is developed by ACQUIRE and published by XSEED Games worldwide on PC via Steam for $29.99, €26.99 or £19.99 depending on the purchaser’s region of residence, with a 10% discount if purchased during its first week of sale. The game’s Steam page is now live at http://store.steampowered.com/app/333980/.
The PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, and PlayStation®4 system versions are available at participating North American and European retailers and digitally through PlayStation®Store. The PC version of the game has not been rated by the ESRB. The PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita system versions of the game have been rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB in North America, and PEGI 16 in Europe. Online interactions are not rated by the ESRB.
More information on the game can be found at www.akibastrip.com. For information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames.