See Akiba’s Trip’s Combat System Strip Vampires Of Their Power

By Ishaan . March 4, 2011 . 5:14pm


When we interviewed him to learn more about the game, Akiba’s Trip producer, Luke Rideout, told us that the game came about as a result of a concept of an action game that doesn’t rely simply on “beating up the enemy.”


For this reason, Akiba’s Trip’s combat is a little more strategic, relying on attacks to the head, upper and lower body, along with Combo attacks and new techniques to be learnt along the way. The catch, though, is that your enemies in Akiba’s Trip are vampire-like creatures, and you need to expose their bodies to sunlight to defeat them…by stripping them of their clothes.


This new promo video gives one a good look at Akiba’s Trip’s combat system, developed by Acquire’s Way of the Samurai team, including the strip-combos that help you defeat your enemies. You can learn more about the game in our recent interview with Luke.


No overseas publisher has been announced plans to publish Akiba’s Trip outside Japan yet.

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  • ya know at this point they might as well just admit they misspelled the title and messed up the logo and that the REAL title was akiba STRIP(show)

    • They said in a previous interview it had a double meaning:

      Akiba’s Trip
      Akiba Strip.

  • The stripping really make me laugh hard…. lol lol.. Its like stripping for the sake of justice no, more like stripping others for the sake of human kind.. seems to me the developer wants to make stripping a legit act.. XD

  • Guest

    Animations looks stiff as hell, sounds like its gonna have annoying repeated battle chants and combat looks meh. That opening animation makes me wanna watch an Akiba Trip anime not play the game.

  • Code

    lmao, what do you say to that! It’s like all my aspiration for this game was stripped away~! It’s funny how hard they were trying to justify ripping clothes off girls in this game, I think even if they WERE vampires the police are going to beat your ass down opo;

    It’s sad though because the game still looks fun, and interesting, with neat artwork, and is what I assume is going to be another really fun little Acquire sandbox game owo’ AND THEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS!

  • Ren

    Is anyone here watching Madoka Magica? I got surprised when a music of the opening album started playing in the video. Seem like ClariS is all the rage these days.

  • Akiba is the best stripper there is. No debate.

  • DanteJones

    Not quite sure what I feel about this game…

    The stripping part to defeat your vampire adversaries is a little over the top, but I’m sure theres been worse. XD

  • Stylish GTA!

    • Guest

      More like Yakuza meets Kenka Banchou

    Every MC need to have a special ability, to strip people in mere seconds… not even rasengan can reach that level of awesomeness.

    And what the hell at the last seconds lol xD Be careful with that little sister

    • Couldn’t agree more, the power of stripping other people in a few seconds, is far more amazing than laser eyes, or super human power!!

  • Scrooge_McDuck

    At this point, I really shouldn’t be surprised at anything coming out of Japan anymore, but… Dagnabbit.

  • Kai2591

    lol whats with that last part of the vid? Seems like the guy’s sister just kicked him to the wall.

    Anyway, I don’t mind the stripping (consider it a fun factor), and the fact that its in akihabara is interesting enough for me.. but the story and characters and design are also interesting too.

  • d19xx

    That’s one of the worst running animation I’ve ever seen. Did they motion capture Quasimodo? :(

    • Guest

      Otaku’s run weird because they are more used to sitting down watching Anime, reading manga, and playing games then they are to outdoor physical excursion

      • d19xx

        Quasimodo is an otaku?

        • Guest

          duh……yes. Just look at him. He’s like the godfather of Otaku. Just needs glasses, an Anime shirt and some Pocky sticks

  • Vino (Tim N)

    The little bit of Akiba it shows made me miss the streets and alleys of the real Akiba immensely. The stripping is a bit out there. And I don’t know, I can’t really see this game being localized.

    • I also miss Akiba… but what makes you think Aksys couldn’t handle a game like this? If anything, this would be right up their alley.

      • Vino (Tim N)

        I just think its all the stripping involved lol, too crazy

  • This looks so awesome :D I will import it for sure if there is no chance we’ll get it in EU.

  • Wiccan1109

    So you just go around stripping girls? I dont know whats going on with Japan these days lol. Back in the day their games had normal men and women. As time went by, the men starting looking like women, the women stayed the same. After that the number of men dropped dramatically, and the remaining ones were hard to distinguish from the women, who had grown vastly in population. Now im seeing games with nothing but women, and if men are involved its usually just to take the girls clothes off (and im sure soon enough that role will be reprised by more women.) Personally it puts me off, but i dont mind if they wanna make stuff like that, i just think its a bit bizarre how the ideas kinda taking over all the genres now, even the ones that feel like theyre supposed to be serious. xD

    • You strip guys too, because you strip vampires to make them weaker againts the sun (but it seems they dont have HAVE to be vampires? -.-). Anyhow, i imagine they surely put more girls here to call more the people’s (men’s) attention xD.

    • puchinri

      Although I think you can strip guys in the game as well (and they probably should have shown at least one guy being stripped instead of all girls just now), I actually really agree with you, lol.

  • doomspeller10

    Ishihara’s gonna get (more) pissed off. Hopefully he retires before getting this game banned, it really looks promising. Localization required!

  • MisterDandylion

    So ,for the vampires, been naked is their worst nightmare :O

    I’m in! XD

    The should probably ban this game for being too legit xD

  • Guest

    LMFAOOOOOO someone tell me if it’s worth it…

  • irzbos

    i’m surprised there are so many negative comments about the stripping aspect. It gave me a good laugh and hey, it certainly is unique. As always, speed/action is dumbed down in demos for those who said gameplay looks stiff. They do it that way so it can be easily followed.

  • JustaGenericUser

    Annnnnd the chances of localization just got reduced.

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