Akiba’s Beat Shares Screens And Details On Key Characters And Its Delusion-Warped Akihabara

By Sato . June 9, 2016 . 5:30am

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Acquire previously shared a first look at their upcoming PS4 and PS Vita game Akiba’s Beat, a new title from the Akiba’s series. Here’s a look at the latest on the game directed by Kohta Takano, with designs by UCMM, and a main theme by ClariS.

 

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The stage is set in realistic 3DCG-style Akihabara, in a world that is being eroded by delusions and a group of seven youths must take on the challenge. Reality and delusions get mixed up in this city, where the story unfolds.

 

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Akihabara is getting distorted by delusions, and not only in shape, but also its everyday life. Protagonist Asahi and friends find themselves trapped in a “Sunday that repeats” eternally.

 

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In the midst of this Akihabara that is eroded by delusions, a rumored man in a pink cloak appears on several occasions. They say that he’s involved in various incidents but his identity remains a mystery. Exactly what’s his purpose?

 

Here’s a look at some of the key characters:

 

Asahi Tachibana

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The “Flawless Miracle NEET.” A 19-years old who goes to Kamigyo to enter university, however, he drops out in his first year after not being able to find a meaning to go. He’s been enjoying the NEET life in Akihabara ever since then, until he encounters the “eroded delusions.”

 

Saki Hoshino

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An 18-year-old girl who moves to Akihabara to attend a vocational school. Before meeting Asahi, she’s been working with her familiar “Pin-kun” to destroy the “world of delusions” and defending peace.

 

 

Riyu Momose

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A 14-year-old idol known as “Rippyon.” She’s active in the Akihabara area, and often holds mini-concerts and greeting sessions with fans; however, even such a girl like Riyu encounters the “eroded delusions.”

 

Yamato Hongo

 

 

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A 16-year-old high school student who is considered a “chuuni.” He’s a modern youth that tries his best to come off as a cool guy, and is interested in Akihabara’s culture. Even a guy like him ends up finding out about the “eroded delusions.”

 

Pin-kun

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A mysterious adorably ugly creature that tags alongside Saki. It thinks of itself as a pretty and cute mascot character. Pin-kun speaks in a provocative manner, but ends up providing Asahi and the others with proper support.

 

Next up is a look at some of the game’s system features:

 

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In Akiba’s Beat, the battles take place in a bit of a different stage called the “Delusion Palace,” which appears in the whirl of delusions that is Akihabara.

 

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The Delusion Palace has strange monsters created from delusions. Asahi and friends will need to use their weapons and skills in order to take on the delusion-made monsters in these dungeons.

 

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Putting on headphones in the middle of battle changes into a battle mode, and expands your strategy. We’ll learn more about this feature in a future report.

 

Akiba’s Beat will release in Japan in fall 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. North America will get the game sometime in winter 2016.


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