XSEED Games to Launch AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed in North America on July 20

Join the ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ to Defend Akihabara’s Otaku Culture on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, and PC

TORRANCE, Calif. May 13, 2021 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, will be launching in North America on July 20 for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam, GoG and The Humble Store by Humble Bundle. The “debriefing action RPG” where players must expose vampires to the sun, arrives with a physical Day 1 ‘10th Anniversary Edition’ currently available for pre-order for the PS4™ system and Nintendo Switch on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for a MSRP $49.99. The base game will be available digitally on all three platforms for $39.99,  while digital deluxe editions are also available on PS4™ and PC for $49.99. The fully remastered version of the first AKIBA’S TRIP title, never before released in the West, is celebrating the 10th anniversary since its original 2011 release in Japan and will include dual Japanese and English audio options.

Return to an accurately modeled Akihabara circa 2011, Japan’s famous electric town, 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 lays dying, a mysterious young lady offers him some of her blood, both saving his life and changing it forever.

Now a Shadow Soul, one of the very creatures that attacked him and his friend, he’s been imbued with superhuman strength and stamina…and 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 the family of Shadow Souls, a group of inhuman monsters. It’s up to him and his friends, the self-styled ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ to preserve the peace of Akihabara and prevent an all-out war from tearing the town apart.

The ‘10th Anniversary Edition’ includes:

  • Retail edition of the game
  • Custom box with exclusive art
  • Softcover artbook with over 96 pages of illustrations, commemorative short story, and concept artwork from the AKIBA’S TRIP series
  • Original Soundtrack of 47 songs on 2 CDs

The digital deluxe edition for PS4™ system includes:

  • AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed game
  • 47-track digital soundtrack
  • Exclusive PS4™ system theme
  • Set of 10 avatars

The digital deluxe edition for Steam includes:

  • AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed game
  • 47-track digital soundtrack
  • Digital version of the 96-page artbook

Developed by ACQUIRE Corp. and to be published for the Nintendo Switch™ system and PS4™ system in North America and globally on Windows PC by XSEED Games, AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed will launch in North America on July 20. The title will be released in Europe by publisher Marvelous Europe on July 23, and in Japan by ACQUIRE Corp. as AKIBA’S TRIP: First Memory on May 20. The limited ‘10th Anniversary’ retail version of the game on the Nintendo Switch™ and PS4™ system is available for pre-order on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers, and the base game will be available digitally on all platforms at launch priced at $39.99. The title has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB for all platforms. More information can be found at the game’s official website: http://www.akibastrip.com/hellbound/.