“Akiba’s Beat” is the “sort of” sequel to 2013’s “Akiba’s Strip: Undead & Undressed“. While they share the same setting, name, and developer, I soon learned that is basically all they share. The predecessor focused on the destruction of clothes. However, this time around music and, yes “beats” is the center of attention. You take control of main character and… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
[embedded content] The early hours of Akiba‘s Beat, a new role-playing game by Acquire, had me feeling as if I had been down this road before. After all, if I were to tell somebody that I was playing an RPG starring teenagers that deals with them changing the twisted thoughts of others, they’d probably assume I was still playing Persona 5. It’s unavoidable that the two games get mentioned in the same breath, as their thematic similarities are startling. These comparisons are unfortunate. Despite being a huge step up from the disastrous Akiba’s Trip (of which the game is a spiritual successor to), Acquire’s latest can’t compete with one of the best role-playing games of the past decade from either a gameplay or story standpoint. That’s not to say there aren’t positives about the game, but the thought of “who exactly would choose to play this?” was consistently in the back of my mind while playing through the early chapters. That line of thought mostly subsided as I got deeper into the rather lengthy role-playing game. Once Akiba’s Beat started to put its own spin on the themes of delusions, dreams, and selfishness, things got much more intriguing. One of the most interesting hooks of the game is that the…
Akiba’s Beat for PS4 and PlayStation Vita has an interesting group of characters, but lacks what it takes to be a true action RPG. …Read More The post Akiba’s Beat Review — An Otaku Paradise by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
In a big week for PlayStation gamers, you’ll find Injustice 2 and The Surge on PlayStation 4, Farpoint and the Aim Controller on PlayStation VR, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas and Akiba’s Beat on PlayStation Vita, and much more. *All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. PlayStation 4 Games ACA NeoGeo Over Top (PSN) – NA Akiba’s Beat (Retail & PSN) Baila Latino (PSN) – NA Black & White Bushido (PSN) Chroma Squad (PSN) – NA Defenders of Ekron (PSN) – NA Future Unfolding (PSN) – NA Injustice 2 (Retail & PSN) Portal Knights (Retail & PSN) – EU Seasons After Fall (PSN) Shadow Warrior 2 (PSN) Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island (PSN) Tango Fiesta (PSN) – NA The Surge (Retail & PSN) PlayStation VR Games & Accessories Farpoint (Retail & PSN) PlayStation VR Aim Controller (Retail) PlayStation Vita Games Akiba’s Beat (Retail & PSN) Deemo: The Last Recital (PSN) – NA Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (Retail & PSN) Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (PSN) Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (Retail & PSN) DLC Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Zombies Chronicles’ (PS4) Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization ‘Chapter I: Explorer of Illusory Mists’ (PS4, PS Vita) *Keep in mind that all release dates are READ FULL STORY…
Akiba’s Beat aims to transport RPG fans to a fictional version of the real life district of Akihabara in Tokyo. …Read More The post Akiba’s Beat Interview — Director Talks Otaku Delusions and Game’s Development by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
[embedded content] There’s less than a week until the May 16 Western release of Akiba’s Beat for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita and XSEED has released a new trailer showcasing the game’s roster of maids. Here’s a quick description of the game’s maids: When every day is Sunday and the streets of Akihabara lead to “Delusionscapes” filled with monsters, maids can be your greatest guides. Once you’ve convinced them to join you, they’ll alert you to whatever’s nearby – treasure, enemies, Delusionscapes, the works! If you’re lucky, they might even help you out a little in battle. Maid Characters’ English Voice Cast Moé Suzumori – played by Alexis Tipton Yoshino Saionji – played by Lauren Landa Kanata Saotome – played by Karen Strassman …and more? Akiba’s Beat is the third entry in the Akiba series of games and the first to feature a JRPG style of gameplay. It was originally released in Japan in December of last year. Akiba’s Beat comes out in North America and Europe on May 16 and May 19, respectively, for the PS4 and PS Vita. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
