Today XSEED Games reached out with a press release to announce its E3 lineup, and it had the surprise announcement of Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed on top of the tease of one.
First of all, we learn that a “surprise announcement” will come during E3. At the moment there is no indication on what this surprise could be. All we know is that it’s a game.
A new game has already been announced, and it’s Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed. If you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s the original Akiba’s Trip game, coming to PS4 and PC at a yet undisclosed date.
“Take a trip back to the origin of a series that will knock more than just your socks off! In Akiba’s Trip, players expose vampiric creatures called Shadow Souls to deadly sunlight by liberating them of their clothes. Now, a fully remastered version of the original “Strip Action RPG” is coming to the West for the first time. Following the success of Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, which was released as Akiba’s Trip 2 in Japan and has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed completely rebuilds the first title in a modern engine, bringing back the beat-’em-up, strip-’em-down gameplay fans know and love while accurately rendering Akihabara, Japan’s geek paradise, from circa 2012 in glorious HD.
Developed by Acquire Corp. and published in North America by XSEED Games, Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is in development with the launch date to be announced at a later time.”
On top of that, the publisher‘s lineup includes Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin coming this winter for PS4, PC, and Switch, Heroland coming in 2019 for PS4 and Switch, BurgerTime Party! coming to Nintendo Switch in the fall, Rune Factory 4 Special coming this year for Switch, and Senran Kagura Peach Ball, bound for the Switch on July 9 and for PC later in the summer.