How Close Is Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed to The Real Akihabara?

By Spencer . August 11, 2014 . 3:38am


Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed is set in Tokyo’s famous electric town, Akihabara. One of the main selling points is players can visit real world locations like the retro video game heaven Super Potato. Not all buildings could be recreated so there are parodies like Sister Donut instead of Mr. Donut. How accurate is the game?


"It is crazy accurate," said Tom Lipschultz, Localization Specialist at Xseed said to Siliconera. "You can actually spot Acquire’s office in the background. Actually, the game is across the street from Acquire’s office. If you had towards it you’re in a holy place. You’re in a shrine, for some reason."


Lipschultz continued, "One of my favorite things is when we were in Akihabara speaking to Acquire about the game, in Akiba’s Trip there is this art gallery near the [train] station. If you get anywhere near there, a woman carrying a painting will browbeat you to come into her gallery and force you to buy a painting. These people are known as "artliens" in the game. They wander around and force art on people, basically. It seemed really weird, but when I was in Akihabara after our meeting with Acquire I happened by that exact spot and had a woman holding a painting trying really hard to get me into her gallery. I was like, ‘Holy crap artliens are real!’ They really hit the nail on the head for Akiba atmosphere."


Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed comes out this Tuesday on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. A PlayStation 4 version is slated for release later this year.

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