Kati will have justice. Acquire is working on DLC for Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (a.k.a. Akiba’s Trip 2). The new addition comes nearly nine years after the game was originally released in 2013 and 2014 on PS3 and PS Vita. The DLC, which was announced on June 5, 2022, will add a new story route for one of the playable characters.
Check out the announcement teaser below.
Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed is an open-world action game structured similarly to Acquire’s Way of the Samurai series. Players roam an accurately rendered version of Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood, hunting down “Synthisters,” vampire-like superhuman creatures. The Synthisters walk among the regular humans, preying upon the lifeforce of tourists, cosplayers, and the unsuspecting masses crowding the famous district. The player is turned into one of them and teams up with an impromptu gang known as the Akiba Freedom Fighters to investigate the incidents and bring peace to Japan’s nerd haven. The game was notable for its location-accurate use of stores and establishments from real-life Akihabara, as well as its “Strip Action” combat. Players fight Synthisters, but need to defeat them by tearing off their clothing and exposing their bodies to sunlight.
The new route for Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed is called the “Kati Route” and focuses on Kati Räikkönen, a partner for the player character and the only heroine in the game without a story route of her own. The original release of Akiba’s Trip 2 contained multiple endings based on the player’s pursuit of one of four heroines: Touko Sagisaka, the player’s childhood friend, Shizuku Tokikaze, the player’s savior, Rin Tokikaze, Shizuku’s sister, and Shion Kasugai, genius president of a pharmaceutical company. Kati is a foreign student from Finland, who visited Japan to study and engage in her love of anime and JRPGs. She dresses in a hand-made maid outfit for kicks.
Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed is available for PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and PC, and the “Kati Route” DLC is in development, though an English release of the add-on is not yet confirmed. A Switch port is also in development. The first Akiba’s Trip title was localized and released on Switch, PS4, and PC in 2021 as Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound and Debriefed. Check out Siliconera’s official review.