Akiba’s Beat will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Europe in Q1 2017 via publisher PQube, the company announced.
The Acquire-developed, Akihabara-set action RPG will have its first European showcase at MCM London Comic-Con this weekend.
Here’s an overview of the game, via PQube:
Set in a hyper-stylised recreation of Akihabara, Akiba’s Beat plunges you into the heart of the mecca of Otaku culture, but all is not as it seems!
A haven for music fans, the go-to place for idol obsessives, a one stop shop for household electronics – over the years, Akihabara has meant many things to many people. Now, with dark forces at play, the memories, hopes and dreams of Akihabara’s colourful denizens are becoming a reality. Their delusions are taking physical form and with that, threatening the very fabric of time and reality!
Stuck in a never-ending time loop, it is up to you take on the freakish manifestations of Akihabara in an action RPG like no other! Battle to the Beat, timing your actions to the background music to deal the most damage.
Meet Electric Town’s colorful characters and form your best team to take on their collective imaginations.
In Japan, the PlayStation 4 version of Akiba’s Beat will launch on December 15, with the PS Vita version’s release date still to be announced. A North American release is due out across both platforms in Q1 2017.
Watch a trailer below.