XSEED Games Reveals AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut for Nintendo Switch™; New DLC Story Route for PlayStation®4 and PC Versions
Fight Like a Nerd to Defend Akihabara in the Expanded Version of the Cult-Classic Action RPG
TORRANCE, Calif. — Dec. 14, 2022 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut, an expanded version of the original AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed released in North America in 2014, is in development and will be releasing on Nintendo Switch™ in North America in 2023. The publisher also announced a new story route focused around lovable Finnish exchange student, otaku, and part-time maid Kati Räikkönen, considered the “true ending” for the game, will be included in the Nintendo Switch release, along with all of the original game’s downloadable content. “Kati’s Route” will also be available for purchase separately as DLC on PlayStation®4 and Windows PC for owners of the original release. Full retail plans and digital pricing will be disclosed at a later time.
Updated from its original release for a new generation, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut places players in the role of Nanashi, an otaku mysteriously transformed into a vampire and thrust into a conspiracy of “Synthisters” plaguing the electronics mecca. Alongside a colorful cast of allies known as the ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’, Nanashi must defend his fellow otaku from vampire predators, discovering that the best strategy to defeat them is to strip them of their bare essentials and expose them to the cleansing power of the sun! Featuring a fully-voiced “true ending” route starring lovable maid Kati, original side quests starring the offbeat otaku denizens of Akihabara, and an arsenal of new weapons and armor, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Cut brings modern supernatural adventure for the Japanophile of discerning tastes.
Akihabara’s seen it all, from Japan’s post-war reconstruction to the economic bubblegum crisis of the ’80s. Always on the cutting edge of progress, with a little something to offer even the most unconventional of appetites, it was almost inevitable that this singular technocracy of indulgence would turn into the perfect hunting ground for “Synthisters” – vampires who prey upon the life energy of the town’s unsuspecting figurine-chasers, maid café connoisseurs and cosplayers.
Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed tells the story of one such unfortunate soul: a young man named Nanashi who was lured into a trap and transformed into one of the walking undead. However, he was spared the worst of his fate by the bloody kiss of a mysterious Synthister hunter named Shizuku. Together with the rest of his companions in an organization unofficially dubbed the “Akiba Freedom Fighters,” Nanashi and Shizuku must uncover the truth behind the Synthister plague and save Akiba from being overrun by violent, antisocial energy vampires.
And of course, the best way to fight vampires is to strip them down to their skivvies so they melt in the noonday sun…
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About XSEED Games
XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a variety of third-party partners and independent developers. The company’s portfolio of published games and series’ include STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, No More Heroes, Corpse Party, AKIBA’S TRIP, and Granblue Fantasy: Versus; along with new titles from independent developers that have been funded by XSEED Games including Potionomics and Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories. XSEED Games has grown its reputation among global gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach for quality games.