Akiba’s Trip 2 announced for PlayStation 3, PS Vita
posted on 08.27.13 at 09:06 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Akihabara-set sequel due out on November 7 in Japan.

Watch the debut trailer here.

Akiba’s Trip 2 is in development for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, Acquire announced in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. The game will launch in Japan on November 7 for 7,239 yen on PlayStation 3 and 6,549 yen on PS Vita.

An Akihabara-set sequel to Acquire’s 2011-released PSP game, its latest depiction of Tokyo’s Electronic Town promises to be a more realistic one. Compared to the previous game, more than two times the amount of real-name stores will appear. The hero will have a partner, and the story will change depending on who your partner is.

Kageyashi, the vampire-like beings from the first game, are not the main threat in Akiba’s Trip 2. Instead it is the mysterious organization called Magaimono, who are attacking people in Akihabara. But like the Kageyashi, Magaimono are sensitive to sunlight. Using techniques like “Unison Strip,” you and your partner will cooperate to take your enemy’s clothes off and bask them in sunlight, turning them to dust.

Real-name stores set to appear include Edion, Laox, Onoden, Radio Kaikan, Sega GiGO, Lammtarra, Yodobashi Camera, Volks, Akibaoo, and Sofmap.

The main character, who’s name is simply “Protagonist,” is an ordinary high school student who was leading a normal otaku life. He is fond of Akihabara. After being caught by a mysterious organization, he is transformed into a Magaimono.

Confirmed partner characters include:

  • Touko Sagisaka (鷺坂登子) – voiced by Chiwa Saito – A childhood friend of the protagonist with a side-ponytail and wears short sportswear leggings. She is not exactly an otaku like as the protagonist, but she is a member of the Akihabara neighborhood watch and knows the area well.
  • Shizuku Tokikaze (刻風雫) – voiced by Sachika Misawa – A purple-haired girl with braided cords. A mysterious power supposedly dwells within her, though what kind of power is unknown. She saves the hero after he is captured by a mysterious organization.
  • Souga Hidzuki (輝月宗牙) – voiced by Ryota Takeuchi – A middle-aged man with a goatee who stands as the enemy.

Pre-order bonuses include:

  • “Dokidoki Tokyo Onsen Monogatari” Drama CD
  • Special Booklet feat. Illustrations from Poyoyon Rock
  • “Special Clothing” DLC (Moe costume for the heroine)

Development is currently 85 percent complete.

Thanks, Sinobi, Sokuho@Hokanko.

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  • Eclipse

    Sweet, I was just thinking the other day that I’d love to see a sequel to Akiba’s Trip…and it’s going to be available on the Vita? Do want!

  • DrForbidden

    Wow, I didn’t realise the first one sold well enough to warrant a sequel. That’s good news for Acquire, though.

    • MosquitoLemon

      It got a full-price update (Akiba’s Trip+) just a year after the original release. I’m surprised the sequel didn’t come sooner, though I suppose if it was in the works for PS3 it would have taken awhile.

  • bloodiOS

    It pains me that the series is unlikely to get localized.

    Seriously, how about working on an HD-remastered version of the first game, bundle it with the second, and hope that they’ll get localized.

  • MosquitoLemon

    This is really hype, the first game was great… def. recommend for people who like stuff like Way of the Samurai. Hopefully the battles won’t have the slowdown of the PSP versions.

    edit – also fwiw, I hadn’t gone to Akihabara in real life until after playing the game – the in-game detail is startlingly realistic.

  • BizarreJelly

    Ahh the first was one of those games that I really wanted XSEED or Aksys to be cool and pick up :( any hope for this? Digital release? Anything? Here’s hoping!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      is this an RPG or action game? if no, then XSeed doesn’t want it seems

  • jujubee88


  • uhawww


  • jujubee88

    Will this sell on PS3? It seems like much more of a portable/VITA IP. I think it should have stayed exclusive to portable and just gone with VITA.

    What say y’all?

    • Josephl64

      as long as more people can play it, I don’t see the problem in expanding how it can be played.

