Acquire, makers of Tenchu and the Badman games, have a new PSP adventure game. Akiba’s Strip takes place in Akihabara, Tokyo’s electronics haven. Vampires called Kageyushi take the appearance of people and roam inside the electric town. Two groups protect the district in different ways. NIRO hunts the vampires and a vigilante brigade help find missing people. The two factions work together to keep Akihabara safe.
In Akiba’s Strip you play as an 18 year old student who was attacked by the Kageyushi and now carry a serious illness. The unnamed protagonist cosplays as a hobby and you can change into different outfits in the PSP game. Rui, a slender girl who doesn’t like to laugh, saves the lead characters from the Kageyushi. Satako is a member of NIRO and is the main character’s connection to the group.
Akiba’s Strip is designed to look like the Akihabara of today. Players will see and visit familiar locations including AsoBit City, DosPara, Toranoana, and Messe Sanoh.
Asaura, author of the light novel Vanilla – A Sweet Partner, is helping design the game’s scenario. Tanu is the character designer. Akiba’s Strip’s genre is action adventure. The game is slated for release on April 14 in Japan.