hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
 BLOG ABOUT THIS

Pull off strangers' clothes for fun and profit in Akiba's Trip

8:30 PM on 06.13.2014 // Natalie Kipper
  @poogienya

Who knew vampires like the taste of otaku?

Being an otaku has its drawbacks, chief among them apparently is that they're the favorite food of the "Synthisters," blood-sucking beings who walk in the daytime.

Now, you, a newly-bitten Synthister, must fight back against those who stole your humanity by, uh, taking off their clothes. They must be close to naked to be destroyed by the sun's rays.

That's the basic premise for Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. And, yeah, it sounds pretty silly, but what I saw of the game at E3 piqued my interest. 

After hearing the plot, I was bracing myself for fan-service fluff but was pleasantly surprised to find that this was more comical that perverted.

For starters, the game doesn't discriminate on which gender you fight and strip. Yes, you will have the chance to fight and thus take off the clothes of female Synthisters but male ones are also present and will have to be dealt with in the same fashion.

Of course, it is not as easy as it sounds. You must deal enough damage to the Synthister for the stripping to be successful. Not to mention that the enemy can attempt to strip you as well (you are a Synthister too, remember?) using the same method.

One of the unsung heroes of the game is the backdrop. Set in Japan's Akihabara district, known for its countless arcades, cafés, and other otaku hangouts, Akiba's Trip digitally recreates over 130 arcades as well as additional landmarks.

As much as I love riding polygonal chicken-horses across mystical meadows, it was a cool change of pace to know that my character was getting beaten up in a place that actually exists.

The game features multiple endings and as you would expect, which one you get is determined by the decisions you make in-game. The dialogue between you and the partner you unlock plays off traditional dating sim style, in which you are able to respond with different choices.

Akiba's Trip definitely knows who its audience is. The hints of anime, manga, and gaming culture are everywhere. Just walking through Akihabara in search of enemies, I came across an NPC entitled "Yaoi-loving Girl." I laughed at that one.

And for goodness' sake, if not for Hatsune Miku, why would you even consider using a giant leek as weapon? It is that light tone which made the game stand out for me. 

You will be able to see all of this and more for yourself when Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed releases this summer.

Photo Gallery: (9 images)
Click to zoom - browse by swipe, or use arrow keys



Natalie Kipper,
 Follow Blog + disclosure poogienya

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.





 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

OrochiLeona avatarOrochiLeona
So there's a chance more MKX characters are being revealed today. Now, I'm not saying you *should* cross your fingers and say a prayer for me to get my waifu Sindel just, y'know, it would be monstrous of you to make me cry with your lack of love & support
StriderHoang avatarStriderHoang
Just so you know, I've been a Huge subscriber for a few years but I thought I had until the end of September to cancel it. So I've opened an inquiry for the refund, which is on tinypass' end of things by the way.
techsupport avatartechsupport
I once posted that Total Recall was the best movie ever made. I would like to make note that Starship Troopers is a close second. Carry on.
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
I put too many peppers in my sausage and potatoes. My asshole is on fire. I want to cry when I wipe. But it was good.
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
One glorious Japanese twitter user made a custom LBX of one of my favorite Kamen Riders: [img]http://i.imgur.com/yp1oraHm.jpg[/img] It's like getting peanut butter in chocolate but with small robots and spandex banana men!
SeymourDuncan17 avatarSeymourDuncan17
I feel terrible for not reading most of you beautiful people's blogs. Let's just say my passion is writing, not reading :s
techsupport avatartechsupport
People can debate GOTY all they want, but the real question is: D-Horse or Roach?
Mr Knives avatarMr Knives
I'm dragging myself away from my PS4 long enough to say that MGS V is pretty darn awesome so far.
Myles Cox avatarMyles Cox
Down with that PAX Pox. Auhhhghghghhhh
Shinta avatarShinta
MGSV: Sneaking into a heavily guarded Russian military base in Afghanistan at night, slashing throats while listening to this. [youtube]https://youtu.be/-hWZqllm3mQ[/youtube] Comes off like a perfectly planned scene in a Scorsese movie or something.
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
Tortilla chips: The only food I know and love to betray me by deciding to flip to a bad angle and stab me in the gums.
IDrawOnTape avatarIDrawOnTape
I'm ok with Namco shutting down Soul Calibur: Lost Souls, as long as they keep Ace Combat:Infinity running. Love that game and just hit 3 million credits.
ScreamAid avatarScreamAid
Holy fuck I feel new again. I've been on hiatus for a while and haven't been up to writing. I might just jump back into things after I relearn things here. Does anyone even remember me? Like damn it's been a while.
Jed Whitaker avatarJed Whitaker
In MGS5: The Phantom Pain, Solid Snake dies from lung cancer from all those years of smoking. #FakeSpoilers
RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
[youtube]http://youtu.be/FDSHslyrxkM[/youtube] If you don't know the truth, you don't know the score. The end is coming near. MAJOR SPOILERS!
Paul S avatarPaul S
Wow, it's really easy to get people upset over video games.
wutangclam avatarwutangclam
I hope MGS V is living up to everyone's expectations. I can't get enough.
Barry Kelly avatarBarry Kelly
I dislike the idea of intentionally reinforcing the notions that either race or gender are character traits, and those that don't match your own are completely unrelatable.
Shinta avatarShinta
Who's your favorite female black writer on Destructoid's staff? Post a comment below with your votes.
Dr Mel avatarDr Mel
I'm ok if someone chooses a character's ethnicity in a story with the intent of being more representative, as long as the story is good. And if even SOME people feel like it helps them relate, then good! Don't bother me none.
more quickposts


Contest!


destructoid's previous coverage:
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed


  Mar 26

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed hits PC this spring

PC version includes the previously PS4-exclusive Visual Editor


  Nov 05

Akiba's Trip coming to PS4 on November 25

The blue bus is callin' us. Driver, where you takin' us?


  Jul 23

XSEED dates Akiba's Trip, confirms PS4 version

Coming to PS3/Vita in August and PS4 this holiday season


  Jul 14

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed coming to Europe

NIS America publishing brawler for PS3 and Vita in October


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -