Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Akiba's Beat coming with Japanese and English voices

XSEED Games had a little news from its AkibaFest in Little Tokyo, with Akiba’S Beat coming west with dual audio voiceover support, including both English and Japanese language dialog options covering each of its nearly 22,000 spoken lines. Among the voice artists are Alexis Tipton (pictured), Brittney Karbow, Chris Patton and Ed Bosco.

Both voiceover languages will be present on-disc for the PS4, while Vita owners can download the Japanese-language voiceovers separately as a free DLC item. In addition, the company announced that the game’s “cute little uggo” mascot character, Pinkun, will phase into reality as a 3.5” tall pocket plushie that will come with all pre-orders at participating retailers while supplies last.

The game is due to land in Q1 2017. There are two sides to the gameplay: first, players will wander the streets and question the quirky Akihabara residents on a variety of subjects related to the mystery at hand, ultimately unlocking fantasy-themed dungeons known as “Delusionscapes” which are infested with monsters called “deluseons.” These deluseons are encountered on the map and fought in a party-based action battle system, putting players’ skills to the test and creating a uniquely challenging experience that seamlessly blends a real-life locale with the secret delusory world of its residents’ innermost desires.

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