Acquire has detailed the third of four “Case” scenarios of its upcoming Akihabara-set action RPG Akiba’s Beat.
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Case 3: A Mysterious Encounter Tied to a Delusion
An Akihabara where reality has been eroded by delusions and where the same Sunday repeats for eternity. However, the protagonist Asahi and company meet other people who are unaffected by the repeating day. Those new acquaintances lead Asahi and company to an unforeseen truth….
Asahi thinks he escaped reality and that it must be a dream, but Akihabara has systematically repeated the same day many times. Saki, who thinks this phenomenon must have been caused by Delusions, decides to work together with Asahi, who is unaffected, to destroy all the delusions in Akihabara.
Asahi and company take on the “Second-Year of Middle School Delusionscape,” the embodiment of second-year middle school students’ delusions. However, a hooded boy named Kyouya Yuunagi wielding a large axe in one hand stands in Asahi and company’s path, preventing them from going forward. Asahi and company sense danger in this unusual atmosphere, so they are forced to temporarily retreat from the Delusionscape, but it appeared as if Yuunagi was anxiously awaiting in someone.
In the Delusionscape, Asahi, who had encountered an unexpected incident, stops at a street corner in the late evening to cool down from the chaos. There he meets bar owner Akemi Extasia, who has an air of neutrality and charm. Akemi, who says she manages the side-street bar “Eden of Violet,” which has a membership system, for some reason has information on various events including the mystery of the erosive delusions Asahi and company are chasing after, as well as the rumor downtown about the “man in the pink cape.” In this Akihabara swirling with delusions, what is Akemi’s true aim?
Acquire also announced it plans to host a Niconico live stream to celebrate the launch of the PlayStation 4 version of Akiba’s Beat on December 7 at 20:00 Japan time. According to the description, it will feature a “major announcement.”
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.