      • jujubee88

        Yeah, but I thought more sales and marketing wise. Like, if this was an exclusive and has that label/merchandising appeal, had a bit of a mainstream push to it, the game probably could have shifted more VITA units. See what I mean?

        Now, it’s going to sacrifice the appeal of (maybe) being a VITA only hit to have a spread on PS3 and VITA. So, it seems to me to be giving up it’s identity from a portable to go for safer, short term strategy of also getting on PS3.

        And (for the record) I don’t want the thing to do badly for the studio. Nor would I want any studio to make a bad game because it’s not on VITA. I’m just thinking about VITA’s “system seller” library legacy here, I guess. Personally, I’d like the vita selection to grow, not get thinner bc Ps3 is so easy to port too. Besides, VITA needs more sales success stories. This could have been a big vita exclusive coup!

        • MosquitoLemon

          Yeah but Acquire doesn’t give a damn about pushing VITA units, and Sony is too busy with the PS4 to bribe them into making an exclusive.

    • MosquitoLemon

      I’m not getting a VITA any time soon, so I’m glad it’ll be on PS3.

      • jujubee88

        And I hope you enjoy it sir.

    • sherimae1324

      well i wouldnt be surprised if it sells more on vita than the ps3 ^_^

      • jujubee88

        It might be close. Dragons Crown sold as much on PS3 as it did on vita I think.

        edit: It should sell more on VITA. It was a hit with PSP and if it retains some of that same appeal through commercials, people would relate to it being more portable and buy it (more) on VITA anyways.

    • Dede Ogbe

      Considering how niche this game is, I think it will sell more on the vita cause thats where the market is

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Excited just for the prospect of walking around Akiba.

  • tubers

    It may only be a matter of time when the VITA “replaces” the PS3 :P

    • shogunknight

      I agree. I also think thats Sonys intention. Quite a few ps3 titles having little or no differences with the vita version encouraging its purchase. Quite unfortunate the memory card prcing isnt helping much, but the handheld has great potential

      • http://www.logichaos.com/ Neil Moore

        I think they’re dropping the vita card prices

        • tubers

          Not that much tho.. at least for US pricing.

          100 bucks to 80 bucks for 32 GB. Sure that’s 20% off but still kinda hard to swallow.

    • jujubee88

      Why are people disagreeing? I’m sure tubers never meant for anyone to take his statement so literal.

      But I agree with the general tone. Even Sony acknowledges that consoles are taking a back seat to handheld/mobile right now. That’s why Sony aren’t planning on releasing PS4 earliest in Japan (likke gens before).

      Two years from now, VITA will be even cheaper probably have a new model and a lot more games. No way any Playstation console can compete with that in Japan. Not even PS4. It’s just a different time.

      • tubers

        Thanks. I guess some couldn’t understand the quotation marks. Guess it needed to be italicized as well.

        I was more in-line with how the PSV is trying to pose itself as a “PS3 replacement” with all the multi-platforms it’s been getting and naturally, the PS3 will meet its end production likely faster than the PSV (at least in JPN).

        PS3/PSV Multi-plat

        Super Robot
        Princess Chron
        Dragonball Z

        ..It can be a much more common trend from now on.

      • michel

        Well, in Japan, yes… But not in US/Europe.

        • jujubee88

          Yep. That’s what I said.

  • Dede Ogbe


  • Willgaea

    I’ll wait for it to be localized, before I get excited. I did like playing the first game even though I couldn’t understand it.

  • PrinceHeir


    can anyone remind me what the gameplay was like?

    all i remember was some kid roaming around with only pants down and eating some ice cream?

    • MosquitoLemon

      It’s like Way of the Samurai, but more story-centric (though it does have branching paths). You go around and do missions until you get some story advancement missions.. there are different factions, and messing with one over the other will have consequences, etc.

      • PrinceHeir

        oh that’s cool!!

  • MasterSensei

    So this game is about walking through Akihabara and…? what next? I didn’t even know there was a first game let alone a second one

    • Dede Ogbe

      The first one is pretty awesome n its a bit more than that.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Stripping vampires.