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Review: Akiba's Beat

My honeymoon period for reviewing games just ended. After two short games, one great and the other average, I now know the horror of slogging through a soulless role-playing game. While constantly longing to play other games like Breath of ...   read

 
 
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Localizer asks to be left off credits after developer removes accidental KKK reference

Localization is the process of adapting incidental details of a work to better fit the region it is being exported to. Sometimes it is done inelegantly, like when Pokemon's Brock holds a handful of onigiri (rice balls wrapped with dried sea...   read

 
 

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Oh boy, Akiba's Beat's English dub is atrocious

Here I was starting to think people take game roles more seriously when this new Akiba's Beat story trailer came along and slapped me in the face. Its predecessor, Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed, also had a pathetic English dub, but si...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Beat release date announced for May

If you were starting to wonder when the successor to the Akiba's Trip games was going to release in west, the answer is finally here: May 16 in America and May 19 in Europe, 2017. The ESRB has rated it T for teen while it is PEGI...   read

 
 
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Pre-order Akiba's Beat in Europe, get a neat gift

You may not be ripping clothes off of demons, but Akiba's Beat still looks like one of the better role-playing experiences in that mid/low-development budget range. Whereas many games, including Akiba's Trip, just give you a soundtrack...   read

 
 
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How will the AT&T / Warner merger change games?

In case you hadn't heard, AT&T announced Saturday that it intends to purchase Time Warner, Inc. for $85.4 billion. The deal is far from final, and if approved, wouldn't take place until sometime in 2017. It's an absolutely enormous merg...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Beat has been delayed on Vita in Japan

While the Western localisation of Akiba's Beat has recently been delayed, it looks like the game finally has a confirmed Japanese release date. On PlayStation 4, at least. The PlayStation Vita port has been delayed. According to G...   read

 
 
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Hell yeah! Acquire is making another 'What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?'

Oh my gosh, there's another What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? game in the works. I don't know how that keeps happening, but I'll continue to play this wacky series, even if it drifts away from the monster-breeding dungeon simulation...   read

 
 
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Celebrity Dungeons and Dragons campaign will be live-streamed to theaters

I've written before about how much I've enjoyed the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) over the last several years. For me, one of the highlights of every show is the live Dungeons & Dragons game featuring Penny Arcade's creators, Mike Krahulik an...   read

 
 
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New Akiba's Beat trailer introduces its main characters

Akiba's Beat is the upcoming successor to Akiba's Trip (not released outside Japan) and Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed by Acquire. It is set to release on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita sometime in 2016. Like its predecessors, Beat will be...   read

 
 


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Akiba's Beat team 'thinking about' PC port

While in Los Angeles last week for E3, I had an opportunity to sit down with Acquire's Kohta Takano, the director behind the Tenchu and Way of the Samurai studio's latest project, Akiba's Beat. Akiba's Beat is a continuation of sorts of Acq...   read

 
 
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XSEED localizing new Story of Seasons, Fate/Extella, and Akiba's Beat

XSEED Games revealed its spicy E3 lineup today, and it includes some things we already knew about and some things we figured XSEED was working on but couldn't yet say for sure. Among the new confirmations are Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, ...   read

 
 
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Looks like XSEED is localizing another Akiba's game

XSEED Games has registered a domain for Akiba's Beat, a recently-announced action role-playin game from Acquire, the Tokyo-based studio behind the Tenchu, Way of the Samurai, and Akiba's Trip series. Much like Akiba's Trip, this one takes p...   read

 
 
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Mind Zero dungeon crawls to PC this March

Once upon a time, it seemed as though many Japanese game studios were perfectly content to ignore the PC market. But times are a-changin'. More and more all the time, eastern developers are porting their wares from consoles to computers in ...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed strikes Steam May 26

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is taking a bite out of Windows PC on May 26, XSEED has announced. The beat-'em-up takes place in Tokyo's "geek mecca," Akihabara, which is under attack by vampiric monsters that prey on the local otaku....   read

 
 
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The PSP is still alive and kicking with Class of Heroes 3

The PlayStation Portable may be several centuries old at this point, but people are still making games for it -- or at least localizing stuff that came out in Japan several years ago. Such is the case with Class of Heroes 3, which is coming...   read

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

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is coming to PC this spring, XSEED Games announced today. The otaku beat-'em-up RPG initially launched on PlayStation 3 and Vita last year, and was well-received by Destructoid's Brittany Vincent. I...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Trip coming to PS4 on November 25

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is coming to PlayStation 4 on November 25, XSEED Games unveiled today. The otaku beat-'em-up arrived on PS3 and Vita back in August, and earned a favorable appraisal from our own Brittany Vincent. ...   read

 
 
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Review: Mind Zero

At a glance, it's easy to look at Mind Zero and compare it to the Persona series given its art style and the narrative advertised within early trailers and promotional materials. And you wouldn't be incorrect in declaring that it borrows se...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed coming to Europe

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is confirmed for Europe, NIS America announced today. The PlayStation 3 and Vita game will launch in the region on October 10. Set in Tokyo's famous electronics district, Akihabara, the brawler sees...   read

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

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...   read

 
 
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Hashtag all filters: Akiba's Trip 2 has a weird editor on PS4

Akiba's Trip 2 is being ported to PS4 in Japan in a couple months (we get it on PS3 and Vita in August) and Acquire has some videos full of swimsuits and bouncing breasts to show off (below). There's also a weird "visual editor" (above) th...   read

 
 
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Hope you don't mind: Mind Zero now available on Vita

Mind Zero is a dungeon crawler wherein high schoolers with mind powers battle against a seedy government, alternating between the real and spirit world. And it's out today in North America, physical and digital, and will be out in Europe r...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Trip 2 acquires a flashy PlayStation 4 trailer

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is a game where you, erm, beat the clothes of vampires. You see, their skin is weak to sunlight, so forcibly removing their clothes makes perfect sense actually. Earlier this year, XSEED revealed plans ...   read

 
 
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Download No Heroes Allowed for free on PS Vita

The latest installment in Acquire's What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? franchise (formerly known as "Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!") sadly isn't a dungeon strategy game like its quirky predecessors. But it still looks all right, ...   read

 
 


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