XSEED Games recently revealed that ACQUIRE’s highly-anticipated satirical JRPG, AKIBA’S BEAT, will receive dual audio voiceover support, including both English and Japanese spoken language dialog options covering all of the nearly 22,000 spoken lines. These will be included on the PlayStation 4 disc, with PlayStation Vita players able to download the Japanese-language voiceovers as a free DLC item.
They also announced that the game’s “cute little uggo” mascot character, Pinkun, will become reality as a 3.5″ tall pocket plushie. This plushie will be available with all pre-orders at participating retailers while supplies last.
Ken Berry, Executive Vice President at Marvelous USA, stated, “We’re pleased to support one of our most highly-anticipated games with dual voiceover audio, with the option to switch between the original Japanese recording and dialog from an English-language cast whom we’ve hand-selected. We know our fans will appreciate having the option to enjoy the game how they see fit, and we hope they love our AKIBA’S BEAT pre-order Pinkun plushie as much as we do.”
AKIBA’S BEAT is a spiritual successor to Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, and is a modern-day satirical spin on a classic Japanese role-playing game formula. It is set in a true-to-life recreation of Tokyo’s Akihabara ward, or Akiba for short, and players will take control of a party led by Asahi Tachibana. This party seeks to rid the town of anything that is out of sync with reality.
Players will wander the street, questioning the quirky Akihabara residents on a variety of subjects related to the mystery, unlocking fantasy-themed dungeons known as “Delusionscapes,” which happen to be infested with the monsters known as “Deluseons”. The deluseons are encountered on the map and fought in a party-based action battle system. This helps put your skills to the test while creating a unique experience that seamlessly blends a real-life locale with the secret delusory world of its residents’ innermost desires.