DualShockers asks Akiba’s Beat director Kohta Takano about the game’s delusions and how they relate to the real world as well as his personal delusions. …Read More The post Akiba’s Beat Director Aims to Expose Our Otaku Delusions Through Deep Narrative by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
Funimation announced their plans for the English dub of Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, premiering January 4 6:00am PT/8:00am CT. …Read More The post Funimation to Air English SimulDub Cast for Akiba’s Trip: The Animation by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
Over the weekend XSEED revealed at Akibafest 2016 that Akiba’s Beat will receive a dual audio option when it releases in the West, when it releases on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Q1 of 2017. Executive Vice President Ken Berry made a statement about the announcement saying, “We’re pleased to support one of our most highly-anticipated games with dual voiceover audio, with the option to switch between the original Japanese recording and dialog from an English-language cast whom we’ve hand-selected”. Furthermore, the publisher will be adding a pre-order bonus to early buyers in the form of a 3.5″ tall pocket plushie of the character Pinkun. Ken Berry continues, “We know our fans will appreciate having the option to enjoy the game how they see fit, and we hope they love our Akiba’s Beat pre-order Pinkun plushie as much as we do.” The list of English voices: Todd Haberkorn – Kanon Tia Ballard – Riyu Momose Robbie Daymond – Yamato Hongo Ray Chase – Mizuki Aihara Mick Wingert – Boss Justin Briner – Megan Taro Erica Mendez – Saki Hoshino Ed Bosco – Reiji Shinomiya Chris Patton – Asahi Tachibana Cherami Leigh – Kotomi Sanada Brittney Karbowski – Pinkun Alexis…
At the AkibaFest this weekend, XSEED Games confirmed that its upcoming action RPG, Akiba’s Beat, will be getting an English dub and dual voice. Apparently, this will be the “biggest” dub in the company’s history with almost 22,000 loops. We’re also told that a vast majority of the dialog will be voiced. “We worked with tons of talented to make this happen,” wrote XSEED. The cast is as follows: Asahi Tachibana – Chris Patton Saki Hoshino – Erica Mendez Riyu Momose – Tia Ballard Yamato Hongo – Robbie Daymond Kotomi Sanada – Cherami Leigh Kuehn Reiji Shinomiya – Edward Bosco Mizuki Aihara – Ray Chase Pinkun – Brittney Karbowski Boss – Mick Wingert Kanon – Todd Haberkorn And this is just scratching the surface since there are at least 180 voiced roles, according to Localization Editor Kris Knigge who also revealed that he’s been working on the project for the past two months. Perhaps, that’s one of the reasons why the game was delayed to Q1 2017. [Source: Kris Knigge, XSEED Games (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
During XSEED’s Akiba’s Beat panel at Akiba Fest 2016, the publisher announced that the upcoming RPG will have an English dub. Furthermore, they revealed a few of the voice actors including, Erica Mendez, Cherami Leigh and Ray Chase. Additionally, this will be the biggest dub the publisher has ever done with over 22,000 lines of recorded dialog. Compare that to the 10,000 lines they recorded for Trails of Cold Steel. The publisher also confirmed that the game will have dual audio for players who prefer the Japanese voice overs.
XSEED Games will be around with demos and panels for this weekend’s AkibaFest located in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, their main focus will be their musical tourism game Akiba’s Beat which will be featured in the two discussions for “Uptown Beatdowns with XSEED Games.” At booth #24 atendees can play through the demos of Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity and Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star while also browsing some swag. The titular Akiba homage will also be playable before its release on PS4 and Vita in the first part of 2017. The two panels will take place at the Big Tent Panel Room at these times: Saturday at 3:00pm – 4:00pm PDT Sunday at 12:30pm – 1:30pm PDT AkibaFest runs from October 15-16 with tickets starting at $15. Will you be able to enjoy a slice of Akiba and an earful of Akiba without being in Akiba?