Acquire has detailed the second of four “Case” scenarios of its upcoming Akihabara-set action RPG Akiba’s Beat.
If you missed it, catch details on the “Case 1” scenario here.
Get the new information below.
Case 2: Repeating Sunday, People Tossed About
A number of strange objects suddenly appeared as to cover Akihabara Station. The man’s delusion of Akihabara audio city was a scene of eroded reality. Not yet fully caught up on understanding and still being led by Saki and Pinkun, Asahi clears the delusion-produced labyrinth known as the “Delusionscape.” However, upon exiting the labyrinth, what is waiting for him is the same Sunday seemingly repeating for eternity, a situation completely out of the ordinary—.
Asahi tries to avoid reality thinking it must have been a dream, but in Akihabara the same Sunday has systematically repeated many times. Meanwhile, Saki, who thinks this phenomenon must be caused by the delusions, decides to destroy all of Akihabara’s delusions together with Asahi, who is also unaffected by the repetition.
Asahi and company start to look for abnormal events in Akihabara at once, and thus locate an “Idol Event” that hasn’t existed before is being held. It was a fan event for the up-and-coming idol, Riyu Momose. While running into many of her fans, Asahi and company meat Taro Mekane, who is cheering on Riyu more than any other fan. However, the next day when they returned to check on the state of the event, unlike the previous day, Taro was disturbed by something.
Asahi and company, upon noticing Taro also isn’t affected by the repeating day, wonder if this event is Taro’s delusion and their uncertainty deepens. Then, starting with Asahi and company, depending on the actions of the people unaffected by the repeating day, little by little the daily distortion gets bigger, and finally even the event is suspended causing a large riot to break out among the fans—. Was this event really born from delusion after all…?
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. In the west, Akiba’s Beat is due out across both platforms in North America and Europe in Q1 2017.