Hit PSP action-adventure game, AKIBA’S TRIP, will have its remaster, AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound and Debriefed, launch in Asia on 20th May 2021. This is also the same release date for the Japanese version of the game, titled AKIBA’S TRIP: First Memory.
Currently, the Western version of the remaster is still in development for PC and PS4. There is no fixed release date for the Western version.
For the Asian version, Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc. will distribute the remaster for the PS4 and Switch. Together with the choice of English or Japanese audio, Hellbound and Debriefed will also have Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, English and Japanese subtitle options.
Hellbound and Debriefed is a fully remastered version of AKIBA’S TRIP Plus optimised for current-generation console. Released for the PSP back in 2012, it is an action-adventure game in which a young man battles vampires known as Kageyashi in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan. Explore a stunningly recreated Akihabara in HD, complete with flashy signs, billboards and anime iconography.
You can check out some of the remaster’s gameplay in the promotional video below:
Combat in the game is not as simple as beating your opponent till their HP drops to 0. As the Kageyashi are vampires, players can only defeat them by exposing their skin to sunlight. Therefore, players must strip the Kageyashi off their clothes for a chance at victory.
For players who purchase the first edition packaged Asian version of the remaster, they will also receive a special art book. Written in Traditional Chinese and Korean, the art book contains illustrations by 16 artists who “love Akihabara!”. This package also comes with two OST discs, complete with 46 songs worth more than 100 minutes of music. Finally, players can also get their hands on the Japanese reprint of the original AKIBA’S TRIP Official Complete Guide.